Congrats to the WMIL team! Welldone!

Sam.
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From: Wikimedia-l <wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org> on behalf of Ivan 
Martínez <gala...@gmail.com>
Sent: 27 February 2019 7:27 PM
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Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Agreement Reached Between Wikimedia Israel and 
Israeli Archives

Congratulations Michal and Wikimedia Israel!

El mié., 27 feb. 2019 a las 2:33, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel (<
it...@wikimedia.org.il>) escribió:

> You can also read more about it on Haaretz:
>
>
> https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-after-uploading-28-000-historical-images-wikimedia-signs-deal-with-national-library-1.6976376
>
>
>
> *Itzik Edri*
> Chairperson
> it...@wikimedia.org.il
> +972-54-5878078
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 6:19 PM Michal Lester <mles...@wikimedia.org.il>
> wrote:
>
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I'm happy to share with you that last Monday, nearly four months after
> > Wikimedia Israel’s extraction of nearly 28-thousand public-domain
> > photographs <http://wikimedia.org.il/image-mining-project/> from
> archives
> > affiliated with the State of Israel and the Zionist movement, an
> agreement
> > was finally reached to reconcile the differences between the parties and
> to
> > assure future cooperation.
> >
> > The archives from which the photographs had been extracted last November
> > questioned the legitimacy of Wikimedia Israel’s move and demanded an
> > apology for the misuse of their websites. They agreed, on the other hand,
> > to enhance access to public-domain material stored in their archives and
> to
> > further cooperation with Wikimedia Israel.
> >
> > Following the agreement, Wikimedia Israel released a statement saying it
> > “regrets the situation that has resulted from lack of communication
> between
> > the archives and Wikimedia Israel”. The statement further says that
> > “different world-views and organizational cultures harmed the dialogue
> and
> > distorted the understanding of the intentions of the archives and of
> > Wikimedia Israel”. The statement ends by saying that “this is not how the
> > affairs should have been conducted, and we wish to apologize to anyone
> who
> > sees themselves offended by the move”.
> >
> > The agreement calls for better access to public material, while
> maintaining
> > better sensitivity, and “respecting the rights of those who deposited the
> > material and the Israeli law”. In addition, Wikimedia Israel offered its
> > help in the effort to digitalize the material and make it more
> accessible.
> > This should serve not only Israelis, but also people throughout the
> Middle
> > East, who could find interest in historical photographs taken decades ago
> > in neighboring countries and territories.
> >
> > I hope that in the near future this agreement will lead to a better
> > collaboration and releasing of materials.
> >
> > Michal
> >
> >
> >
> > *Michal Lester,*
> >
> > *Executive DirectorWikimedia Israel*
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