We're keeping you updated ahead of Israel's national elections on Tuesday 9 April.Read more
Zazim – Community Action, an Israeli organisation modelled after GetUp, is mobilising Israelis to call on the Central Elections Committee to protect the Knesset from Kahanists.
We are asking NIF's supporters in Australia – alongside supporters in the United States, Canada, the UK and around the world – to stand in solidarity with the more than 12,000 Israelis who have already signed on.
Tens of thousands of Israelis have already stood up to say that Kahanists have no place in the Knesset.
Meir Kahane was a violent Jewish supremacist who advocated and inspired acts of terror. He and his disciples were banned from the Knesset in 1988 on the grounds that their ideology is "racist and undemocratic." Kahanist organisations are still defined as terror groups by the US State Department.
For decades, people who care about Israel's democracy from across the political spectrum have drawn a bright red line: Kahanists are a danger to Israeli democracy and have no place in its parliament.
As supporters of Israel's democracy, we are horrified that Kahanists are now returning to the political arena and are being courted and embraced by right-wing parties and their leadership.
In Israel and around the world, there is a movement standing up for democratic values and standing up against those who use violence, terror, and supremacist ideologies to divide and rule by fear. Elected leaders have a sacred responsibility to protect Israelis from violent extremists – not promote them.
We stand with the more than 12,000 Israelis who believe that Kahanists don't belong in the Knesset.
This episode looks at some of the developments in Israel over the last week – including a horrific homophobic ad – and also shines a spotlight on representation of women in the Knesset.
In the next few days parties have to submit their candidate lists, which means we'll finally get to see which parties will merge and who'll be serving in the next parliament – so stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages to keep up to date.Read more
Last week, our vice-president, Steven Glass, a driving force behind NIF Australia’s establishment and success, suddenly passed away.Read more
With just two months until Israel's elections we bring you another update. In this edition we cover the release of Benjamin Netanyahu's ads featuring President Donald Trump, as well as Benny Gantz's campaign launch speech and ad. We also share an update on the polls (spoiler: Benny Gantz rises, Labor falls, Likud stays the same).Read more
In the second episode of our Israeli election preview, we have an update on some of the discussions happening between party leaders, as well as polling on who Israelis prefer as their prime minister. We also give a quick overview of Israel's electoral system and the parties representing Israel's 20% Palestinian minority.Read more
Prime Minister Netanyahu has called Israeli elections for 9 April and we're here to give you the the details on everything that's happening in the lead up.Read more
"Everything that enhances tolerance, civil rights, the recognition of rights of minorities, has a direct implication on the efforts for peace, because the opposite of progress, open-mindedness, and pluralism is, always and everywhere, fanaticism, fundamentalism, and extremism." – Amos OzRead more
Today is international Human Rights Day, when we come together to celebrate the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.Read more