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.
Highlighting Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination
After incendiary remarks by the Minister of Internal Security, NIF grantee, The Aguda – Israel’s LGBT Task Force launched a social media campaign shedding light on injustices facing LGBTQ in Israel.
Providing Urgent Medical Relief for Gaza
NIF grantee Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) sent a small delegation of doctors to Gaza along with medical equipment to help respond to an increasingly dire COVID-19 surge.
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.