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.
Providing Healthcare for Women in Gaza
For 31 years, the mobile clinic of Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) has been operating in the West Bank and Gaza. Hundreds of volunteers—doctors from Israel’s medical community and health staff—use their vacation time and days off to provide medical care to Palestinians in the Occupied Territories. For the past 17 years, PHRI used the occasion of International Women’s Day to set up special clinics to address women’s health.
Victory for Personal Rights
On the first of March, the High Court of Justice accepted our year-long claim that the Israeli General Security Services tracking of civilians during the pandemic is a severe violation of the right to privacy and cannot continue past March 14, 2021 in its current form.
Securing Vaccines for Asylum Seekers and Palestinian Workers
After campaign pressure from our grantee Physicians for Human Rights Israel and other human rights groups, Israel begins vaccinating asylum seekers and refugees.
Confronting the Injustice of Occupation
A recent news feature in Israel followed two IDF veterans from Breaking The Silence who revisit the Palestinian homes they once invaded.