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March 2020

CANCELLED: Defending Liberal Democracy in an Illiberal Israel (Toronto)

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E1 Canada
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This event is now taking place online on Monday, May 23rd at 12 PM Eastern Time. For more information and registration, click here. A “peace” plan that advocates annexation. A sitting Prime Minister indicted. Three deadlocked elections in one year. A “court override” proposal and the Nation-State Law. The worrying trends in Israeli democracy continues to accelerate. At this pivotal moment, the head of Israel’s oldest and largest civil liberties agency comes to Toronto to share her analysis and work…

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CANCELLED See You in Court: Defending Civil Liberties in an Uncivil Era

March 23 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Gowling WLG, 100 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5X1A9 Canada
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See You in Court: Defending Civil Liberties in an Uncivil Era Indictment, Court Override Bills, and Issues Behind the Headlines Sharon Abraham-Weiss, Executive Director of ACRI In conversation with Nathalie Des Rosiers This event is now taking place online on Monday, May 23rd at 12 PM Eastern Time. For more information and registration, click here. Gowling WLG, First Canadian Place, 100 King St West #1600, Anishinaabe Boardroom Breakfast: 8:00 AM Program: 8:30-9:30 AM Eligible for CPD credits A “peace” plan…

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CANCELLED מגינים על הדמוקרטיה הליברלית בישראל בלתי ליברלית

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Schwartz/Reisman Centre, 9600 Bathurst Street
Maple, Ontario L6A 3Z8 Canada
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הקרן החדשה לישראל בקנדה מציגה מגינים על הדמוקרטיה הליברלית בישראל בלתי ליברלית שרון אברהם-וויס, מנכ"לית האגודה לזכויות האזרח יום שני, 23 במרץ בשעות 7:00 עד 8:30 בערב מרכז שוורץ-רייזמן - Schwartz/Reisman Centre 9600 Bathurst Street תכנית ״שלום״ שקוראת לסיפוח. ראש ממשלה מכהן תחת כתב אישום. שלש מערכות בחירות ללא הכרעה תוך שנה בודדת. הצעת חוק ״פסקת ההתגברות״ וחוק הלאום. המגמות המדאיגות בדמוקרטיה הישראלית ממשיכות ואף מסלימות. ברגע מכונן זה, העומדת בראש הארגון הישראלי הגדול והוותיק לזכויות אדם מגיעה לטורונטו לחלוק…

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April 2020

Webinar: Equality and Democracy in the Time of COVID-19

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

For Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI), an NIFC-funded project, adjusting to life in the COVID-19 pandemic means working around the clock to make sure that the most marginalized communities in Israel and the occupied territories have access to information and medical care – including groups like asylum seekers and Palestinians living under the occupation. Join us for a Zoom briefing on Monday, April 6 at 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific, to discuss what is happening in Israel's medical system and…

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Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony

April 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Online

Hosted by the New Israel Fund, American Friends of the Parents Circle - Families Forum, and Americans Friends of Combatants for Peace For the past fifteen years, thousands of Israelis and Palestinians have spent an evening together each year to acknowledge the pain of those living on the "other side" and to envision a better future together. This year, we have the opportunity to join them, as the annual Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony is held online. This special event is…

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May 2020

Webinar: Annexation in the West Bank under cover of COVID-19

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

The recent coalition deal between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz gives Trump's annexation plan a start date. This new government was formed in a crisis – and it aims to exploit the COVID-19 crisis to annex parts of the West Bank and make the occupation permanent. Join NIF for a Zoom webinar to discuss how Israeli civil society is mobilizing in response and defending democracy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register here and you will receive a link to…

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Webinar: Equality and Democracy in the Time of COVID-19

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

Join NIF for a Zoom webinar to discuss how Israeli civil society is mobilizing in response and defending the rights of women during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register here and you will receive a link to join the webinar.   Speakers: Shula Keshet, Executive Director at Achoti - for Women in Israel Shula Keshet is an artist and the Executive Director of Achoti (Sister) – for Women in Israel. Keshet has Mashadi Persian heritage and emerged as a leading Mizrachi feminist.…

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June 2020

Toronto Jewish Film Festival: Comrade Dov (Online)

June 1
Online

*special NIFC discount code below* Goddamned Communist. Internal enemy. Privileged Tel Aviv Ashkenazi. Dov Khenin has been called almost everything during his thirteen-year tenure as Member of Knesset for the Jewish-Arab party ‘Hadash’. His advocacy of socialist and democratic values harken back to the ideals that helped build the nation, but they also make him the enemy of powerful detractors. Director Barak Heymann (winner of the David A. Stein Award for Lone Samaritan) has followed Khenin throughout his thirteen years in…

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Toronto Jewish Film Festival: Q&A with Comrade Dov Director Barak Heymann

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

Join Comrade Dov director and NIF International Council member Barak Heymann for an online Q&A on Tuesday, June 2nd at 3pm Eastern. About the film: Goddamned Communist. Internal enemy. Privileged Tel Aviv Ashkenazi. Dov Khenin has been called almost everything during his thirteen-year tenure as Member of Knesset for the Jewish-Arab party ‘Hadash’. His advocacy of socialist and democratic values harken back to the ideals that helped build the nation, but they also make him the enemy of powerful detractors.…

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Everything You Need to Know About Annexation

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

As early as July 1, the Israeli government could begin annexing West Bank territory. This radical step has the potential of sparking a violent uprising, institutionalising an undemocratic regime and increasing tensions between Jews and Arabs. Join New Israel Fund UK for a one-hour, 360° annexation briefing with Israel’s top experts on security, democracy, human rights and Israel’s regional relationships. We will learn about the security implications of annexation from, Col (Ret) Shaul Arieli, one of Israel’s foremost experts on…

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