Social and Economic Justice
Equality requires not just human and civil rights, but also equality of opportunity: freedom from poverty, access to education, employment and affordable housing, the right to basic public services and health care. The NIF works to ensure social and economic justice for all Israelis, the unemployed and those on low wages, single parents, the elderly, Israeli Arabs, new immigrants and Mizrachim. We support groups that campaign for their rights and work for equality of opportunity for all.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators protested in Tel Aviv, demanding the transfer of the budget promised by the government to combat domestic violence against women.Read more “Lionesses:” A #MeToo Moment in Israel’s Public Housing
Too many Israeli women seeking public housing find themselves sexually harassed and abused by those handling their cases. We’re making sure their stories are heard by showcasing them in a photo exhibit called “Lionesses.”Read more Jerusalem Pride March Condemns Nation-State Law
This year, the Jerusalem Pride March was not only an act of solidarity with Israel’s LGBTQ community and in particular the recent government decision to deny gay men surrogacy parental rights. It was also a protest rally against the recently enacted Nation-State Law.Read more Public Outcry Following Racist Dismissals at Barkan Wineries Forces Reversal
Barkan ultimately reinstated the employees who were dismissed from working at the winery simply for being Ethiopian.Read more