Civil & Human Rights
Israel’s Declaration of Independence says: “Israel will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or gender; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture.” NIF supports groups and projects working to fulfil this vision. From women’s and LGBT rights, to the relationship between synagogue and state, to protecting the rights of Jewish and non-Jewish minorities, NIF has founded, funded, trained or otherwise supported every significant human and civil rights organisation in Israel.
Why Work in the Field of Human Rights?
Huda Abu-Obeid of Gisha and Shlomi Zachary of Yesh Din talk about why they chose the difficult work of defending human rights
Meet David Myers: Optimist and Historian at the Helm
The distinguished scholar of Jewish history at UCLA brings a unique perspective to his new role as president of the board of the New Israel Fund.
Zazim Fights the Glorification of Racists
After a television station gave legitimacy to the actions of an arsonist who set fire to a Hand in Hand school, Zazim — Community Action mobilised to ensure that the regulatory body would hold the station accountable.
Cultural Censorship Law Defeated
The coalition could not muster a majority for this anti-democratic legislation opposed by a coalition of organisations and artists.