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 Nation-State Law has faced powerful opposition from Israelis of all kind, including the progressives, some right wingers and the Druze community.Read more Meet Gali Bessudo: the activist who won’t leave Sderot
Gali is part of the Movement for the Future of the Western Negev, which demands a political settlement to stop the violence along the boundary with Gaza.Read more Huge Protest Over Gay Surrogacy Rights in Israel
A recent bill denied gay men eligibility for surrogacy, sparking widespread outrage.Read more What’s Next after the Nation-State Law?
The Israelis who still believe in the Jewish and democratic values that animate Israel’s founding vision need our support.Read more