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 Bill constitutes a major threat to Israeli democracy. SHATIL is working not only to raise awareness of its ramifications, but to combat the uptick in racist violence.Read more New Legislation Targets Asylum Seekers
Legislators in Israel are proposing a new plan to detain African asylum seekers in Israel following September’s Supreme Court victory.Read more The Death of Innocence
Since the murder of three Israeli teenagers and the revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager last summer, we have known that what we are seeing is not just casual violence.Read more 138 Asylum Seekers to be Released
Following two years of detention, 138 African asylum seekers will finally be released.Read more