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.
Advocating for Arabic
In the wake of the recent violence in mixed Arab-Jewish cities, NIF grantee Sikkuy – The Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality has launched a campaign encouraging Jews to learn Arabic. The campaign, entitled “It’s also possible to do things differently,” is based on the assumption that the inability to communicate through language results in separation, unfamiliarity, alienation and fear.
Tracking and Reporting Anti-Arab Hate Groups
After seeing extremist Jewish groups organising anti-Arab violence on Whatsapp, FakeReporter, a new NIF grantee that investigates fake accounts and extremism on social media, informed police. But police ignored the warning and failed to prevent one of Israel’s worst episodes of inter-communal violence.
Calling For Calm, Fighting for Equality
The Abraham Initiatives and Sikkuy: The Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality played a key role in the mobilization for peace and shared society amidst the landscape of violent escalation.
Fighting for a Shared Future on the Ground and in the Streets
NIF grantee, Omdim Beyachad (Standing Together), has mobilized tens of thousands of Israelis — Jewish and Arab — over the past few weeks to unite under a vision of justice and equality for all.