Blog

  • The Quiet Revolution Happening in Lakia

    14 February 2019

    Shatil is working with the Negev Bedouin town of Lakia to pioneer a new model of strategic planning. This partnership not only addresses an essential need of Bedouin in the Negev, but it exemplifies the crucial role NIF and Shatil play in stitching together Israel’s social fabric.

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  • Confronting Racism and Police Violence

    31 January 2019

    In America, we have been living for some time with the knowledge that people of color are far more likely to be killed by police than white Americans are. Israel, sadly, appears to be wrestling with a similar demon.

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  • Violence Cannot Distract Us

    14 December 2018

    Many in Israel and the West Bank are on edge. The violence and bloodshed of recent days have raised fears that we are once again on the brink of a terrible escalation of violence. It shouldn’t have to be said, but I will say it anyway: there is never any justification for attacks on civilians. Ever. Anywhere.

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  • Investing in Hope

    7 December 2018

    Hannah has been living in Jerusalem during some of the darkest times for global democracy in history. They find inspiration in Joseph’s family in this week’s parasha, who press on through the drought in Egypt.

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  • The Collapse of the Anti-Democratic “Loyalty in Culture” Bill

    29 November 2018

    On every issue that we work on — from human rights, to social justice, to religious freedom — NIF partners with Israelis who champion our values. This case was no exception. And while some want to “blame” NIF for this legislative flop, the credit belongs to a wide coalition of Israelis who stood up against this proposed government censorship.

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  • The American Grad Student Living at Ben Gurion Airport

    11 October 2018

    The more we argue about whether or not Lara Alqasem is a BDS supporter, the more we implicitly concede the point that it is just fine when a liberal democracy denies entry to a person simply because the government doesn’t like her political views.

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