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Building a Movement for this Moment

Building a Movement for this Moment

By Daniel Sokatch, International CEO of the New Israel Fund With elections in both Israel and the United States in the rearview mirror, the road ahead is beginning to become clear. While those who support an inclusive, just, and democratic future for the U.S. had a...

Shatil Spotlight: Shula Keshet

Shatil Spotlight: Shula Keshet

Photo: Alex Farfuri, courtesy of Shatil This year, Shatil commemorates its 40th anniversary through the exhibition 40×40 Changing Reality which pays tribute to four decades of key changemakers in Israeli society, such as Shula Keshet. To Shula Keshet, a South Tel...

What’s at Stake for Democracy in Tomorrow’s Israeli Election

What’s at Stake for Democracy in Tomorrow’s Israeli Election

By Daniel Sokatch, CEO of New Israel Fund This past Monday, the New Israel Fund, together with Israel’s leading daily newspaper Haaretz, hosted its annual Conference for Democracy. It’s always a special event, bringing together Israel’s best leaders and thinkers. But...

Deplatforming Disinformation Accounts on Twitter

Deplatforming Disinformation Accounts on Twitter

Twitter has removed 40 fake accounts set up to influence Israel’s upcoming elections after they were exposed by NIF partner FakeReporter, which reports online activity by extremist groups. FakeReporter said that the accounts were clearly intended to influence debate...

Revealing Israel Police’s Violent Protest Dispersal Tactics

Revealing Israel Police’s Violent Protest Dispersal Tactics

Until recently, Israel Police was able to break up demonstrations without any oversight of the methods used, because procedures for dispersing protest have remained confidential. But following a petition by NIFC flagship project partner the Association for Civil...

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...

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