Out Loud

  • Video: The Shampoo Summit

    24 May 2016

    Iris Zaki made this documentary about a special hair salon called Fifi’s, which is owned by two Christian Arab women and is beloved by Jewish and Arab women alike.

  • The Hope is Still Here, We Just Have to Make Room for It

    19 May 2016

    I want to draw your attention, for a moment, from the headlines to the grassroots. Because underneath the radar, tens of thousands of Israelis are working to protect liberal democracy and to build a truly shared society. Their stories often go unnoticed and unremarked on.

  • On Israel’s 68th birthday

    12 May 2016

    We at New Israel Fund are in the social change business, meaning that we talk a lot about what needs to be changed in Israel. Today, it’s worth thinking about some Israeli qualities that needn’t be changed, because they are what made Israel the vibrant and interesting society it is.

  • A Redemption Tale for Some, but Not for All

    6 May 2016

    It was only two weeks ago that many people in Israel and America sat around their table celebrating Passover, a holiday that commemorates our redemption as a Jewish people. “For you were a stranger in the land of Egypt”- an illustrious tractate that was uttered in many households- which we say to remind us as a community about the oppressive treatment we experienced as slaves in Egypt and our call to extend kindness to the other.

  • The Call of “Never Again”

    5 May 2016

    I vividly remember Simcha “Kazik” Rotem, leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, as he went around the table, turned to each of us with his piercing stare and asked: “What was the lesson of the Shoah?” I’ll never forget his answer.

  • Webinar Recording — Shared Paths, Divergent Courses: Zionism and Palestinian Nationalism

    19 April 2016

    On Sunday April 17, 2016 NIF hosted an online webinar with Dr. Hussein Ibish and Dr. David Myers. In order to understand Jewish national history it is imperative that we understand Palestinian national history and its entwined nature. This two-hour online course hopefully provided historical knowledge, nuance, empathy and the critical distance necessary for meaningful discussion.

  • The Truth in Black and White

    14 April 2016

    All too often, we see the debate over Israel turn ugly and outrageous. But sometimes, I see a nasty attack piece and it actually makes me laugh.

  • They Will Not Back Down

    31 March 2016

    Israel is in the midst of a mighty struggle for civil rights, and your brothers and sisters in that movement need your partnership and support.

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