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Separate schools are NEVER equal

Separate schools are NEVER equal

A few days ago, our flagship partner, The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), submitted a petition to the Tel Aviv-Yafo Administrative Court demanding an end to the policy and practice of racial segregation in Tel Aviv-Yafo's schools. Nearly 70 years after...

Highlighting the Public Housing Shortage

Highlighting the Public Housing Shortage

After several years without an approved Knesset budget, Israel has developed a chronic shortage of public housing. Disabled, elderly and immigrant residents are routinely placed in absurdly long waitlists with no end in sight. An organization supported by the NIF...

Strengthening Arab Israeli Civil Society

Strengthening Arab Israeli Civil Society

Fighting inequality between Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel is a key NIFC priority, and an issue Shatil has been tackling since its founding. The significance of this problem was thrown into stark relief during April through May of this year, when...

Fighting for LGBTQ Palestinians

Fighting for LGBTQ Palestinians

Israel’s Supreme Court has instructed the government to clarify why it has refused to grant work permits to people who are LGBTQ-identified Palestinians seeking political asylum in Israel. The order comes in response to a petition by NIFC project partnerPhysicians for...

LISTEN: Groundwork Podcast

LISTEN: Groundwork Podcast

We're so excited to announce the launch of a new pilot for a podcast series, Groundwork. It’s about Palestinians and Jews refusing to accept the status quo and working together for change. It’s co-hosted by Sally Abed, an activist and Dina Kraft, a journalist. Powered...

The Injustice in Sheikh Jarrah is a Microcosm

The Injustice in Sheikh Jarrah is a Microcosm

By Daniel Sokatch, International CEO of the New Israel Fund The precarity of life for Palestinian residents of the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah is hard to imagine. These are people, some of whom have spent their entire lives, fighting just to stay...

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...

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