Press Releases

Read NIF's latest press releases and statements. For press inquiries, please contact Elisheva Goldberg at: ‪917.740.4031 phone or [email protected].

  • NIF Responds to Election Results

    23 January 2013

    The following statement was issued by New Israel Fund CEO Daniel Sokatch in reaction to the Israeli election results:

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  • Answering the Lies, Standing Up For Our Values

    13 December 2012

    On December 13, 2012 the Im Tirtzu organization announced that it was publishing ads in 20 American Jewish newspapers. Their ads distort the record of the New Israel Fund and the human rights organizations we are proud to support. Allow us to set the record straight

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  • Fact Sheet Following Im Tirtzu Ad Blitz

    13 December 2012

    In today’s ad campaign, Im Tirtzu accuses NIF-supported Israeli human rights groups of spreading “false accusations” against the IDF. Their charges are unfounded. NIF stands for equality and democracy in Israel. We know that an Israel without a vibrant human rights sector would be a weaker democracy. Here are the facts:

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  • New Israel Fund Condemns Terrorist Attack in Bulgaria

    19 July 2012

    The New Israel Fund today condemned the terror attack targeting Israelis vacationing in Bulgaria in the strongest possible terms. Seven are reported dead and more than thirty injured.

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  • New Israel Fund Welcomes Brian Lurie As New Board Chair And Approves $1,570,500 In Grants At Bi-Annual Board Meeting

    28 June 2012

    San Francisco: Returning to the city in which it was founded 33 years ago, the New Israel Fund (NIF) hosted its bi-annual Board of Directors meeting along with the 18th annual Guardian of Democracy dinner this week in San Francisco.

    NIF was pleased to welcome Rabbi Brian Lurie as its new Board Chair.  Lurie will succeed former MK Naomi Chazan.  “I am taking this on as the capstone of my career because I believe that the New Israel Fund is the most important organization helping Israel realize its founding principles,” wrote Lurie in a Jerusalem Post column.

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  • NIF Condemns Desecration of Synagogue

    22 June 2012

    Yesterday an Israeli synagogue in Moshav Maor was defaced with graffiti. This follows a disturbing trend of extremists on both sides vandalizing, defacing and even burning houses of worship. Intolerant and hateful acts such as these have no place in Israel and we call on the government to bring the responsible parties to justice. NIF and its family of activists will continue our efforts to advocate for a shared society based upon respect and tolerance.

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  • New Israel Fund, With More Partners, will March Again in New York’s Annual ‘Celebrate Israel’ Parade

    18 May 2012

    New York. The New Israel Fund is proud to be marching in the 2012 Celebrate Israel Parade in New York on Sunday, June 3rd as part of a progressive cluster including Ameinu, Americans for Peace Now, B’Tselem USA, Partners for Progressive Israel, and Rabbis for Human Rights-North America.

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  • New Israel Fund Responds to NGO Monitor

    3 May 2012

    Washington, DC. In response to NGO Monitor’s periodic “report” on the activities of the New Israel Fund, NIF today released the response below.

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  • Joint Statement Condemning WSJ Attack on President Obama

    7 March 2012

    Our organizations – along with the majority of Jewish Americans – stand for a set of values core to the Jewish people, including justice and freedom, equality and peace. As pro-Israel advocates, we work day in and day out to the best of our ability to help Israel, the national homeland of our people, to embody these values

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  • Amos Oz, Nobel Prize Winner, Other Leading Israelis Join NIF’s International Council

    16 February 2012

    Internationally acclaimed author Amos Oz and other prominent Israeli public figures including Nobel Prize Chemistry winner Prof. Aaron Ciechanover have joined NIF’s International Council (IC) in Israel.

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