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.
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).
Meet Health Activist, Nijmi Abbas
This newly-elected councilwoman has a history of advocacy for public health.
Sikkuy Leads a Campaign for Arab Representation in the Workplace
Legislation has helped increase the number of Arab employees in government offices in the past. A new effort is underway to build on this progress.