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.
“Deposit Law” Struck Down, Helping Asylum Seekers
Following a petition from several NIF grantees, the Israeli government must return money it had confiscated from asylum seekers’ earnings.
Combating Intrusive Cellphone Surveillance
A petition filed by NIF grantees becomes the first Supreme Court hearing to be broadcast live.
Fighting for Equal Access to Emergency Services
NIF grantees are working to ensure that Palestinians residents of East Jerusalem have access to emergency medical services.
Making Coronavirus Updates Accessible in Arabic
Israel’s Health Ministry provides more coronavirus information in Arabic following pressure from Adalah and Zazim.