Author Daniel Sokatch

Daniel Sokatch

Daniel Sokatch is the Chief Executive Officer at the New Israel Fund. Read more about Daniel Sokatch...

It seems silly at first. 100 men and women are planning to blow shofars outside the UJA-Federation office in New York this evening. They're calling on the UJA to exclude NIF, Partners for a Progressive Israel, and B’Tselem from New York's Celebrate Israel Parade based on the phony charge that we support the global BDS movement.

Racism in Israel today is a pernicious and dangerous problem. The good news is that Israelis, just like Americans, are standing up to do something about it.

In just a couple of weeks the NIF Board will convene in Tel Aviv for our winter board meeting. As usual, there’s a lot on our plate.

It was one of those moments when you can really see, all around you, the incredible progressive civil society sector that works tirelessly to build an Israel we can believe in.

Israel was always meant to be both a Jewish homeland and a democracy. Its founders were driven by their experience as stateless Jews to guarantee equal rights.