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.
Speaking Out Against Home Demolitions
Network of Israeli organisations campaign against the continued demolition of unrecognised Bedouin villages.
Keeping Homes Connected to Electricity
While Israel confronts the coronavirus crisis, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel prevents poor Israelis from being cut off from the electrical grid.
Fighting Coronavirus, Not Democracy
Physicians for Human Rights condemns the government’s unnecessary and undemocratic surveillance.
Israel’s Supreme Court Upholds Surrogacy Rights for Same-Sex Couples
Following a petition by NIF grantee The Aguda – Israel’s LGBT Task Force, the Supreme Court rules that a discriminatory law denying gay men access to surrogacy must be revised.