Press release: Israel Passes Dangerous Nation-State Law

Thursday, July 19, 2018

For immediate release:

Late last night in Jerusalem, the Israeli Knesset passed the Jewish Nation-State Bill into law. Lawmakers voted 62 to 55 to legally cement Israel as the sole national homeland of the Jewish people and national self-determination as a right exclusive to Jews.

The New Israel Fund of Canada (NIFC) joins a chorus of progressive and moderate voices – in Israel and the Diaspora – emphatically condemning the Nation-State Law. We believe it’s a frightening affront to Israel’s democracy, and to any prospect of peaceful co-existence between Arabs and Jews.

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Meet our 2018 Naomi Chazan Fellows

Naomi Chazan Fellows 2018

The Naomi Chazan Fellowship is a year-long program that begins with a subsidized, 10-day study tour in Israel this summer. New Israel Fund of Canada’s four 2018-19 fellows will join two dozen changemakers in their 20s and 30s from across the UK, Australia, and the U.S. Through their tour, they’ll explore social justice issues in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

The fellows will then return home to Canada and work to engage Canadian Jewry on the issues, as well as take part in leadership seminars, and become part of a global network of young Jewish progressives. Continue reading

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New Israel Fund of Canada’s 2018 projects

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When you support the New Israel Fund of Canada, you’re supporting a network of organizations and activists working on the ground in Israel to bridge divides and advance civil rights. Your contribution promotes democracy, equality and justice across the country, and for all of Israel’s diverse citizens.

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Here are our 2018 projects, categorized by our core issue areas:

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Pledge: I won’t give up on Israel’s asylum seekers

For the past 10 years, the New Israel Fund of Canada and the global NIF family have been fighting for a just solution for Israel’s 38,000 asylum seekers. Despite Netanyahu’s recent cancellation of a promising resolution, we’re not giving up. 

Take this pledge with us and join other Canadian Jews who won’t give up either.

Over the coming months, we’ll work together to educate our fellow Canadians, advocate to the Israeli government, and support the Israelis leading the efforts in Israel.

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