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.
New Campaign Against Boycott of Arab Businesses
One organization is pushing back against a boycott of Arab businesses – and the state-funded group behind it.
Artists Stand Up for Freedom of Speech
Thousands attended a performance of blacklisted artists, in defiance of political persecution.
New Civics Textbook Causes Controversy
A group of secondary school students got an unexpected - and outrageous - civics lesson at the Ministry of Education. We're backing their fight against a new civics textbook that waters down democracy education.
Emergency Grant Approved for Breaking the Silence
NIF has just approved an emergency grant for Breaking the Silence who have come under attack this past month – the growing attempts to silence them endanger Israel’s freedom of speech.