Meet The 2015-16 Fellows

Join us at Limmud-Oz - with Israeli feminist activist Hamutal Gouri, and 200 other great sessions

It’s almost June, and that means it’s time for Limmud Oz!

This year in Sydney from June 6th to 8th, Limmud-Oz has some great international speakers, as well as incredible local presenters. You can view the full schedule here, but we thought we’d highlight some of the speakers and sessions NIF supporters might find interesting.

You can buy your conference tickets online.

Whether you live in Sydney, or you're coming up especially for Limmud-Oz, make sure you say hi -- it will be great to see a strong New Israel Fund Australia contingent there!

All the best,

Liam Getreu
Executive Director

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NIF's Letter to FIFA

NIF Israel Executive Director Rachel Liel wrote this letter to FIFA president Sepp Blatter requesting that the Israel Football Association not be suspended from FIFA.  

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Have you seen this week’s Jewish News editorial?


I wanted to share with you this week’s Jewish News cover, and its editorial.

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Statement on Breaking the Silence's latest testimonies

On 4 May 2015 Breaking the Silence, an organisation of active and reserve duty IDF soldiers, released a set of testimonies from more than 60 soldiers who took part in Operation Protective Edge in Gaza in 2015. The testimonies are taken from individuals who served in the army, navy and air force, as well as those in headquarters and command centres. Around a quarter of the testimonies come from officers who rank as high as major.

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Statement on Ethiopian Protest: Hearing Their Cries


The New Israel Fund supports the struggle of the Ethiopian community to eliminate the racism and institutionalised discrimination that threatens them in Israel, including systematic mistreatment and profiling by the police.

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Statement: Reclaim Australia rallies

The New Israel Fund (NIF) Australia Foundation condemns the hatred and bigotry aimed exclusively at Muslims which was displayed at the recent Reclaim Australia rallies.

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Bank of Israel Reflects Shatil Recommendations: Urges More Public Housing

PictureAll the noise made by the Public Housing Forum in the weeks leading up to the election is paying off: Just five days after the election, the Bank of Israel called on the new government to decrease the country’s growing poverty rate by increasing the number of public housing units -- especially in the country’s centre where it’s easier to find employment -- as well as increasing rental assistance for people who qualify.

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On the election results in Israel

Yesterday’s election is a moment in time, and not one that is going to change Israel’s immediate course or the New Israel Fund’s priorities.

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18 March Event: Processing the Israeli election results with Naomi Chazan

Naomi ChazanNIF Australia invites you to a post-election conversation with Naomi Chazan. Naomi, with more than a decade of experience in the Knesset, will help process all the results from the election, and provide insight on Israel’s likely direction going forward.

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