Tag Archives: democracy

  • Statistics on Settlement Funding Released

    1 May 2014

    One organization resorted to creative research tactics to reveal the extent of Israeli government spending on West Bank settlements.

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  • Asylum Seeker Protests Exploited to Undermine Israeli Democracy Advocates

    16 January 2014

    A right-wing campaign is launched following the historical African refugee protests in Tel Aviv.

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  • Update on Treatment of African Asylum Seekers in Israel

    15 January 2014
  • Proposed Knesset Bill Targets Free Speech . . . Again

    19 December 2013

    NIF has come out in opposition to the proposed ‘NGO Bill’, according to which Israeli NGOs would be taxed at different rates based on the content of their speech.

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  • High Court of Justice Warns State on Incitement

    5 December 2013

    Last Wednesday, the High Court of Justice demanded an explanation form the state as to why it has not indicted rabbis Yitzhak Shapira and Yosef Elitzur for their authorship of the highly controversial book Torat Hamelech.

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  • Success for Arab Women in the Municipal Elections

    30 October 2013

    The number of women representatives of Arab municipalities nearly doubled in last week’s municipal elections. This follows a major NIF grant to five organizations (led by grantees Mossawa and Women against Violence) for the purpose of increasing female representation from all parties on local councils.

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  • Breakthrough for Movement for Freedom of Information

    3 October 2013

    In a victory for transparent government, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has announced that government dealings with private groups will now be made public.

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  • Activist Celebrates Legal Victory Against Extremist Group

    16 September 2013

    Following Im Tirtzu’s outrageous and personal smear campaign against the New Israel Fund and progressive organizations in Israel in 2010, a group of eight activists began a facebook page called ‘Im Tirtzu is a Fascist movement.’ Alleging that the term “fascist” constituted libel, and in an undisguised attempt to shut down criticism of their goals and activities, Im Tirtzu took the activists to court. And lost. Following the Jerusalem District Court’s ruling last week, which rejected almost all charges against the activists and which characterized Im Tirtzu as having “fascist attributes” NIF spoke to defendant Edan Ring about his reactions to the victory.

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  • Rejecting Religious Racism: The “Race” for Chief Rabbi

    11 July 2013

    As the selection of Israel’s next chief rabbis approaches, New Israel Fund grantees, including those representing key Orthodox constituents, are drawing attention to the racist and exclusionary views of some of the candidates.

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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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