Press Releases

  • Press Release: Against All Odds” Series Airs on Israeli Television

    21 December 2005

    Tonight, Wednesday, December 21, Israel’s Channel Two producer Keshet will air the pilot program of a new documentary series supported by the New Israel Fund (NIF) on the activists and organizations that make up Israel’s social justice movement. The New Israel Fund is the principal funder and advocate of progressive social causes in Israel, and has funded more than 300 Israeli NGOs since its founding in 1979.

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  • Media Resources for Intl. Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    15 November 2005

    Since our founding in 1979, the New Israel Fund has pioneered funding and support for an array of organizations in Israel working for women’s rights and against domestic abuse, violence and the trafficking of women. More specifically, as part of our mission to strengthen democracy and promote social justice, NIF has led a feminist revolution in Israel by strengthening the women’s movement through financial and capacity-building support in order to combat violence against women and the feminization of poverty;

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  • Supreme Court Upholds Petition to Dismantle Section of the Fence

    25 September 2005

    Last week a nine judge panel of Israel ‘s Supreme Court ordered the state to dismantle 13 kilometers of the Security Fence already built near the Jewish West Bank settlement of Alfei Menashe, 20 miles northeast of Tel Aviv. This section of the Fence immediately south of the West Bank city of Qalqilya has created an enclave cutting five Palestinian villages off from the rest of the West Bank .  It is the first time that the Court has ruled that existing segments of the Fence must be dismantled.

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  • Press Release: Israelis of All Opinions Gather for “These Things I Weep”

    14 August 2005

    Jerusalem , August 15, 2005. A National Religious rabbi wept for “the ways of baseless hatred.” A rap singer, for “the divided city.” A Gush Katif settler, “for the bones of my daughter.” An Israeli Arab, for the victims of the terror attack in Shfaram. An ultra-Orthodox philanthropist, for the needy and the poor.

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  • Statement from New Israel Fund Re: Lieberman Attack on Arab MKs

    5 May 2005

    Washington , DC .  The New Israel Fund, which is committed to promoting human rights in Israel, today issued the following statement regarding Israeli MK Avigdor Lieberman’s call for “trial” and “execution” of Arab MKs.

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