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.
Shatil Spotlight: Sara Samokovlija
A Shatil Everett Fellow fighting for social justice and housing affordability.
Shedding Light on Police Violence in Israel
In Tel Aviv, the New Israel Fund hosted a panel and book launch on the important topic of policing and minority populations.
Shatil Spotlight: Ella Yedaya
Meet Ella Yedaya, Shatil’s new Director of Democracy and Human Rights
Education Minister Forced to Backtrack on Gay Conversion Therapy Comments
Israel’s newly appointed Education Minister Rafi Peretz caused a storm of protest when he said he supported conversion therapy for LGBTQ Israeli