Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks to launch book on Israel’s 50-year occupation

We're very excited to share two upcoming events: our launch of “Kingdom of Olives and Ash” in Sydney and Melbourne.

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Division & Unity: A Photo Exhibition

Today, we often see the state of Israel and the greater Middle East through the lens of photographs. Whether they are cherished mementos or flashes on social media feeds, the pictures capture the concerns that divide us, and the events that bring us together. Some of these moments depict horror, sadness and a plea for a more just and moral society. Others fill us with hope and validation that we are heading towards a bright future.

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Anne Frank Fonds Basel to Begin Grants in Israel In Partnership with NIF: “Anne Frank’s Values Are The Pillars Of NIF’s Work”

The Anne Frank Fonds Basel and New Israel Fund (NIF) have signed a partnership agreement which will come into effect in the coming year. As part of the new partnership, the Anne Frank Foundation will make new grants to organisations supported by NIF to advance their work toward equality and justice.

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Netanyahu cancels the refugee deal – and blames NIF

What a difference a day makes. Even by Tuesday, Prime Minister Netanyahu was backtracking from his deal with the UNHCR to settle people seeking asylum in Israel and the West.

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Israel cancels plans to deport people seeking asylum to Africa

Overnight, Prime Minister Netanyahu announced a deal with the UNHCR that would see people seeking asylum in Israel be re-settled in Israel or the West, rather than deported to Africa.

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Social Justice Resources For Your Seder

The story of Pesach – and the lessons and values we draw from the story of Exodus – is at the heart of the values that connect many of us to NIF.

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Israel’s refugee policy ‘an affront to our history and values’

The following op-ed was written by NIF Australia Vice-President Steven Glass and published in the Australian Jewish News on Wednesday 14 February 2018.

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Our Emergency Grants to Refugee Organisations

Thanks to almost 50 donors in Australia and New Zealand, we made $10,000 grants to two Israeli non-profits working with refugees last week.

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We need to take urgent action to help refugees in Israel

The sustained Israeli government pressure on refugees has taken a new turn: asylum seekers are now being forcibly deported to Rwanda.

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Statement on the 'BDS blacklist' announced by the Israeli government

Our position hasn’t wavered: We don't support the global BDS movement and we don't agree with the organisations blacklisted by the Israeli government on many issues. But we don’t have to agree with them to know that banning them from visiting Israel is just wrong.

We know that it’s profoundly anti-democratic to discriminate against those who advocate for nonviolent strategies just because the government doesn’t agree with their views. Banning political opposition is the policy of autocracies, not democracies.

The Netanyahu government's Entry Law, which is a travel ban that uses blacklists and litmus tests to bar visitors from entering Israel based on their beliefs, flies in the face of the democratic principles enshrined in Israel's declaration of independence.

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