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A Message From our Chief Executive, Adam Ognall- September 2014

 Throughout this difficult summer NIF’s work for social change continued unabated. As well as our work responding to the conflict and addressing the tensions that have, our longer-term work has continued with some notable victories

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"It's moving to see so many people wanting to help"

Amid the falling rockets and a call for reserve duty, activist Erez Nagawker is ensuring that Be'er Sheva residents don't go hungry.

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Righting Injustice

 A new law, which ensures pension payouts to divorced women, is the latest victory for women's rights in Israel. 

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A Push for Tolerance

Tensions between Jews and Arabs within Israel remains high. We're working to defuse the tension and build relationships. 

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Close to the Bomb Shelters

An organization in Ashkelon that works with FSU immigrants has been creating activities for kids in the bomb shelters and giving families a respite from the violence. 

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Public Housing: Three Steps Forward, One Step Back

Affordable housing activists took to the Knesset and scored three victories this week. But another setback illuminates the magnitude of the problem. 

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Israel, Gaza, the current crisis and what it means for peace, security & Israeli society

Free entry – but please reserve your place by emailing amit@uknif.org or by clicking here.

Please join us for this lunchtime discussion on the current situation in the Middle-East with special guest, Talia Sasson. 

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Bridging the Divides

By Rachel Liel, Executive Director in Israel 

On Sunday, I went down to Soroka hospital in Be’er Sheva and met with families of Bedouin Israelis whose children have been injured by rocket attacks. I saw children coping with injuries they could not comprehend. I saw young parents comforting their kids.

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We mourn. We don't avenge

I know you are worried about what's going on in Israel. I am too.

On Tuesday, Israel buried three teenagers who were kidnapped and murdered. It was a devastating act perpetuated by extremists determined to shed innocent blood and to provoke further conflict. 

Daniel Sokatch, CEO
New Israel Fund
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'Revenge won't bring back our boys'

‘Revenge won’t bring back our boys’, read the banner above the rally called by Tag Meir, Light Tag, in Jerusalem yesterday. ‘This gathering brings me hope’

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg (senior rabbi of Masorti UK)

 

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