NIFC’s Top 9 Achievements in 2018

Ben Murane, Executive DirectorThe New Israel Fund of Canada is based on a simple idea: People like you and me who care about Israel can join together, make strategic investments in social change, and help Israel to be a free and open society.

In 2018, you and nearly a thousand other Canadians just like you funded 21 incredible projects in Israel, advancing equality, pluralism, and a better future. Each of these 21 projects offered us inspiring stories of success — too many to share in one email.

So here are just nine of our top achievements this year:  Continue reading

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Women’s Strike Makes History in Israel

Photo by Physicians for Human Rights-Israel

A big day for women’s rights occurred on December 4th, 2018, in Israel. It may well be a moment we never forget: the struggle to end violence against women in Israel.

Across the country, tens of thousands of women and men went on strike. At 10:00 am they got up from their seats, went out in to the streets, and stood in silent protest for 24 minutes. Over 200 companies supported the strike and encouraged their employees’ participation. And at night they gathered for a mass demonstration in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square.  Continue reading

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Partner Profile: Carmen Elmakiyes-Amos

Shatil’s Public Housing Forum

There are far too many women who live in public housing in Israel who have harrowing stories to tell. These stories are too often ones of sexual abuse or harassment on the part of housing officials and others in positions of power.

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Partner Profile: Rawnak Natour

Sikkuy – The Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality Rawnak Natour has devoted her professional life to promoting civil rights and equality in employment and education and struggling against the discrimination of minorities. As Co-Executive Director of veteran NIFC partner Sikkuy – The Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality, a shared organization of Arabs and Jews in Israel, she seeks to effect change in government ministries, public agencies, local authorities and among the general public. She seeks to encourage better government policies toward Arab citizens and to create a new reality of a shared and equal society. Continue reading
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