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.
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.
Resisting Protest Suppression
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel is speaking out against anti-democratic restrictions on the right to protest.
Protecting Senior Citizens
A report by NIF grantee Zulat reveals how the Israeli government’s negligent response to COVID-19 had devastating consequences in nursing homes.
Providing Adequate Healthcare During COVID-19
The Shatil-led Arab-Jewish Citizens’ Forum for the Promotion of Health in the Galilee successfully advocated for a life-saving dialysis center for COVID-19 patients.