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.
Women Against Violence: An Interview with Naila Awad
In honour of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we profiled a leader of one of the premiere organisations working on this issue, Women Against Violence.
Meet Ameer Abu Hamad: A Tour Guide Introducing Others to the Stories of Jerusalem
Abu Hamad is an alumnus of Shatil’s “Lowering the Walls” program, an anti-racism training for Jerusalem leaders. Since the training, he has spearheaded other inspiring initiatives.
Shatil Thwarts State Plan to Weaken Negev Bedouin
The Housing Minister wanted to create six new Jewish settlements in the Negev instead of strengthening existing Bedouin and Jewish towns that have been neglected.
Meet Ilan Shtayer: The Activist Who Saved a World Heritage Site
Lifta has an important and complicated history – and Ilan Shtayer organized a group of people to make sure it wasn’t razed.