Blog

  • NIF Goes to Camp

    2 September 2021

    NIF’s pilot experiential curriculum Breaking Binaries, Building Connection is gaining momentum at summer camps in North America.

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  • Opportunities, Challenges, and Israel’s Citizenship Law

    7 July 2021

    Israel’s new government represents the start of a new era of opportunity for NIF and our grantees, especially those dealing with issues of shared society. But the Knesset fight over the racist Citizenship Law is a reminder that we must also remain ever-vigilant for the moments when this many-sided government faces hot button issues.

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  • More than Just a Parade: LGBTQ Solidarity and Israel’s New Government

    17 June 2021

    While Israel’s LGBTQ community has made terrific strides towards progress over the decade, not all members of the community are treated equally. Even as gay and lesbian Israelis have gained more visibility, other communities – Palestinians, asylum seekers, and those who struggle with poverty – have become more marginalized. We have an obligation, as progressives, to stand in solidarity with all of them.

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  • NIF Film Club: Children

    9 June 2021

    The painful personal stories of five Palestinian kids, ages 7-17, open a window into the world of Palestinian minors – trapped within the violence, humiliation, and daily confrontations with soldiers and settlers – while remaining children in every way. Watch the post-film discussion with director Ada Ushpiz.

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  • Where Change Comes From

    3 June 2021

    The intercommunal violence we witnessed this past month tears at the very fabric of a shared society – jeopardizing decades of work to build an equal and just society for Jews and Arabs in Israel. That’s why NIF is redoubling our efforts investing in a shared society.

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  • The Book of Ruth and Lessons of Chesed

    16 May 2021

    This Shavuot, NIF Froman Fellow Lianna Mendelson recalls the story of Ruth and Naomi’s return to the land of Israel, and draws parallels to the lives of many immigrants seeking safety and security within modern-day borders.

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