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  • New Israeli Heroes: A Three-Part Salon Series

    $18 per session or $50 for the series
    Space is limited!
    For more information, contact Jessica Simon at or 202-513-7870.
    Vegetarian dinner included. Kosher option available.

    Click here to purchase tickets for the entire series.
    Or click on a particular session to purchase tickets.

    Economic Justice and Empowerment in Israel
    Monday, October 7 - 7:00 p.m.
    Featuring Muna Haddad and Reut Cohen, NIF Israel-US Civil Liberties Law Fellows, Washington College of Law at American University

    Who Will Stand Up for the Stranger Among Us? Refugee/Migrant/Minority Rights in Israel
    Monday, October 21 - 7:00 p.m. (D.C.)
    Tuesday, October 22 - 7:00 p.m. (Baltimore) Click here to register for the Baltimore salon.
    Featuring Rachel Liel, Executive Director of NIF-Israel

    Religion & Secularism: The Struggle for Pluralism in Israel
    Monday, November 18 - 7:00 pm
    Featuring Ronit Heyd, Director of SHATIL

  • Wrestling Jerusalem Performance and Peace Cafe

    Please join NIF for a series of special matinee performances of Wrestling Jerusalem.

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    Wrestling Jerusalem follows one man’s journey to understand the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

    Following each Sunday performance, the New Israel Fund and Intersection for the Arts will offer the Peace Cafe, an opportunity to break bread and engage in vibrant, open, thoughtful community conversation facilitated by Rachel Eryn Kalish, founding facilitator of the Year of Civil Discourse.

    We encourage you to bring someone with whom you do not agree on the Middle East conflict. All are welcome to share their feelings in this space created for civil dialogue.

    Sunday, March 16 - 2:00 PM
    Sunday, March 23 - 2:00 PM
    Sunday, March 30 – 2:00 PM
    Sunday, April 6 - 2:00 PM

    Intersection for the Arts – 925 Mission Street in San Francisco.

    Click here to purchase tickets (includes both Peace Cafe matinees and other show times).

    Aaron Davidman’s solo performance is a personal story that grapples with the complexities of identity, history and social justice. Giving voice to a dozen different characters, the play sheds light on one of the most entrenched conflicts of our time.

  • Conference Call Series on NIF’s New Initiatives for Democracy

    For more information, contact Sam Greenberg at or 212-613-4426.

    Click here to RSVP for the entire series.
    Or click on a particular session to RSVP for that call.

    Just the Facts? How We Shift the Discourse through the Media

    21 October 2014

    NIF is seed-funding a new organization to monitor Israeli media for falsehoods and misinformation.
    Click here to RSVP and for call-in information »

    Taking It to the Streets: How We Use Digital Tools to Unite a Multi-Issue Movement

    11 November 2014

    NIF’s new investments in online organizing will take advantage of new technologies to better empower progressives.
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    What's Next for Israel? How Progressives Take Back Power

    09 December 2014

    With NIF’s support, Molad, a progressive think tank, is changing the public debate in Israel.
    Click here to RSVP and for call-in information »

  • Join NIF at the NYC Celebrate Israel Parade

    TAKE ACTION! Make your voice heard -- don't miss this opportunity to show the world that there is a strong and vibrant progressive voice supporting Israel. March loud and proud with us on June 1st!

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  • Conference Call Series on NIF and the 2015 Election

    For more information, contact Sam Greenberg at or 212-613-4426.

    Click here to RSVP for the entire series.
    Or click on a particular session to RSVP for that call.

    National Security: What's a Progressive Foreign Policy?

    11 February 2015

    What role is Israel’s national security and its foreign policy playing in the lead-up to elections? NIF grantees discuss a diplomacy-oriented progressive approach to security and the work they are doing to promote this approach.
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    Palestinian Israelis: Seeking Fairness in the Knesset

    24 February 2015

    Where are Palestinian Israelis as a constituency, a community, and a policy issue? How does the discourse around elections land with this sector and what role are NIF grantees playing in shaping this public discussion?
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    Democracy and Human Rights: Turning Back the Anti-Democratic Tide

    9 March 2015

    How are core issues of democracy and human rights factoring into this election season? Given the controversial nation-state bill that dissolved the most recent Knesset and last summer’s events, are these the hot-button issues for Israelis in this lead-up?
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