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.
Impunity for Settler Violence in the West Bank
Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, NIF grantee B’Tselem reports that extremist settlers continue to harass Palestinians in the West Bank with little to no consequences.
Mass Protests Against Government’s Handling of Coronavirus Crisis
NIF grantees including Omdim Beyachad (Standing Together) participate in widespread demonstrations throughout Israel demanding government accountability and assistance during this crisis.
Seeking Justice for Eyad Hallaq
NIF grantee Tag Meir launches a petition for the publication of findings of the investigation into the police murder of Eyad Hallaq.
Standing Up to West Bank Annexation
Several thousand Israelis rally in Tel Aviv to protest annexation.