Social and Economic Justice
Equality requires not just human and civil rights, but also equality of opportunity: freedom from poverty, access to education, employment and affordable housing, the right to basic public services and health care. The NIF works to ensure social and economic justice for all Israelis, the unemployed and those on low wages, single parents, the elderly, Israeli Arabs, new immigrants and Mizrachim. We support groups that campaign for their rights and work for equality of opportunity for all.
Victory Against Discriminatory Housing Practices
After a petition by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the Tel Aviv District Court ordered that the Tel Aviv municipality rewrite criteria for affordable housing which discriminated against older and low-income residents.
Responding to Crisis
Over the last year, NIF’s action-arm in Israel, Shatil met the rapidly growing needs of social change organizations during the pandemic.
Tracking the Pandemic’s Economic Impact on Youth
Research by our grantee Berl Katznelson Foundation found that 80% of Israeli youth were impacted by COVID-19 economic crisis.
Turning Progressive Values into Policy
Shatil launched a five-part workshop to train progressive organisations to influence policy during this politically tumultuous period.