To fulfil the vision of its founders, Israel must always be a country for all its citizens, including all its Jews, whatever their beliefs, background and practices. NIF works to promote religious freedom in Israel, to foster a more tolerant society that embraces the rich diversity of Jewish identity, and that creates a sphere of non-religious, civil law for all Israeli citizens.
Supreme Court Victory for Religious Freedom
After decades of advocacy by multiple of our grantees, on March first, Israel’s Supreme ordered the State to recognise Reform and Conservative conversions.
Combatting Gender Discrimination in the Skies
NIF grantee Israel Religious Action Center is suing EasyJet on behalf of a woman who was asked to move seats on her flight due to her gender.
Fighting Discrimination Against Russian-Born Israelis
Despite an unfounded libel suit, Israel Hofsheet (Be Free Israel) continues to stand up against discrimination in the workplace.
Defending the Rights of Arab and Secular Jewish Citizens
NIF grantees argued that hospitals cannot prevent visitors from bringing leavened products for patients during Passover. Israel’s Supreme Court agreed.