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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...

Dimona’s Hebrew Israelites Threatened With Expulsion

Dimona’s Hebrew Israelites Threatened With Expulsion

To raise awareness of Israeli government plans to expel 51 members of Dimona’s Hebrew Israelite community, NIF has produced a video clip (see below) of the community’s prodigious musical talent. Their appeal against the expulsion was recently dismissed by Israel’s...

Hackathon Seeks to Hack Crime in Israel’s Arab Communities

Hackathon Seeks to Hack Crime in Israel’s Arab Communities

Last week, Hasoub — a movement of Palestinian citizens of Israel developing the next generation of tech leaders — organized a hackathon to create technological initiatives to combat the growing violence in Israel’s Arab communities. Hasoub organized the event together...

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