Rivlin has paid special attention to people with special needs, as well as to those who have overcome disabilities.
The IDF is renowned for being one of the only armies in the world which incorporates young people with special needs into its ranks.
While the rate of students infected with the coronavirus compared to the total amount of patients has declined in recent weeks, it has begun again to increase.
The other pre-army program participants “see him and not the chair,” said Itay Mori's mother.
Please don’t assume that people with disabilities will want to just stay at home because of the difficulties this year.
People with special needs who live in group homes could not understand why they were cut off from their families for weeks on end.
Parents have expressed frustration with what they describe as the “mess” that the special education system is in – only mentioning the virus as an added difficulty, not the core of the problem.
Generally speaking, most Israelis don’t know much about disabilities, especially “invisible” disabilities.
On May 30, Hallak, a 32-year-old special-needs student from east Jerusalem, was shot by Border Police in the Old City on his way to Jerusalem’s Elwyn Al-Quds Employment Training Center.
The memorial garden at ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran has been dedicated to Rhoda Fischer.