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Strengthening Young Arab Leadership in Israel

Strengthening Young Arab Leadership in Israel

Walking back from the first meeting of the Shatil-coordinated Rawabit leadership training program, Tammer’s phone was lighting up feverishly with messages from the cohort WhatsApp group about how the program is precisely what Arab civil society in Israel needs. The...

Shana Tova

Shana Tova

By Ben Murane, Executive Director       As we enter a new Jewish year and look ahead to yet another round of elections in Israel, it is clear that the only sustainable path forward for a democratic Israel is one in which Jews and Arabs coexist...

Fighting for Equitable Building Rights

Fighting for Equitable Building Rights

The first-ever comprehensive research report on building in Arab areas in Israel found that 30,000 homes in Arab Israeli towns and villages are in danger of being demolished due to a lack of legal building permits enabling new construction. The report by Sikkuy-Aufoq...

Exposing Right-Wing Disinformation on Twitter

Exposing Right-Wing Disinformation on Twitter

FakeReporter, an Israeli disinformation watchdog group supported by the NIF global network, exposed a popular Twitter account that had been working to support Likud leader and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as fake. The account had been promoting messages...

Keeping the Green Line on School Maps

Keeping the Green Line on School Maps

Last week, Israel’s Ministry of Education demanded that the Tel Aviv Municipality remove maps that include the Green Line — the pre-1967 border between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories — from classroom walls. This week, Israel’s Education Forum for...

Shatil Spotlight: Nadia Tatarenko

Shatil Spotlight: Nadia Tatarenko

Photographer: Alex Farfuri, photo courtesy of Shatil Meet Nadia Tatarenko – Immigrants for Successful Absorption This year, Shatil commemorates its 40th anniversary through the exhibition 40×40 Changing Reality that pays tribute to four decades of key changemakers in...

Police Violence Complaints Are Not Properly Investigated

Police Violence Complaints Are Not Properly Investigated

The Israel Police Investigations Department in the Ministry of Justice is tasked with examining police violence, primarily committed against minorities. Yet a study by NIFC flagship project partner the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) has found that only...

New Breaking the Silence Report on Israel’s Civil Administration

New Breaking the Silence Report on Israel’s Civil Administration

NIFC project partner Breaking the Silence recently published a landmark report on Israel’s Civil Administration, known more formally as the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, or COGAT. Breaking the Silence has documented the experiences of IDF...

Celebrating Shatil’s 40th Anniversary

Celebrating Shatil’s 40th Anniversary

By Daniel Sokatch, International CEO of the New Israel Fund I often say that the New Israel Fund’s work to build a better, fairer Israel is a marathon, not a sprint. And I’ll say it one more time, now. This year, our action arm Shatil, dedicated to the...

Add Your Name: Support Palestinian Human Rights Defenders

Add Your Name: Support Palestinian Human Rights Defenders

Last week, the Israeli military raided the offices of seven leading Palestinian civil society organizations and ordered them to cease their vital work. The raids came ten months after the Israeli Ministry of Defense designated these seven human rights groups...

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