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NIF Pesach 2014- Refugees in Israel

New Israel Fund recommended supplements for Pesach 2014. Out of Africa: Refugees in Israel 

 

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Vote for Change Winner Announced

Vote for Change: Congratulations to the African Refugee Development Centre

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NIF Thanks Pears Foundation

NIF is delighted to have received a new substantial two-year grant from the Pears Foundation. NIF greatly appreciates our long standing partnership with the Pears Foundation based on common values and a desire to build strong connections between the UK Jewish community and Israel.

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NIF's Commitment to Being at The Forefront of Civil and Social Justice in Israel

I came away from journalist Ari Shavit’s talk last week hearing his challenge to both Israelis and Diaspora Jews, to ensure that Israel remains a Jewish and Democratic state. As part of NIF's commitment to being at the forefront of civil and social justice in Israel we have recently concluded a year of strategic thinking in regard to the next stage of our journey.

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Third Vote for Change Competition Launched!

 We are thrilled to announce the launch of our third Vote for Change competition! Get involved and vote for your preferred charity to win £1000. The finalists for the 2014 #v4change competition are: African Refugee Development Centre, Atzum, BINA and Yedid. 

This Vote for Change Competition is now closed.

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Press Release from the Refugee Community in Israel

05 January 2014

Press Release

We, the refugees in Israel, are on strike for 3 days in response to Israel’s implementation of new legislation and the indefinite detention of refugees. We call on the international community to urge the Israeli government to stop this new policy, assess our asylum claims fairly, and start respecting our human rights as refugees.


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NIF Statement on ‘Non-Profit Organisations Bill’

The proposed bill which passed today with the support of eight ministers should really be called the 'Law to Eliminate Freedom of Opinion and Expression in Israel'

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Human Rights Awards Winners 2013


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Vote for Change winner announced!

 We are delighted to announce that The Schoolhouse in Tel Aviv was this summer's NIF Vote for Change competition winner, receiving a prize of £1,000 towards their work! 

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Confronting a Racist Election Campaign

Following the unveiling of the mayor of Upper Nazareth’s racist re-election campaign, the NIF network seeks action from Israel’s Attorney General

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Light Tag Continues to Promote Tolerance

Following the recent apparent ‘Price Tag’ extremist attacks on a monastery and in the neighbourhood of Beit Safafa in Jerusalem, the NIF Light Tag coalition held solidarity events with victims.

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To Reach the Glass Ceiling

This activist impacts the lives of countless women, the broader Mizrachi community, and the depth of social justice in Israeli society  

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Discrimination Defeated

A Mizrachi man who scored a job interview – only after resubmitting his resume with a false Ashkenazi name – took the company to court. And won.

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Message from our Chief Executive, Adam Ognall

A Year of Hope, Justice and Change. This is the theme of NIF’s work this Rosh Hashana (New Year). I would like to thank you for your support in the last year and look forward to what we can achieve in this next year.

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Use NIF’s to send your New Year cards

NIF’s Rosh Hashana e-cards service lets you send personalised cards to your family and friends (for free!). There is a choice of different designs and you can send the same card to multiple people or choose different designs. We hope you find the cards useful, easy, time-saving and colourful.

Visit:http://my.newisraelfund.org.uk/rhcard

 

NIF UPCOMING EVENTS

NIF & Yachad special screening at UK Jewish Film Festival

THE GATEKEEPERS + Q&A with Ami Ayalon (former Shin Bet head)

Tuesday 5 November 2013

Followed by Q&A with Ami Ayalon, the former Head of Shin Bet. Booking opens soon.

 

Human Rights Awards Dinner

Save The Date - 24 November 2013.

For more details on NIF's Human Rights Awards Dinner Click Here.

 

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NIF launches Rosh Hashana e-cards service

We are launching today the NIF Rosh Hashana e-cards service. It lets you send personalised cards to your family and friends (for free!) by email. Visit my.newisraelfund.org.uk/rhcards.

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NIF is recruiting for a fundraising administrator. Click here for details.

Ten years that changed the face of Israeli football

We officially celebrated the 10th anniversary of NIF's campaign against racism in football during the European Under 21 Championships in June. Israel and England's finest young stars, Arab and Jew, Black and White came to Netanya to celebrate the inclusiveness of football and how its camaraderie cuts through racial, ethnic and religious lines.

 

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Voting now open! NIF’s ‘Vote for Change’

Today, New Israel Fund UK launched the second of our quarterly competitions to support grassroots social projects in Israel. Four amazing organisations are up to win £1,000. Their work spans the land and the lives of different people in Israel.

 

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Responding to Price Tag violence in Abu Ghosh

The NIF-supported Tag Meir coalition held a solidarity event in the Palestinian-Israeli village of Abu Ghosh in the immediate aftermath of the recent Price Tag attack.

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Israel to Look Poverty in the Face

 A special inter-ministerial committee to combat poverty was formed this month, which will be tasked with setting measurable targets for reducing poverty and social gaps – which are exactly the demands of the SHATIL-led Social Budget Forum.

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Israel to Fund Non-Orthodox Rabbis

In a major victory for religious pluralism in Israel, the State Attorney's office announced that that the Ministry of Religious Services will allow rabbis from the Reform and Conservative movements to serve as community rabbis.

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UEFA UNDER-21 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: THE ISRAELI AND ENGLISH TEAMS WILL COME TOGETHER TO ENCOURAGE ‘FOOTBALL FOR ALL’ AND KICK RACISM OUT OF SPORT

Players from the two teams and representatives from the Israeli and English FAs will meet for a festive event organized by the New Israel Fund (NIF) and the Israeli Football Association (IFA).

 

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The Israeli and English Teams Will Come Together to Encourage ‘Football For All’

An End to Gender Segregation?

Dramatic breakthroughs may relegate gender exclusion to the dustbin of history.

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Building Civic Power – SHATIL @30

For three decades, SHATIL – NIF’s operating arm has helped Israeli NGOs and activists build capacity and power Read more...

Football for All Delegation Visit the UK

A NIF-led delegation of Israelis promoting ‘Football for All’ visited London to share their work using football to bring communities together.

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Closer to Israel Parade

On Sunday 2 June, NIF will be participating in the celebrations of Israel’s 65th birthday 

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Winners of the Vote for Change £1,000 prize announced!

After 6 weeks and over 1500 votes, the NIF Vote for Change winners have been announced. 

 

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ENGLAND U21s SUPPORT ISRAEL COMMUNITY PROGRAMME

English Football Association partnering with NIF to promote community initiatives

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