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Defending Medical Ethics

Defending Medical Ethics

On January 30, Israeli security forces–disguised as medical personnel–raided a hospital in the West Bank city of Jenin and killed three Palestinian men thought to be affiliated with the terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Israeli military leadership justified...

Advocating for Women in Wartime

Advocating for Women in Wartime

Researcher Noga Dagan-Buzaglo of NIF partner the Adva Center writes that in times of crisis, Israeli women are far more likely than men to lose their job or be placed on unpaid leave. This was true during the Covid-19 pandemic and it is true now during the war in...

Protesting for Peace

Protesting for Peace

On January 18, thousands of Israelis–Jewish and Palestinian–took to the streets, chanting “only peace will bring security.” NIF partners Standing Together, Women Wage Peace, and so many others organized in cities across Israel—their demands? An end to the war and the...

Defending Palestinian and Arab Israeli Journalists

Defending Palestinian and Arab Israeli Journalists

Harassment, violence, and political repression against Palestinian citizens of Israel, and especially journalists has spiked since October 7. I’LAM: Arab Center for Media Freedom and Research, works to empower Arab Palestinian society and train Arab journalists, and...

Shatil Spotlight: Guiding Israelis Through the Crisis

Shatil Spotlight: Guiding Israelis Through the Crisis

Credit: Lior Segev The professional and personal lives of Shatil’s Blog Editor Gali Bessudo intermingle these days. Gali is a resident of the southern city Sderot, but she and her family were evacuated from their home after October 7th, when many residents of Sderot...

Finding Hope and Humanity in the Midst of Despair and Destruction.

Finding Hope and Humanity in the Midst of Despair and Destruction.

By Daniel Sokatch, NIF International CEO January 25, 2024 Today is day 111 of this war. Last night, in the rain, protestors gathered in “Hostage Square” in Tel Aviv, eventually marching onto and blocking the Ayalon highway, a major Tel Aviv artery. In Jerusalem,...

Stopping Netanyahu’s Judicial Overhaul

Stopping Netanyahu’s Judicial Overhaul

Photo Credit: Daphne Banky/Shatil Stock For nearly a year before October 7, Israelis were protesting their far-right government’s attempt to strip the Supreme Court of key powers. Last week, the court pushed back. When we heard the news, NIF's International CEO,...

Fighting the Dehumanization of Israelis and Palestinians

Fighting the Dehumanization of Israelis and Palestinians

A new coalition calling itself the “pro-human” camp, led by Amnesty International Israel, published a letter declaring their commitment to something we wish were obvious: to fighting the dehumanization of Gazans, Palestinians, and Muslims as well as of Israelis and...

Jews Must Reject Calls for ‘Voluntary Emigration’ of Palestinians

Jews Must Reject Calls for ‘Voluntary Emigration’ of Palestinians

By Daniel Sokatch, NIF International CEO Israel’s Minister of Finance and settler leader Bezalel Smotrich recently told Israel’s Channel 12 that he was supportive of what he called “voluntary emigration” of Gazans out of Gaza. “All we need,” he said, “is to find...

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