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Standing up for Pride

Standing up for Pride

The pride parade in the Negev town of Mitzpe Ramon went ahead in June as planned after Israel Police withdrew its decision to reroute the event to the city’s outskirts. Israel Police backed down on its instruction to reroute the parade following a petition to the...

Combatting the Exclusion of Women in Public

Combatting the Exclusion of Women in Public

The Jerusalem Magistrate Court has ordered Israel Railways and Danel, the company that provides guards for trains, to pay Israeli citizen Maya Melitz NIS 16,000 ($4,600) as compensation for being forced to move to another car because she is a woman. Melitz was...

What did President Herzog say to NIF?

What did President Herzog say to NIF?

By Ben Murane, Executive Director Just two weeks ago in central Tel Aviv, I witnessed a touching moment between Israel’s President Herzog and the New Israel Fund that wove together several threads of NIF’s history. Long-time supporters of our work know that NIF and...

Celebrating Pride in Jerusalem

Celebrating Pride in Jerusalem

7,000 people marched in Jerusalem’s 20th Pride March in June in a celebration of LGBTQ rights in the city. Despite threats of violence, the march ended peacefully amid tight security. Participants marched from Liberty Bell Park to Independence Park in downtown...

The Beauty and Power of Our Community

The Beauty and Power of Our Community

By: Rabbi Noa Sattath I have been attending Jerusalem Pride Marches for two decades. For years, as director of the Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance and the Reform Movement’s Israel Religious Action Center, my work was directly involved in the fight for...

Marking Successes and Setbacks Through the Annual “Pride Index”

Marking Successes and Setbacks Through the Annual “Pride Index”

NIF globally funded, The Aguda – Israel’s LGBT Task Force, published its annual Pride Index recently, revealing a record number of Pride events across 52 Israeli municipalities. While there are still no majority Arab or Ultra-Orthodox cities on the list, the Index...

Campaigning for Arab Israeli LGBTQ Visibility

Campaigning for Arab Israeli LGBTQ Visibility

To mark Pride Month in Israel, the Arab LGBTQ organization, Beit el-Meem has launched the first-ever campaign for LGBTQ rights in Arab towns around Israel including in Nazareth, Iksal, Kafr Kanna, and Reineh. Beit el-Meem was established earlier this year following an...

Action Alert: Call Off the Incitement on Jerusalem Day

Action Alert: Call Off the Incitement on Jerusalem Day

Public Security Minister Omer Barlev gave the go-ahead for the notoriously violent Jerusalem Day Flag March to go through the Old City’s Damascus Gate and its Muslim quarter. Stand with NIFC partner Ir Amim and say no to this dangerous incitement. Sign the petition...

Combatting Erasure of Women From Public Spaces

Combatting Erasure of Women From Public Spaces

Israel’s Dan Bus Company has withdrawn its requirement that drivers check the ‘modesty’ of ads on their buses before driving through the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak. The change came after the policy was exposed by the Israeli newspaper, Globes. The bus company...

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