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.
NIF Calls on FIFA Not to Suspend Israel
The effort to isolate Israel could undermine anti-racism efforts.
After Groundbreaking Report, More Arab Experts on Israeli Television
Watchdog efforts are increasing Arab representation in the Israeli media.
Changing Lives and Empowering Women in Jaffa
With the help of NIF grantee Arous Elbahar, one woman has embraced her new career as an independent chef.
New Research Reveals the Under-representation of Arabs in the Israeli Media
Despite making up 1/5 of Israel’s population, Arab guests are hard to find on Israeli TV.