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.
New Report on Construction Permits in the West Bank
NIF grantee Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights has found that between 2016 and 2018, 98.6% of the 1,485 building permit applications that were submitted by Palestinians in Area C (61% of the West Bank) were rejected, with only 21 applications approved.
Setting the Record Straight on Human Rights
Israel’s Channel 12 news corrects a false report about NIF grantee Breaking the Silence and its work to end the occupation.
Israeli Police Terrorise Arab Youth in East Jerusalem
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel documents extensive police brutality and misconduct in the Arab village of Isawiya.
High Court Requires Disclosure of Illegal Settlement Funding
After a petition from Peace Now, the High Court rules on illegal transfers of public funds to organisations building outposts in the West Bank.