Palestinian Citizens of Israel
Advancing Equality for All Israelis –
NIF seeks to promote full equality for Palestinian citizens of Israel, who comprise 20% of Israel’s population, and to enhance their participation in Israel’s democratic processes and institutions.
The Palestinian-Israeli community is the main national non-Jewish minority within Israel and is affected directly by the historical Israeli-Arab conflict. Discrimination against this minority is rife in land planning and distribution, education, municipal funding, representation of Palestinian citizens in decision-making bodies, and more. NIF invests in efforts to promote civic engagement in the local arena. This can both be a starting point for broader political involvement and a means of strengthening the overall community.
Israel’s Health Ministry Allocates Additional 650 Million Shekels for Arab Community’s Health Sector
After years of social change organisations campaigning for improved health services in Israel’s Arab communities, Minister of Health Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz Party) announced the allocation of an additional $200 million (NIS 650 million) to the Arab health sector.
Hackathon Seeks to Hack Crime in Israel’s Arab Communities
Last week, Hasoub — a movement of Palestinian citizens of Israel developing the next generation of tech leaders — organised a hackathon to create technological initiatives to combat the growing violence in Israel’s Arab communities.
Putting Palestinian-Israeli Housing Rights on the Agenda
Last month, NIF’s action arm Shatil convened activists, civil society groups, and government officials to promote long term solutions for Palestinian Israeli housing rights.
Combatting Under-Policing in Arab Communities
NIF grantee Sikkuy takes a stand as the Israel Police continue to neglect violent crime in Arab municipalities in Israel.