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Israel’s Democracy at a Crossroads

20 May 2011 By Ruby Ong

Israel’s Democracy at a Crossroads:
An intensive 2-day trip with the New Israel Fund's Board and International Council

We invite you to join members of the New Israel Fund Board and International Council for an exclusive 2-day learning experience in Israel on July 7th-8th, 2011, following the NIF's Board meeting in Israel.  This high-level intensive study tour will include visits and conversations with Israeli civil society leaders and activists, and will culminate in a hands-on peace and democracy action in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem. 

Add your voice, express your support and see for yourself.  

The last few years have seen mounting challenges to democracy in Israel, including proposals for a loyalty oath, demonizing attacks against NIF and its President Naomi Chazan, and numerous bills that threaten to limit the voice of human and civil rights groups. While Israel’s economy may be booming, in the political sphere it is experiencing a democratic recession.  Recent government decisions have also sharpened the conversation in Israel and the Diaspora about policies that are affecting the country's global standing, democratic institutions, and relationships with the American Jewish community.

Learn first-hand, about the challenges facing Israel, be inspired by the vibrant network of organizations and people working for a stronger democracy and equality in Israel, and express your support in person. 

We hope you will join us for this extraordinary opportunity to hear directly from NIF's leadership and engage with the most pressing issues facing Israel today.

**Registration for the trip is now closed.**

If you have registered for the trip, but have not yet paid, we will be collecting payment in Israel.

If you have any questions, please contact Hillit Zwick, or Merav Mizrahi, .

Thank you.



Price: $150 for two days which includes transportation, lunch, guide and program.  Price does not include hotel.

If you'd like to arrange for a hotel please contact;

Eve Birkan of Eshet Incoming Travel Company
Direct phone: 972-3-6086212
Direct fax: 972-3-5426191
E-mail address:

What's the itinerary?  Please click here to view the itinerary.

Do I have to be donor of a certain level to join?  Yes, this trip is open to donors of $100 or more (