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.
Shatil Spotlight: Mahmoud Nassar
Meet Mahmoud Nassar, an activist fighting against violent crime in Arab communities.
Making Coronavirus Updates Accessible in Arabic
Israel’s Health Ministry provides more coronavirus information in Arabic following pressure from Adalah and Zazim.
Afula Park Reopened to Arab Citizens after Adalah Petition
In a successful fight against blatant discrimination, Adalah helped make sure a public park remained open to all.
Bilingual Menus Come to Jerusalem
Thirty-four establishments in Jerusalem have agreed to put Arabic on their menus with the help of Omdim Beyachad (Standing Together).