Blog

  • NIF Film Club: Junction 48

    5 May 2021

    Palestinian rapper Kareem and his singer girlfriend Manar struggle, love and make music in their crime-ridden ghetto and Tel Aviv‘s hip-hop club scene… a social drama with kick-ass music directed by Udi Aloni. Watch the post-film discussion with star Tamer Nafar and director Udi Aloni.

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  • A Year of Crisis and Resilience

    22 April 2021

    As its political system remains mired in stalemate and dysfunction, Israel’s civil society has been instrumental in protecting the marginalized and vulnerable – and defending Israel’s democracy.

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  • Emunah on Mimouna

    5 April 2021

    Many of us eagerly anticipate the meal at the conclusion of Passover. Finally, we can eat pizza, cake, and all of the hametz-filled carbohydrates we’ve been missing. For North African Jews, this time takes on heightened meaning with the celebration of Mimouna, a joyous day-long celebration of the end of the prohibition against eating bread that includes eating traditional Mizrahi Jewish foods. Yet this special tradition has become intertwined with debates over the use and abuse of Mizrahi culture in Israel.

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  • NIF Film Club: Comrade Dov

    23 March 2021

    As part of a special Israeli Leaders on Film series, NIF Film Club watched Comrade Dov this week. Watch the post-film discussion with director Barak Heymann and special guest former MK Dov Khenin.

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  • Israel’s Spring and the Long Road to Recovery

    18 March 2021

    As elections near and Israel emerges from the pall of pandemic, civil society must ensure that Israel’s government addresses the long-term effects of the crisis, which have disproportionately fallen on marginalized communities.

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  • NIF Film Club: Golda

    10 March 2021

    As part of a special Israeli Leaders on Film series, NIF Film Club watched Golda this week. Watch the post-film discussion with directors Udi Nir and Shani Rozanes.

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  • Purim, Power and Corruption

    25 February 2021

    Purim is a Jewish holiday which commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, an Achaemenid Persian Empire official who was planning to kill all the Jews, as recounted in the Book of Esther.

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