In standing side-by-side with Israelis fighting for a just, safe, and equal Israel
In the last nine months, we have been inspired by millions of Israelis of all backgrounds defiantly defending democracy in the face of an extremist government.
They are demanding a future where everyone can live with equality, justice, and safety.
With your support the New Israel Fund and our grantees are fuelling the fight back against ultra-nationalists and religious fundamentalists. We know this is not something we will win in a day or month. The pace and scale of the challenge has radically changed and will require a sustained and collective effort by all of us now and in the months and years ahead.
That is why this New Year we are asking you to stand with us for a future where democracy triumphs over extremism and we can achieve our long-term ambition of delivering a fairer Israel for all.
For decades the New Israel Fund has been at the forefront of striving for a better and fairer future for all communities in Israel. We have created, developed, and funded hundreds of impactful organisations that empowered minorities and marginalised people, defended human rights for Israelis and Palestinians, and advanced partnership between Arabs and Jews.
NIF is leading the fight today – tripling emergency grants, proving practical assistance to protect civil society leaders and organisations, and harnessing our work in education and local communities to demonstrate the better future that is possible.
Empowering minorities and marginalised groups
We are proud that NIF have advanced the rights of women, LGBTQ+ citizens, people seeking asylum, Palestinian citizens, and all communities in Israel.
Today, many of these groups are the most at risk under the current government with laws being proposed that will erode hard won rights, such as access to surrogacy for same sex couples, healthcare for asylum seekers, and necessary funding for Palestinian communities in Israel.
How we are addressing these issues
Defending Israelis & Palestinians’ Human Rights
NIF have been challenging the groups and trends that have brought this government to power for fifteen years.
By supporting lawyers, LGBTQ+ groups, Arab-Jewish protestors and all the early demonstrations, NIF lead the way. Now, over a million Israelis including military reservists, hi-tech entrepreneurs, and trade unions are part of a political awakening for a growing pro-democracy camp.
Advancing Arab-Jewish Partnership
NIF believes that genuine Arab-Jewish partnership and building a fairer shared society can fulfil Israel’s founding vision—one based on equality for all its citizens.
As we have been for over 40 years, we are funding and developing the projects, people, and policies that will deliver the Israel described in the Declaration of Independence. Unlike the extremists in Israel’s government, we are the ones fighting for a secure Jewish homeland that is a democratic state for ALL its citizens and residents.
These are unprecedented times, and it has never been more necessary to do the work that we do and that you make possible.