Author Daniel Sokatch

Daniel Sokatch

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

It is with deep sadness that I write to tell you that Leibel Fein – former NIF Board member, IC member, and champion of the Israel we believe in – died early this morning. A great light has gone out.

With a ceasefire in place, we’re evaluating what activities need our urgent attention in the weeks and months ahead.

This is not an easy time for tolerance and decency in Israel. We're trying to change that by identifying and supporting the activists who are making a difference.

For me, right now, the best antidote to despair are the thousands of Israelis who, even as the fighting rages, are working to push back against the forces of racism, incitement and intolerance.

None of us know how extensive this military confrontation will be, but I do know that we stand ready to assist the most vulnerable Israelis, both Jewish and Arab, who are living under threat of rocket fire.