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.
Cultural Censorship Law Defeated
The coalition could not muster a majority for this anti-democratic legislation opposed by a coalition of organisations and artists.
American Student Finally Granted Entry to Study in Israel
22-year-old graduate student Lara Alqasem was held at Ben Gurion airport for more than two weeks before she was allowed to join her classmates at Hebrew University.
Meet Shatil’s New Director: Esther Sivan
She’s already worked with a range of Israeli civil society organisations that stand for women’s rights, civil rights, human rights, and shared society.
Back to School for Breaking the Silence
A law intended to bar the organisation from speaking at Israeli schools did not stop Avner Gvaryahu from accepting an invitation to speak about the occupation at a Tel Aviv high school.