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The New Israel Fund Australia Foundation is a leading organisation committed to social justice, human rights and democracy in Israel. We work with Israelis experiencing poverty, discrimination and injustice to create a more inclusive, tolerant and equal society.

Based on the vision of the country’s founders, we work towards an Israel that is “based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel… [and] complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex.”

NIF Australia works to defend human rights and democratic infrastructure, relieve poverty and economic inequality, advance the status of women, address inequality in the Arab-Israeli community, promote the rights of refugees and people seeking asylum, and protect the rights of vulnerable communities.

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Next week, Israeli singer Achinoam Nini touches down in Australia. Some people in the Jewish community don’t want her to perform here. They’re angry she encourages dialogue with Palestinians, works to realise the two-state solution, and supports social justice and human rights groups, including NIF.
This op-ed was published by Graham Kaplan and Bec Sharp, two of our 2017-18 Naomi Chazan Fellows, in the 13 October edition of the Australian Jewish News.
Visiting Israeli Member of Knesset Merav Michaeli and Shadow Attorney General Mark Dreyfus answered a question from NIF Board member Irving Wallach about the state of Israel's democracy. Click through to watch it on Facebook.
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