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.
138 Asylum Seekers to be Released
Following two years of detention, 138 African asylum seekers will finally be released.
New Regulations Allow Compensation for “Price Tag” Damage
Palestinian Israelis whose property has been damaged in a "Price Tag" hate crime will now be entitled to compensation under the Property Tax and Compensation Fund Law 1961.
High Court Orders Closure of Detention Camps for African Refugees
Israel's High Court of Justice has ordered the government to close the Holot Detention Camp within the next 90 days.
Government Ministries Evade Freedom of Information Requests
The Movement for Freedom of Information has published findings regarding the links between government ministries and outside companies and organisations.