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The New Israel Fund “Treats Israel’s Soul”

The New Israel Fund “Treats Israel’s Soul”

By Daniel Sokatch, International CEO of the New Israel Fund Earlier this month, Achinoam Nini, the fabulous Israeli singer and longtime NIF board member was asked to explain what makes the New Israel Fund unique. Allow me to paraphrase her words: When Israel was...

Advancing Workplace Diversity in Jerusalem

Advancing Workplace Diversity in Jerusalem

In Jerusalem, a local subsidiary of an American software design company is working to improve diversity in its 500-person workspace thanks to Shatil. As part of Shatil’s “Diversity in the Workplace” project, the company is working to increase the diversity of staff...

Exposing Settlement Expansion

Exposing Settlement Expansion

A new report by NIFC project partner B’Tselem: The Israel Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories documents how Israeli settlers have taken over large sections of land in the West Bank with the assistance of the IDF. The report entitled “State...

Protecting Democracy

Protecting Democracy

Earlier this month, the New Israel Fund in Israel and Zulat: Equality and Human Rights co-sponsored the Haaretz newspaper’s Conference for Democracy in Tel Aviv. The conference was attended by leading public figures, government ministers, MKs, and social activists who...

Combatting Hate Crimes

Combatting Hate Crimes

A new website called The Gizanomat (based on the Hebrew word for racism) launched this week as a tool for citizen reporting and documenting racism. The project was launched by NIFC's flagship project partner Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), as well...

Protecting Migrant Workers in Israel

Protecting Migrant Workers in Israel

A new report published by NIFC project partner Physicians for Human Rights (PHRI), as well as Kav LaOved – Workers Hotline reveals that Israel has been violating the rights of some 22,000 people who migrated from Thailand to Israel and work in the agricultural sector....

As We Remember, We Look Ahead

As We Remember, We Look Ahead

By Mickey Gitzin, Director of NIF in Israel This week marks the anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination. Israelis mostly mark this day on its Hebrew date, the 12th of Cheshvan, last month. But as the Gregorian date approaches an idea is...

Director’s Report: What we’ve learned about this new government

Director’s Report: What we’ve learned about this new government

By Ben Murane, Executive Director I am still high from the thought-provoking conversations we had during last week’s Shira Herzog Symposium. I was thrilled that 320 people joined Peter Beinart and two of our Featured Activists. And what incredible conversations...

Exposing Settler Violence in the West Bank

Exposing Settler Violence in the West Bank

The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee convened last week to discuss growing violence against Palestinians by Jewish extremists in the West Bank. However, NIFC project partner Breaking the SIlence, as well as Yesh Din: Volunteers for Human Rights, who were...

Shatil Helped Block Harmful Regulatory Reform

Shatil Helped Block Harmful Regulatory Reform

In a significant win this August, Shatil’s Center for Policy Change (CPC) led the defeat of a proposal that sought to weaken the government’s ability to responsibly regulate in areas ranging from environmental protections to workers’ rights. Formulated by right-wing...

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