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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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ACRI Report: More Anti-Democratic Bills

The following informational report details some of the anti-democratic initiatives and bills promoted in the 20th Knesset, published in October 2018 by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI). ACRI is the oldest and largest Israeli civil liberties organization, as well as a long-time partner of the New Israel Fund of Canada.

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What we mean when we say “Democracy”

By Ben Murane, Executive Director

As we analyze the initial results of the Israeli and American elections, I am uplifted and also still troubled. Democracy isn’t something that I take for granted anymore.

We are lucky in Canada to live in a place where our votes matter, our courts are independent, our media strong, and a plethora of civil society groups are active. Pluralism rules in the public sphere. Politically-motivated violence is blessedly rare.

But looking around the world, we shouldn’t be too sanctimonious. Continue reading

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Social Change Through Social Media – Skills Training with Digital Activist Ori Kol

Sunday, September 30 at 2:30pm
Liberty Village
Only 15 seats available!

Ori KolNew Gen is delighted to offer to young activists this limited-space skills training with Ori Kol, the founder of one of Israel’s strongest social media operations. Ori founded a grassroots movement for a more liberal and democratic Israel called Mehazkim, which now reaches two million people on its Facebook page monthly!

In this small workshop, learn hands-on skills for activating and mobilizing others to advance social justice and human rights. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

Contact Leah Breslow at with questions.

About Our Speaker

Ori Kol is the Digital Mobilization Officer at the Israeli Alliance and Founder/Chairman of Mehazkim, Israel’s largest liberal-leaning media project and digital movement, reaching over 2 million individuals and mobilizing tens of thousands every month. Since 2017, Ori has also been working for the Israeli Alliance, an organisation bent on molding a new generation of Israeli leaders committed to social change.

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