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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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NIFC 2018-2019 fellows’ op-ed in The CJN

Tour confirmed we can criticize Israel because we care about it

 

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