|MEDIA ADVISORY: The New Israel Fund and the Current Crisis|
|Tuesday, 25 July 2006 00:00|
Washington, D.C., -- The New Israel Fund, the preeminent funder and founder of social change organizations and coalitions in Israel, today announced immediate plans for providing special assistance to targeted grantees and sectors in Israel to respond to the current crisis.
After surveying the response of our grantees in the immediate wake of the crisis, we can report they are actively helping to:
Moreover, the current crisis has highlighted the need for additional advocacy efforts to protect underserved populations. For example, many Arab Israeli towns and villages and disadvantaged Jewish communities lack not only the safe haven of air raid shelters, but warning sirens to indicate incoming fire. NIF will be a driving force in redressing this inequity and others that have surfaced in the face of the conflict.
Based on a series of conversations with municipal leaders and representatives of organizations active in northern Israel, the New Israel Fund staff in Israel has developed an emergency package that combines support to NIF grantees with specific project activities that will be implemented by Shatil, NIF’s Empowerment and Training Center. To assist NIF during this critical period, please visit our website at www.nif.org and make a contribution to the Israel Emergency ’06 Fund, or contact NIF at 1-888-988-3863.
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