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11th Annual Shira Herzog Symposium: From Crisis to Opportunity

11th Annual Shira Herzog Symposium: From Crisis to Opportunity

Featuring Peter Beinart, Avner Gvaryahu, Kaltom Hussein, and Brit Yakobi Moderated by Esther Enkin This is a virtual event; registration is required. Please register below to attend. The last two years have seen back-to-back crises in Israel – the pandemic, four...

Combating Anti-Arab Racism In School

Combating Anti-Arab Racism In School

A group of teachers who make up the Education for Human Rights Forum of Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), NIFC's flagship project partner, wrote a strongly worded letter to Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton after multiple parents at their local...

Highlighting Discrimination Against Ethiopian Israeli Women

Highlighting Discrimination Against Ethiopian Israeli Women

A study by the Adva Center – a think-and-do tank that monitors social and political developments in Israel and is supported by the NIF global network — found that Ethiopian Israeli women face a series of discriminatory obstacles in Israel’s job market. These barriers...

Fighting Gender Segregation

Fighting Gender Segregation

The World Economic Forum’s 2021 Global Gender Gap Report ranks Israel 60th out of 156 countries, suggesting that gender disparities in Israel are significant. The report notes that, around the world, the time needed to close gender gaps has increased by more than 30%...

Advancing Progressive Values

Advancing Progressive Values

This August, Israel’s government approved an annual budget for the first time since 2018. The budget must now make its way through Knesset committees and be passed into law by November 4, or the new government will fall. This constitutes a critical time for Israel’s...

Tracking Anti-Democratic Budget Laws

Tracking Anti-Democratic Budget Laws

This week the Knesset passed it’s first national budget in two years alongside a new bill that could potentially usher in many economic changes without oversight. NIFC project partner the Berl Katznelson Foundation has sent an open letter to Knesset Speaker Mickey...

Securing Health Care Rights for Asylum Seekers

Securing Health Care Rights for Asylum Seekers

Last week, in an unprecedented visit, Israel’s new Minister of Health Nitzan Horowitz travelled to our project partner Physicians for Human Rights Israel's (PHRI) clinic for asylum seekers in Jaffa. This was the first time that a sitting Minister of Health had ever...

Combatting Discriminatory Profiling of Ethiopian Israelis

Combatting Discriminatory Profiling of Ethiopian Israelis

The High Court of Justice has accepted a petition by NIFC project partner Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and two organization supported by the NIF global network Tebeka – Advocacy for Equality & Justice for Ethiopian Israelis and the Association of...

It’s About Equality and Justice

It’s About Equality and Justice

Like in so many places around the world, Israel is shutting down once again to protect its people from COVID-19. The Delta variant of the virus has reared its ugly head just when we all thought things might be headed back towards normal. In Israel, as in the U.S., the...

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