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.
Shatil Spotlight: Ruth Mason
After over 500 articles, Ruth Mason, longtime writer for NIF News, gives a heartfelt goodbye and reflects on the past 14 years of reporting on Shatil’s incredible work.
Demanding Accessibility for Schoolchildren
NIF grantee Zazim – Community Action is advocating for the 400,000 Israeli children who have no computer access for remote learning during the pandemic.
Fighting for Ethiopian Israeli Representation in Local Government
In Israel, too many local government councils don’t look like the communities they serve. The Association for Ethiopian Jews wants to change that.
Lessons from Belarus for Israeli Civil Society
As Belarussians protest for democracy, Shatil is helping Israeli activists understand their struggle and their successful tactics.