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Connecting Young Arab Israeli Changemakers

Connecting Young Arab Israeli Changemakers

NIF’s action-arm, Shatil, teamed up with NIF globally funded, National Committee for Heads of Arab Local Authorities (NCHALA) to help Palestinian citizens of Israel who run NGOs sharpen their advocacy skills. What they couldn’t have predicted was the incredible...

Uncovering the Human Toll of the Gaza Blockade

Uncovering the Human Toll of the Gaza Blockade

Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip over the past 15 years has had disastrous effects on the lives and health of its Palestinian residents, NIFC project partner Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) reports. In Gaza, nearly every single aspect of health care...

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...

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