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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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Our Statement on Netanyahu’s Recent Cancellation of UN Deal on Asylum Seekers 

The New Israel Fund of Canada is proud of our work defending refugee rights in Israel. Together with hundreds of Canadian Jews who have joined in efforts with Israeli activists, we are working to protect the rights Canadians and Israelis cherish.
Canadians donated thousands of dollars towards emergency needs of Israeli NGOs opposing the cruel deportation plan that would have sent up to 37,000 people to countries where they would have faced serious risks to their safety and lives. This would have happened without Israel even reviewing their asylum applications. In response, the New Israel Fund of Canada brought together Canadian rabbis to join nearly 1,000 Jewish clergy around the world in signing a letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu.

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