Civil & Human Rights
Israel’s Declaration of Independence says: “Israel will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or gender; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture.” The NIF supports groups and projects working to fulfil this vision. From women’s and LGBT rights, to the relationship between synagogue and state, to protecting the rights of Jewish and non-Jewish minorities, NIF has founded, funded, trained or otherwise supported every significant human and civil rights organisation in Israel.
The investigation began following political pressure and is likely intended to deter more soldiers from speaking out.Read more No Boycotts of the Israel Conference on Peace
Ultranationalists pressured political leaders to pull out of the conference over NIF’s sponsorship. They were rebuffed.Read more Marking the Green Line
Israelis marched along the historic border to draw attention to the significance of the border between Israel and the West Bank.Read more Israel Grants Residency Status to 200 Asylum Seekers from Darfur
Years of advocacy prompted the government to make this move, and more work is needed to address the larger refugee situation.Read more