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Palestinian-Israeli Iftar in Sheikh Jarrah

Palestinian-Israeli Iftar in Sheikh Jarrah

Last week, activists hosted a festive iftar — the traditional Muslim break fast after sunset during Ramadan — and Passover meal in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, where eviction orders hang over the heads of many Palestinian residents. Orly Noy, a...

Learning Lessons, Working Hard, Moving Forward

Learning Lessons, Working Hard, Moving Forward

By Daniel Sokatch, International CEO of the New Israel Fund Last year, around this time, Israel saw the worst intercommunal violence it has seen in decades. Neighbours in Israel’s “mixed” cities like Lod, Akko, Be’er Sheva, and Jerusalem rose up against each other; it...

Securing Healthcare for Israel’s Periphery

Securing Healthcare for Israel’s Periphery

The Israeli government has allocated more resources to health services in the periphery following pressure from NIFC project partner Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) and the Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality (NCF). The Negev and the Galilee are...

Supporting Palestinian Women-Led Initiatives in Mixed Cities

Supporting Palestinian Women-Led Initiatives in Mixed Cities

“We had always been taught to keep a low profile to avoid discriminatory backlash from police. But when I was 18, despite my mother’s objections, I went to my first demonstration against Israeli attacks on Gaza. Today my mother is proud of my courage and of my...

Celebrating NIF International Board Member Dr. Shula Mola

Celebrating NIF International Board Member Dr. Shula Mola

We are so proud of our NIF International Board member Dr. Shula Mola for being named one of Israel’s 50 most influential women in Israel’s leading economic newspaper, Globes. Dr. Mola is one of the most prominent social activists in the Ethiopian Israeli community...

De-escalating Violence and Investing in Shared Society

De-escalating Violence and Investing in Shared Society

Over the course of one week in March, 11 Israeli citizens were murdered by three Palestinian assailants, two of them Israeli citizens. A fourth attack, in Tel Aviv on April 7, took three more lives. Shatil, NIFC project partners, and organizations funded by the NIF...

Developing Infrastructure in Bedouin Towns

Developing Infrastructure in Bedouin Towns

Lakiya, a recognized Bedouin township, is one of the poorest communities in Israel and suffers from a lack of adequate planning and infrastructure. This situation has led to a dearth of services and employment, as well as related environmental, social, and economic...

Preventing East Jerusalem Home Demolitions

Preventing East Jerusalem Home Demolitions

At the end of March, Israel’s Supreme Court held a hearing on the pending demolition of 38 homes in Al-Walaja, a Palestinian village in East Jerusalem. The hearing lasted approximately five minutes, during which the judges decided to postpone the proceedings for seven...

Building Hope in Tough Times

Building Hope in Tough Times

By Daniel Sokatch, International CEO of the New Israel Fund The terrible news of another terror attack—this one in the heart of Tel Aviv— broke my heart. Too many people, Jews and Palestinians alike, have died over the course of just a few weeks. There is never any...

Fighting For Climate Justice

Fighting For Climate Justice

Shatil continues to be a leader in helping social change organizations develop work to address the climate emergency. In January of this year, we shared news of a joint initiative of Shatil and NIFC project partner Heschel Center for Sustainability to promote climate...

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