International Board and Council

We work with the New Israel Fund, which has been empowering civil society in Israel for more than 40 years. Since its inception, the New Israel Fund has used donations from Jewish communities in the US, England, Canada, Australia and elsewhere to provide over $200 million to more than 800 social justice and human rights organisations. 

The New Israel Fund is supported by some of the most prominent Israeli and Diaspora activists, thinkers, authors, artists and former politicians and senior security officials.

The New Israel Fund (US/Israel) has a board of directors which includes:

  • Talia Sasson – former special legal advisor to the Israeli government
  • Naomi Chazan – former deputy speaker of the Knesset
  • David Myers – Professor of Jewish History at UCLA
  • Achinoam Nini / Noa – Israeli singer and social justice activist
  • Yael Sternhell – former Channel 1 news anchor
  • Reem Younis – Arab-Israeli hi-tech entrepreneur

For a full list, you can read more on the New Israel Fund (US/Israel) website.

The New Israel Fund has an International Council in Israel, which includes in its membership:

  • Ilan Baruch – former Israeli Ambassador to South Africa
  • David Broza – singer, songwriter
  • Avraham Burg – former Knesset speaker, former chairman of the World Zionist Organisation and Jewish Agency for Israel
  • Prof. Aaron Ciechanover – Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry
  • Daniel Kahneman – Nobel Prize Winner in Economics
  • Atty. Judith Karp – former Deputy Attorney General of Israel
  • Brig. Gen. (res.) Israela Oron – first woman appointed to the position of deputy IDF Spokesman
  • Amos Oz – Israeli author
  • Brig.Gen. (res.) Ilan Paz – former head of the IDF Civil Administration and a former brigade commander in the West Bank
  • Sha’anan Streett - lead singer of Hadag Nahash

For a full list, you can read more on the New Israel Fund (US/Israel) website.