The Australian government delays a visa for Sharon Abraham-Weiss

This weekend, Sharon Abraham-Weiss from our flagship grantee the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) arrives in Australia to discuss the concept of the ‘shrinking democratic space’.

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"Studying the changing face of Israeli society"

This week, Sara Sterling, one of this year's Naomi Chazan Fellow, had an op-ed published in the Australian Jewish News.

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NIF Australia Executive Director Discusses Nation-State Law on ABC's The World

Liam Getreu, NIF Australia's executive director, was interviewed on ABC News The World about the new Nation-State basic law and its implications for equality and democracy in Israel.

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The new ‘Nation-State Law’ is a challenge to Israel’s democracy

A few hours ago the Knesset passed the ‘Nation-State Law’, the latest ‘basic law’ which forms Israel’s de facto constitution.

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Meet Our 2018-19 Naomi Chazan Fellows

Our fourth cohort of Naomi Chazan fellows has just begun 10 amazing days in Israel. This year the five Australians will be joined by young activists from the UK, Canada and America, making it a truly international opportunity to learn about civil society in Israel, as well as other Jewish communities around the world.

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Backgrounder: The Jews-Only “Nation-State” Bill

The Netanyahu government is working at a fever pitch to try to pass the “Nation-State” Bill before the end of the Knesset’s summer session on July 22.

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Making It Happen: NIF's projects working to end the occupation

We're proud to share details about the grants we have made in the last six months to end the occupation. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to NIF allowing us to support these important projects.

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AJN Clarification of Breaking the Silence piece

Last week, on the eve of the visit to Australia by Breaking the Silence’s Avner Gvaryahu, the Australian Jewish News published an article by a Benayahu Carmi. He claimed he served “shoulder to shoulder” with Avner for three years, and based on that experience, he alleged that Avner is a liar.

Carmi’s claim is false and this week the AJN published a clarification acknowledging and regretting its error.

AJN Clarification

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Our events launching Kingdom of Olives and Ash with Geraldine Brooks, Assaf Gavron and Breaking the Silence

We’re looking forward to our events launching “Kingdom of Olives and Ash” with Breaking the Silence next week. It is timely given the flare-up of tensions on the border with Gaza.

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Amos Oz in the Jewish News: Breaking the silence – a Jewish tradition

Amos Oz, the acclaimed author and moral voice of Israel, has written an incredible essay in this week's Australian Jewish News about the importance of standing up for human rights, justice and equality.

Come to the launch of 'Kingdom of Olives and Ash' with Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks, Israeli prize-winning novelist Assaf Gavron and Breaking the Silence executive director Avner Gvaryahu in Sydney (6 June) and Melbourne (7 June).

Amos Oz article

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