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.
Rejecting Segregation in Israeli Hospitals
Troubling reports that maternity wards were segregating Jewish and Arab mothers drove progressive Israelis to respond.
NIF Grantees Respond to Shooting in Hebron
Shocking footage of a shooting in Hebron has led to a fierce debate over human rights, security, and incitement.
“It All Starts with Education”, Declares New Anti-Racism Campaign
From online videos to the halls of the Knesset, Shatil is leading the fight against racism in Israel.
New Research Reveals the Underrepresentation of Arabs in the Israeli Media
Despite making up 1/5 of Israel’s population, Arab guests are hard to find on Israeli TV.