Part of NIF’s mission is to create a safe space for dialogue and engagement between all sections of Israeli society: religious and secular, Orthodox and Reform, Ashkenazi and Mizrachi, Jews and Arabs. We value all those that make up Israeli society and work to empower them to control their own lives, while peacefully co-existing with their neighbours.
Celebrating 40 Years of Shatil
On June 28th, 2022, Shatil’s 40th anniversary celebration in Tel Aviv paid tribute to the faces and stories of 40 Shatil-guided activists.
Tackling Hate and Calming Tensions
Multiple NIF grantees have been leading the charge to diffuse tensions during Ramadan/Passover by tracking and reporting online incitement to violence.
De-escalating Violence and Investing in Shared Society
In the aftermath of deadly attacks on civilians, NIF grantees quickly mobilized campaigns to support the de-escalation of violence and underline the need for partnership in this dangerous moment.
Strengthening Palestinian Israeli Social Change Organisations
Israel’s “government of change” presents a unique opportunity for Palestinian-Israeli social change organisations to advance progressive policies related to health, land, education, personal security, and much more. But, as Shatil’s own research reveals, few of these organisations receive government support for their work or have working relations with government ministries. The Inter Agency Task Force on Arab-Israeli Issues reported in 2019 that less than 2% of Palestinian-Israeli NGOs (a mere 22 organisations, compared to more than 800 Jewish-Israeli organisations) had contracts with government offices.