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.
Supporting the Arab LGBTQ Community
The Aguda – Israel’s LGBT Task Force set up an Arabic-language counselling hotline for the LGBTQ community.
Defending Water Rights for Bedouin Citizens
After pressure from the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), a court ordered the Ministry of Education to connect a Bedouin school to the water supply network.
Protecting Bedouin Communities
The Shatil-led Bedouin Situation Room is fighting to provide resources and information to unrecognised villages in southern Israel.
Fighting for Arab-Jewish Equality in the Time of COVID-19
Shatil is leading civil society efforts to ensure that all Israeli citizens – Arab and Jewish – get the resources they need to stay safe and healthy