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.” 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.
After Taking to the Streets – What’s Next?
NIF's Ella Yedaya, Michal Sella and Mickey Gitzin discuss the fallout from recent anti-racism protests led by Ethiopian Israelis.
ACRI helps Holocaust survivors stop eviction
The proposed eviction of 45 survivors and WWII veterans from assisted living housing units has been prevented with help from NIF grantee Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI).
Israeli Human Rights Lawyers Defend Activist from Deportation
Human Rights Watch country director Omar Shakir is facing deportation. Democratic values and the right to dissent are at stake.
Israel’s Election – A Turning Point for Democracy?
The upcoming election may very well be a referendum on the direction of Israel’s democracy.