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.
NIF Gives Emergency Grant to Protect Women’s Rights
A woman in Israel can easily become trapped in a marriage if their husband won’t give her a ‘get.’ Mavoi Satum is working to make sure courts don’t close cases before that happens.
Racist Election Posters Removed from Ramle Following Outcry
Israeli civil society rallied against posters that stoked fears of miscegenation in the mixed Jewish-Arab town. The poster campaign was stopped.
Ultra-Orthodox Radio Station to Pay $280,000 Damages for Silencing Women
The ruling is a landmark decision which gives a major boost to Israel’s civil rights movement. It is the first time that a civil rights class action suit has ever been filed, let alone been successful.
Meet Ofri Vainer: Bible Teacher Turned Activist
Standing up for secular Judaism in Israel has been Vainer’s life-long mission