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.
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.
Shatil Spotlight: Tzlil Rubinstein
Tzlil Rubinstein, Shatil’s human rights and democracy organizer and coordinator of Shatil’s Forum for Freedom of Speech and Protest, has been fighting for human rights since 2019.
Arab Israeli Mothers Demand Justice
Bereaved mothers march to protest the murders and selective under-policing in Arab Israeli communities.
Supporting the Arab LGBTQ Community
The Aguda – Israel’s LGBT Task Force set up an Arabic-language counselling hotline for the LGBTQ community.