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.
Legal Victory Brings More Equality to East Jerusalem
A ruling from a Jerusalem court calls for playgrounds in Palestinian neighbourhoods of the city.
Court Rules that Jerusalem Must Provide Services to Palestinian Neighbourhood
A court victory for the Kafr Akeb neighbourhood will ensure that residents start receiving services from Jerusalem’s Municipal government.
NIF Grantee Leads Efforts against Discrimination
In the wake of escalating tensions, Sikkuy stands up to ensure civil rights protections for Palestinian Israelis.
Israel’s Jews and Arabs Must Overcome Mutual Fear
Meet Rawnak Natour, Co-Executive Director of NIF grantee Sikkuy, the Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality. Recently, we spoke to Rawnak about the current upsurge in violence in Israel.