Out Loud

  • WATCH: The Next Battle for Israeli Democracy

    25 July 2018

    A discussion on trends from the most recent Knesset session and how progressive Israelis are organizing to defend democracy in the days ahead. With Libby Lenkinski, NIF’s VP for Public Engagement, Daniel Sokatch, NIF’s CEO, Mickey Gitzin, NIF’s Israel Director, and Debbie Gild-Hayo, Advocacy Director at the Association for Civil Rights in Israel.

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  • The Nation-State Bill Debate

    12 July 2018
    New Israel Fund

    Listening to the debate in Israel about the Nation-State Law, I’m reminded of a defining period in American history — a time of “restrictive covenants” and the civil rights advocates who fought against them.

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  • Reason for Pride

    7 June 2018

    We know that we can’t stop just because Tel Aviv is an oasis for gay life, but rather we must continue our work so that every LGBTQ person in Israel can feel supported and safe.

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  • This Isn’t About Jafar

    25 May 2018

    The lived experience of so many Israelis who take part in political protests — peace activists, Ethiopian-Israelis, refugees, and even settlers — is that the police can and do act with brutal force to shut down political speech.

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  • Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

    26 April 2018

    I never would have believed the Trumpian fashion in which the prime minister would falsely accuse us of trying to “erase the Jewish character of Israel,” or that he would demand, on the basis of lies, that we be subjected to a parliamentary committee of inquiry.

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