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.
Leaders on all sides have found opportunities to scuttle chances for Israeli-Palestinian peace and drive a wedge separating the two peoples.Read more Legislative Alert: Two Bills That Really Matter
The Nation-State bill and the High Court bill—both threats to Israeli democracy—will be on the agenda when the Knesset reconvenes this week.Read more “Strong Israel may be a Fortress, But it is not yet a Home”
The largest crowd ever came out for this year’s Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony.Read more What to Make of the Prime Minister’s Libel?
The days ahead will not be simple — not for Israelis who cherish democracy, not for NIF, and not for the 38,000 people seeking asylum who now find themselves in limbo — but this episode has powerfully demonstrated that we are not alone, and that when we stand together we have real power.Read more