Human Rights Awards Dinner
November is a unique month for the New Israel Fund where we take the opportunity at our Human Rights Awards Dinner to thank those who work for an Israel in which everyone is treated with dignity, for an Israel in which a shared society can truly take root.
We were delighted to see such a high turnout for this year’s HRAD, with over 450 guests coming together to celebrate our award winners’ achievements while creating a community of NIF supporters. All together we raised a staggering £600,000, which ensures that together we continue to pave the way for equality and social justice in Israel.
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At times of increasing uncertainty at home and abroad, it is more important than ever to honour those organisations – like Tebeka and Physicians for Human Rights Israel – who never cease in their pursuit of a more equal and democratic Israel for all its people.
Tebeka’s mission is to eradicate discrimination in Israeli society.
Established in 2000, Tebeka (Amharic for ‘Advocate of Justice’) is the leading organisation fighting to empower the 125,000 strong Ethiopian community in Israel and working to combat racism and discrimination for all minority groups.
Through their legal assistance Tebeka has won over 7,100 cases of racial discrimination.
The organisation continues to lobby successfully for concrete policy change that will bring about an end to systematic and casual racism in Israel.
PHR – Israel
At the very core of Physicians for Human Rights Israel is the belief that everyone living under Israeli authority should have equal access to healthcare.
Supported by over 3,500 volunteer doctors, nurses and therapists, Physicians for Human Rights Israel delivers vital healthcare assistance to more than 20,000 people living in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza every year. These include West Bank Palestinians, disenfranchised Jewish Israelis from the periphery, prisoners from every background, and people seeking asylum.
PHR also advocates for meaningful policy change that will bring about long-term, substantive improvements in health care for disadvantaged groups.
These winners exemplify NIF’s commitment to building an Israeli society that is based on equality and justice: a society that strives to protect human rights and democratic values.
The evening was a testament to the power of our incredible NIF community: a community that shows that when we stand together, we can indeed shape a better Israel.
Thank you so much for being part of the New Israel Fund community.