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.
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.
Combating Discrimination in the Workplace
Israel Hofsheet (Be Free Israel) takes a supermarket to task for racist harassment of an employee.
Saying No to Homophobia
Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance takes a stand against the granting of a prestigious award to a vehemently homophobic Rabbi.
Religious Freedom Victory: Public Transportation on Shabbat
Several Israeli municipalities successfully expand public transportation hours to Saturdays.