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].

  • 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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  • Response to Smear Campaign

    9 February 2012

    Certain groups are alleging that an NIF-backed group, Adalah, is participating in a global BDS event. That charge has garnered the attention of bloggers and media outlets.

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  • Letter to Netanyahu: Don’t ban women speakers from a gynecology conference

    10 January 2012

    NIF is a convener.  When major issues arise, NIF and its action arm SHATIL mobilize coalitions to make the largest possible impact.  As the clamor over the exclusion of women grows louder, women doctors and experts are excluded from speaking at an upcoming conference focusing on women’s sexual health and fertility issues.  Excluding women from a government-funded conference on women’s issues is unacceptable.  The letter below was sent to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (who also serves as Israel’s Minister of Health) on Sunday:

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  • New Israel Fund Condemns Violence

    15 December 2011

    NIF strongly condemns the recent spate of attacks on mosques in Israel and the West Bank as well as the rising violence targeting the Israeli Defense Force.

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  • NIF Condemns Arson of Arab Bedouin Volunteer Center

    14 December 2011

    Responding to Sunday’s arson at the Arab Bedouin Volunteer Center in Be’er Sheva, NIF CEO Daniel Sokatch made the following statement:

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  • New Israel Fund Sponsors Programs, Issues Grants as Women’s Issues Heat Up

    12 December 2011

    As part of an international campaign to restore the sight and sound of women to the public sphere in Israel, the New Israel Fund (NIF) and its grantee Yisrael Chofshit (Free Israel) sponsored a rally for women’s rights in downtown Jerusalem yesterday evening.

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  • New Israel Fund asks: “Send us your photo” — Women should be seen AND heard in Jerusalem

    2 December 2011

    Washington, DC. In reaction to the increasing trend of gender segregation and exclusion of women from the public sphere in Jerusalem, this week the New Israel Fund launched a campaign asking Americans to send in photos to post in public places in that city. Recently, an NIF grantee called “Yerushalmim” (Jerusalemites) put up 150 posters of women around the city, after it became evident that advertisers there were no longer using women’s images in order to appease the city’s ultra-Orthodox population.

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  • Statement following Cabinet Legislation Committee’s Approval of anti-democratic bills

    13 November 2011

    Statement following Cabinet Legislation Committee’s Approval of anti-democratic bills

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  • Israel’s Democracy Under Attack: Analysis of Akunis & Kirshenbaum Bills

    8 November 2011

    This Sunday, the Israeli Cabinet will vote on the Akunis and Kirshenbaum bills, both of which would severely restrict or tax foreign funding for Israeli civil society, and which are the latest salvo in the war against human rights and social justice groups in Israel.  Prime Minister Netanyahu has already indicated his support for the bills, which are a naked attempt to silence voices critical of government policy that the right-wing governing coalition has deemed unacceptable.  This is yet another step in an unprecedented assault on law-abiding, internationally-recognized non-governmental organizations and poses a serious danger to Israeli democracy.

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