Civil & Human Rights

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.

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  • "It's accessibility to life"

    Bosmat Nakash and her family immigrated to Israel from Iraq just before the Six Day War. Among the changes she experienced in her new country was a more tolerant attitude toward her disability.

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  • Jewish and Arab Fans Join Together to Kick Racism Out of Soccer

    Dozens of Arab and Jewish fans met before the opening match of Israel's new soccer season to prepare anti-racism banners. The fans of Hapoel Tel Aviv and from the Arab city of Sakhnin also discussed the need for shared society and tolerance. The fans' banners were prevalent in the stands as the players came onto the field wearing "Football for All" shirts in Arabic, Hebrew, and English. The players then kicked "Respect" balls, donated by the Union of European Football Associations, into the crowd.

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  • Profile: Rotem Ilan of Israeli Children

    Rotem Ilan waits outside the Bialik-Rogozin School in South Tel Aviv, where most of the pupils are the children of foreign workers. She greets many of them personally when they finish school, and they respond to her like she's their sister. After all, she's one of the reasons they're there. NIF grantee Israeli Children, which she established in 2009 and which was merged with flagship NIF grantee the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) last summer, played a crucial role in ensuring they could stay in the country.

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  • Breakthrough for Movement for Freedom of Information

    In a victory for transparent government, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has announced that government dealings with private groups will now be made public.

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STORIES & SUCCESSES

  • "It's accessibility to life"

    A course for Israelis with disabilities has given Bosmat Nakash a new start on life.
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  • 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...