Shared Society

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.


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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.

April 2022

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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.

April 2022

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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.

January 2022

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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.

December 2021