Advancing Equality for All Israelis
Israel's Declaration of Independence establishes a state that ensures "complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex." NIF works to transform that ideal into reality.
Asylum Seeker Protests Exploited to Undermine Israeli Democracy Advocates
A right-wing campaign is launched following the historical African refugee protests in Tel Aviv.
Proposed Knesset Bill Targets Free Speech . . . Again
NIF has come out in opposition to the proposed 'NGO Bill', according to which Israeli NGOs would be taxed at different rates based on the content of their speech.
NIF makes emergency grant to support African refugees
Yesterday, at an historical rally in downtown Tel Aviv, 20,000 African migrants and refugees gathered to protest harsh new laws aimed at their status in Israel.
Asylum Seekers March to Jerusalem
A group of around 200 Sudanese asylum seekers marched to Jerusalem in an attempt to gain official recognition of their refugee statuses. Most of the marchers have been imprisoned for almost two years and none of their asylum requests – which were filed with the assistance of NIF grantee Hotline for Refugees and Migrants (previously Hotline for Migrant Workers) – have been answered. Following the protest, they were arrested and transferred to Saharonim Prison, where they will be detained for two months before being returned to the newly established Holot detention center.
STORIES & SUCCESSES
"It's accessibility to life"
A course for Israelis with disabilities has given Bosmat Nakash a new start on life.
Breakthrough for Movement for Freedom of Information
In a victory for democracy, government dealings with private groups will now be made public. Read More...
Increased Transparency for Knesset Hearings
A request from NIF grantee the Social Guard will, for the first time, obligate roll calls for Knesset committees. Read More...