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Shatil Spotlight: Tzlil Rubinstein

Shatil Spotlight: Tzlil Rubinstein

As all eyes were focused on the American election, last Tuesday, Israel took the step of demolishing the West Bank community of Khirbet Humsa, in the Jordan Valley, in what the U.N. officials described an act of “forced displacement” – and the largest in a decade....

Exposing Invasive Surveillance Technologies

Exposing Invasive Surveillance Technologies

NIFC flagship project partner the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) has submitted two petitions to the Jerusalem Court of Administrative Affairs on the failure of the Israel Police and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to reveal their use of facial...

Protecting Palestinian Olive Trees

Protecting Palestinian Olive Trees

Olive trees not only evoke images of the West Bank landscape, but they are also vital in providing a livelihood for Palestinian farmers. The olive branch is also a symbol of peace and coexistence but that does not prevent extremist Jewish settlers frequently damaging...

Calling for Government Aid for Asylum Seekers

Calling for Government Aid for Asylum Seekers

A report by six organizations funded by the NIF global network has found that the country’s asylum seekers have been left destitute by the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and has called on the government to intervene to prevent a humanitarian...

Demanding Accessibility for Schoolchildren

NIFC project partner Zazim – Community Action is organizing an online petition to protest the fact that hundreds of thousands of Israeli children cannot participate in remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic because they don’t have access to an internet-connected...

Providing Adequate Healthcare During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed large gaps and inequalities in healthcare throughout the world. Israel is no exception. N (we are only using an initial for privacy reasons), a Palestinian woman from the Galilee, was refused treatment at the dialysis centre covered...

Resisting Protest Suppression

NIFC flagship partner Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) called on Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to cancel a new emergency COVID-19 regulation which bans Israelis from demonstrating more than one kilometre from their homes. ACRI insisted that the...

NIFC announces new Executive Committee and Board Member

NIFC is pleased to announce its new Executive Committee members: Dr. Linda Hershkovitz (President) and Lorne Cappe (Vice President). Linda and Lorne join Joseph Steiner (Treasurer) to make up our Executive Committee. Linda has been our Vice President over the past...

Director’s Note — September 2020

By Ben Murane, Executive Director Israel has just reached an ignominious milestone ahead of the United States – a higher per capita coronavirus death rate. And yesterday Israel’s health system reported that all 800 hospital beds earmarked for COVID-19 patients are now...

First Shira Herzog Award granted to Joan Garson

On Sunday, September 13th, during NIFC's 10th Annual Shira Herzog Symposium, we publicly announced a new way we're commemorating the woman whose name is kept alive through it — Shira Herzog. Shira left an indelible mark on the Canadian Jewish community and the New...

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