Category Archives: News

Demanding Accessibility for Schoolchildren

NIFC project partner Zazim – Community Action is organizing an online petition to protest the fact that hundreds of thousands of Israeli children cannot participate in remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic because they don’t have access to an internet-connected computer in their homes. The petition is part of Zazim’s campaign called “A computer for every child now.” Continue reading

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Providing Adequate Healthcare During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed large gaps and inequalities in healthcare throughout the world. Israel is no exception.

N (we are only using an initial for privacy reasons), a Palestinian woman from the Galilee, was refused treatment at the dialysis centre covered by her health insurance after she tested positive for COVID-19. Her family desperately searched for solutions, but no medical centre agreed to provide the lifesaving dialysis she needed. Continue reading

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Resisting Protest Suppression

NIFC flagship partner Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) called on Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to cancel a new emergency COVID-19 regulation which bans Israelis from demonstrating more than one kilometre from their homes. Continue reading

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NIFC announces new Executive Committee and Board Member

NIFC is pleased to announce its new Executive Committee members: Dr. Linda Hershkovitz (President) and Lorne Cappe (Vice President). Linda and Lorne join Joseph Steiner (Treasurer) to make up our Executive Committee. Continue reading

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