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.
Breakthrough for Women at the Kotel
A High Court ruling sets the stage for a major religious freedom victory at Judaism’s holiest site.
Torah-Carrying Activists Push for Egalitarian Plaza
In a protest against ultra-Orthodox control of the Western Wall, hundreds of activists carried Torah scrolls to the women’s section of the plaza.
New Survey Highlights Israeli Public’s Opposition to Religious Policies
Vast majorities of Israelis believe in freedom of – and from – religion.
Supreme Court Slams Government for Western Wall Delays
Three years following they committed to creating an egalitarian prayer space, implementation is stalled.