Tag Archives: civil rights

  • Where Do We Go From Here?

    5 March 2020

    While pundits are asking who are the “winners” and the “losers” in these uncertain election results, many Israelis are asking themselves a different question: where do we go from here? I know who has the answer.

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  • Activist Profile: Rawnak Natour

    27 September 2018
    photo of Rawnak Natour

    Rawnak Natour is the Co-Executive Director of Sikkuy and has devoted her professional life to promoting civil rights and equality in employment and education and struggling against the discrimination of minorities.

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  • The Nation-State Bill Debate

    12 July 2018

    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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  • Mobilizing Dissent: How We Responded to Jen’s Detention

    23 February 2017

    I am proud of the message that we sent to the authorities: democracies don’t shut down or keep out dissenting voices. Rather, they welcome the debate. That is the essence of democratic society.

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  • OpEd: American Jews Are New Target of Israel’s Unprecedented Escalation Against Civil Society

    13 February 2017

    In this op-ed, which was originally published in Haaretz, NIF VP of Finance, Operations and Administration Jennifer Gorovitz writes: “Given Netanyahu’s repression of dissent, perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised that Israel’s border control considered me a ‘national security risk’.”

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  • Neo-Authoritarianism is a Global Challenge

    26 January 2017

    It would be a tragic irony, if in this time of rising xenophobia and racism, people like us decide to hunker down and only pay attention to what was happening in our own backyard.

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  • An Incredible Opportunity

    11 January 2017

    I want your help to reach out and find good candidates for NIF’s fellowship program in Israel. This is an incredible opportunity. I was an NIF fellow and my experience certainly impacted my life’s trajectory.

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  • Exposing Discrimination

    15 June 2016

    Meet Klil Agassi, the next generation of civil rights activists in Israel.

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  • They Will Not Back Down

    31 March 2016

    Israel is in the midst of a mighty struggle for civil rights, and your brothers and sisters in that movement need your partnership and support.

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  • Celebrating Jewish-Arab Partnership

    14 January 2016

    A new emergency grants initiative helps promote Jewish-Arab partnership and the notions of a shared society in Israel.

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