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Pride or Prejudice in Jerusalem?
This year’s Jerusalem Pride marked a year since the murder of 16 year-old Shira Banki z”l. In an amazing show of solidarity from across Israel’s communities, 25,000 people joined the march, demonstrating their support for the principles of freedom of expression, the dignity of all human beings, and tolerance. The run-up to Pride events across Israel, however, was not without its challenges…
NIF's Global Leadership: Take Your Place at the NIF Table
In London for the New Israel Fund’s international board meeting, NIF international CEO Daniel Sokatch and President Talia Sasson answer questions by Britain’s NIF supporters on Israel and Brexit, the BDS movement, and how to make strategic investments for impact in Israel.
Yom Yerushalayim: Campaigning for Tolerance in the March of Incitement
Yom Yerushalayim is a highly sensitive day, celebrating the emotive moment in which the Jewish people regained access to the Western Wall, as well as marking the beginning of Israeli occupation & annexation of East Jerusalem. The tense nature of the day is exacerbated by the “March of Flags” a parade in which thousands march through the city waving Israeli flags. The parade culminates in a dramatic march through the Muslim Quarter of the old city, which has been marred for years by racist slogans and incitement to violence.
An Alternative Yom Hazikaron
Yom HaZikaron is Israel’s national Memorial Day for its fallen soldiers and victims of terror. It is marked on the eve of Israel’s Independence Day, suggesting an explicit link between the sacrifice made by those we mourn and the very existence of the State of Israel. Combatants for Peace (CFP) and the Parents Circle Families Forum (PCFF) have been hosting an alternative, and some feel contentious, ceremony to mark Yom HaZikaron for the past decade.
Smear Tactics Won't Silence Breaking the Silence with Avner Gvaryahu
This month, we caught up with Avner Gvaryahu of NIF grantee Breaking the Silence (BtS) to hear how he’s been dealing with the most recent smear campaign against the NGO. Avner responded to allegations against BtS and told us about how he came to break his own silence.
Artists on the Frontline
This month, Israeli singer Noa (Achinoam Nini) found herself in the headlines when JNF Canda withdrew their support from an upcoming concert featuring her, falsely alleging that she was a BDS supporter. Noa is an outspoken peace activist & critic of the current Israeli government. Delegitimisation of politically outspoken cultural figures is increasingly prevalent in Israel today with growing attempts to silence and side-line those deemed 'disloyal' to Israel.