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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...

Director’s Note: Our 2022 Project Partners at Work

Director’s Note: Our 2022 Project Partners at Work

By Ben Murane, Executive Director Our hearts have been with Ukraine over the past month and we hope every day for news of a ceasefire. And the same has been true in Israel, despite the rather tepid, official responses of Israel’s government. I’ve been uplifted to...

What is Happening in Masafer Yatta?

What is Happening in Masafer Yatta?

The residents of Masafer Yatta in the West Bank are under imminent threat of eviction. Read the NIF Media Director's in-depth backgrounder of the court case below. Masafer Yatta Resource

Mapping Gender Inequality in the Civil Society Sector in Israel

Mapping Gender Inequality in the Civil Society Sector in Israel

One might be surprised to learn that while nearly 70% of Israel’s civil society sector employees are women, less than 50% of civil society organizations are led by women. In an opinion piece in Haaretz this month, Shatil’s director, Esther Sivan, pointed out that...

Building Bus Stops for Unrecognized Bedouin Villages

Building Bus Stops for Unrecognized Bedouin Villages

Israel’s Ministry of Transportation has placed bus stops at the entrances to unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev following a joint campaign by NIFC project partner Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), and a number of organizations funded by the NIF...

NIF Israel’s Executive Director Meets with Israel’s President

NIF Israel’s Executive Director Meets with Israel’s President

NIF in Israel's Executive Director Mickey Gitzin met with Israel’s President Isaac Herzog at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem. The two discussed the horrific pictures coming out of Ukraine in the wake of the Russian invasion and the efforts by civil society...

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