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  • NIF Film Club: Lemon Tree

    13 January 2021

    Salma, a Palestinian widow, is the owner of her late father’s cherished lemon grove. She must defend her lemon tree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down. Watch the post-film discussion with director Eran Riklis.

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  • NIF Film Club: Mayor

    30 December 2020

    Mayor is a real-life political saga following Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office. Watch the post-film discussion with director David Osit.

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  • Light and Might of Chanukah

    14 December 2020

    Aaron Portman, a 2020-21 NIF Froman Fellow, reflects on the significance and lessons we can gain from this year’s festival of lights.

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  • Being the Light in Dark Times

    9 December 2020

    As I light Chanukah candles this year, I will be thinking of the miraculous work our grantees in Israel undertake, every day, even in the darkest times. Together, we kindle a light to last until the dawn breaks.

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  • NIF Film Club: Ma’abarot

    9 December 2020

    Ma’abarot tells the story of the Israeli transit camps in the 1950s. Watch the post-film discussion with director Dina Zvi-Riklis and producer Arik Bernstein.

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  • What to Watch in the Knesset

    2 December 2020
    What to Watch in the Knesset

    The New Israel Fund tracks legislation in the Knesset that could change the way Israeli democracy functions. We will provide regular updates throughout this Knesset session.

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  • What to Watch in the Knesset

    18 November 2020
    What to Watch in the Knesset

    The New Israel Fund tracks legislation in the Knesset that could change the way Israeli democracy functions. We will provide regular updates throughout this Knesset session.

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  • NIF Film Club: Aviv

    18 November 2020

    Aviv follows famed 90s star Aviv Geffen’s rapid ascent from underground musician to mythic figure – and the last person to embrace Yitzhak Rabin moments before his tragic assassination at a peace rally. Listen to the post-film discussion with director Tomer Heymann.

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  • The Great Sea-Change

    12 November 2020

    A dark and dangerous chapter in American history is coming to an end, ushering in a new day for our work of building justice and equality in Israel.

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