An estimated 6,000 Israelis rallied in Tel Aviv earlier this month to protest the Netanyahu government’s plans to annex of parts of the West Bank, which can begin as early as July 1.
The rally, which was the largest protest since the COVID-19 pandemic started, was arranged by 33 organizations, many of them organizations funded by the NIF global network, under the slogan, “Yes to peace and democracy, no to annexation and occupation. We call for a halt in annexation, which would entrench the occupation, and have come to demonstrate for peace and democracy with a Palestinian State alongside Israel.” Continue reading
After a petition by flagship NIFC project partner Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), the Beer Sheva Court for Administrative Affairs has ordered the Ministry of Education to connect water up to a school in the unrecognized Bedouin village of Tel Arad. Continue reading
A delegation from NIFC project partner Tag Meir visited the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi al-Joz on Monday night to pay a condolence call on the family of Eyad Hallaq, a 32-year-old autistic Palestinian man who was shot and killed by an Israeli police officer last Saturday. Continue reading
When the first COVID-19 cases started cropping up in Israel in late February, the government didn’t give much – if any – thought to Israel’s Arab population. How the disease would affect Arab Israeli communities? What steps should be taken to prepare and educate them about COVID-19 and how to avoid it? These were not questions that the government was asking. Continue reading