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.
There is a very real struggle right now to stop this law from passing because of what it could mean for Israeli democracy, because of what it could do to Jewish-Arab relations within Israel, and because it could provide protection to religious fundamentalism, to sexism, and to racism.Read more Watch: Trailblazer Exposes the Injustices of the Occupation
Frima (Merphie) Bubis grew up Orthodox, but pushed to serve in the IDF. Her experience while in uniform ultimately brought her to work at Breaking the Silence.Read more Countering Homophobia in Holon
NIF gave a special grant to The Aguda – Israel’s LGBT Task Force for a pride demonstration in Holon city centerRead more Responding to the Gaza Crisis
The terrible situation along the Israel-Gaza border deteriorated to a new low last week.Read more