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Victory for LGBTQ Families

Victory for LGBTQ Families

Earlier this month, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled the surrogacy ban on same-sex couples and single men unconstitutional and ordered the state to lift it within six months. The court rejected the government’s claim that passing a law allowing surrogacy for same-sex...

Shatil Spotlight: Asaf Goldfarb

Shatil Spotlight: Asaf Goldfarb

Meet Asaf Goldfarb, the new director of the Shatil Center for Policy Change, fighting to make the most of the new government coalition towards progressive change. On June 3, 2021, Israel installed the first government in 12 years not headed by Benjamin Netanyahu. Two...

Documenting Settler Violence in the West Bank

Documenting Settler Violence in the West Bank

Two weeks ago NIFC project partner, Breaking the Silence shared extensively a video documentary of a terrifying attack by Jewish extremists on Palestinian farmers in the South Hebron Hills. In the clip, filmed by Yuval Abraham, settlers are seen throwing rocks at the...

Opportunities, Challenges, and Israel’s Citizenship Law

Opportunities, Challenges, and Israel’s Citizenship Law

By Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the New Israel Fund It’s been 24 days since the 36th government of Israel was sworn in; 24 days full of the stuff that makes this political moment unique. On the one hand, a re-routed settler flag march in Jerusalem, on the other LGBTQ pride...

Recording: Sheikh Jarrah 101-What Happened and What’s Next

Recording: Sheikh Jarrah 101-What Happened and What’s Next

On June 20, 2021, the NIFC New Generations Leadership Council hosted experts Nivine Sandouka, Aviv Tatarsky, and Amy Cohen to teach us "Sheikh Jarrah 101". The event was moderated by Leadership Council member Rachel Landau. How did a “real estate dispute” tip-off...

Standing in Solidarity with Sheikh Jarrah

Standing in Solidarity with Sheikh Jarrah

Dozens of Israelis marched through the streets of Jerusalem last Friday to the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in solidarity with the Palestinian residents who face eviction from their homes. The march was organized by Omdim Beyachad (Standing Together), Israel’s...

Supporting LGBTQ in the Ultra-Orthodox Community

Supporting LGBTQ in the Ultra-Orthodox Community

Over the past year, reports of homophobia in Israel surged as Israelis were locked down time and time again during COVID-19 lockdowns. Shatil intensified its work with religious LGBTQ organizations to help them work together and influence the discourse among the religious public. Shatil’s work to foster cooperation and coordination among these organizations is already paying off in tangible ways.

Marching for Pride

Marching for Pride

An estimated 7,500 people participated in the Jerusalem March for Pride and Tolerance earlier this month. The march has been organized annually over the past 20 years by Jerusalem Open House, the city’s LGBTQ community center, but was canceled last year due to the...

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