Alex Friedman

Alex Friedman is a screenwriter, social activist, founder and chairman of "Disabled, Not Half a Person" association. For his activities to raise the Disability pension in Israel and to promote the rights of people with disabilities in Israel, Fridman was one of the people of the year 2016, as well as in 2017 and 2018.

In 2015, Fridman began a viral campaign under the slogan “Disabled, Not Half a Person” to raise the disability pension in Israel, one of the lowest in OECD countries. In April 2016, Fridman founded the “Disabled, Not Half a Person” association, which championed a nonpolitical struggle to equalize disability benefits to the Minimum Wage level, and to promote additional rights for people with disabilities in Israel, including accessibility, housing, nursing, proper medical treatment and integrating people with disabilities into society and employment.

In addition to the struggle to raise the disability pension, Alex Fridman is involved in information activities among youth and elderly in lectures throughout the country. Together with Miri Or, he initiated the "Artists Create Artists" project, which promotes awareness of people with disabilities by artists with and without disabilities. The project was launched on March 19, 2017. In addition, Fridman was one of the founders of the Adif Consumer Club for People with Disabilities, together with Bank Hapoalim, the credit card company Isracard and the Investment Fund "2B Community".