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.
Initially incubated by NIF, this fact-checking organisation is now part of a leading Israeli business newspaper.Read more Israel’s Election – A Turning Point for Democracy?
The upcoming election may very well be a referendum on the direction of Israel’s democracy.Read more Cultural Censorship Law Defeated
The coalition could not muster a majority for this anti-democratic legislation opposed by a coalition of organisations and artists.Read more Why Work in the Field of Human Rights?
Huda Abu-Obeid of Gisha and Shlomi Zachary of Yesh Din talk about why they chose the difficult work of defending human rightsRead more