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.
Exposing Invasive Surveillance Technologies
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel has submitted two petitions to court on the failure of the Israel Police and the Israel Defense Forces to reveal their use of facial recognition technology practices.
Calling for Government Aid for Asylum Seekers
A report by NIF grantees reveals a desperate situation for the majority of asylum seekers in Israel and calls for immediate government intervention.
Resisting Protest Suppression
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel is speaking out against anti-democratic restrictions on the right to protest.
Protecting Senior Citizens
A report by NIF grantee Zulat reveals how the Israeli government’s negligent response to COVID-19 had devastating consequences in nursing homes.