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Advancing Progressive Values

Advancing Progressive Values

This August, Israel’s government approved an annual budget for the first time since 2018. The budget must now make its way through Knesset committees and be passed into law by November 4, or the new government will fall. This constitutes a critical time for Israel’s...

Tracking Anti-Democratic Budget Laws

Tracking Anti-Democratic Budget Laws

This week the Knesset passed it’s first national budget in two years alongside a new bill that could potentially usher in many economic changes without oversight. NIFC project partner the Berl Katznelson Foundation has sent an open letter to Knesset Speaker Mickey...

Securing Health Care Rights for Asylum Seekers

Securing Health Care Rights for Asylum Seekers

Last week, in an unprecedented visit, Israel’s new Minister of Health Nitzan Horowitz travelled to our project partner Physicians for Human Rights Israel's (PHRI) clinic for asylum seekers in Jaffa. This was the first time that a sitting Minister of Health had ever...

Combatting Discriminatory Profiling of Ethiopian Israelis

Combatting Discriminatory Profiling of Ethiopian Israelis

The High Court of Justice has accepted a petition by NIFC project partner Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and two organization supported by the NIF global network Tebeka – Advocacy for Equality & Justice for Ethiopian Israelis and the Association of...

It’s About Equality and Justice

It’s About Equality and Justice

Like in so many places around the world, Israel is shutting down once again to protect its people from COVID-19. The Delta variant of the virus has reared its ugly head just when we all thought things might be headed back towards normal. In Israel, as in the U.S., the...

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...

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