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Launching Applications for This Year's Naomi Chazan Fellowship

New Israel Fund (NIF) Australia today launched applications for its Naomi Chazan Fellowship. The prestigious program includes a 10 day trip (July 13-22) to Israel and the Palestinian Territories as well as skills building, personal and professional development, and building networks with an international cohort of leaders.

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Who Owns The Western Wall?

Kotel_marchers_with_torahs_(IRAC).jpgRecently hundreds of activists bought dozens of Torah scrolls to the Kotel for a Rosh Chodesh service. The historic egalitarian service intended to force the Israeli government’s hand to implement an agreement, reached in January, to create space at the Western Wall where men and women could pray together.

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We ♥️ David Broza

We were thrilled that David Broza recorded this great video for us on his recent trip to Australia.

This week at the UN: some bad, and some good

UNESCO’s Offensive Resolution

As you may have heard, last week UNESCO passed an offensive resolution which disregards Judaism’s connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.

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This Rosh Hashanah, we speak up against racism

Rosh Hashanah 5777 begins on Sunday night. This festival provides us with an opportunity for reflection on the year that has been. With the increased prominence of divisive politicians such as Donald Trump and Pauline Hanson, we are witnessing a disturbing rise in racism, bigotry and hate speech.

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NIF: 'A legitimate force that supports Israel' – Jewish News op-ed by Ilana Snyder

The following op-ed was published in the Australian Jewish News on Thursday September 22. You can see the original here.

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"I am a proud Israeli and a proud Zionist": Dr Mike Benn's letter to the Maccabean

Dr Mike Benn, a Perth-born Israeli who made aliyah in 1981, wrote the following op-ed for this week's edition of Perth's "The Maccabean", after ads for NIF's screenings of "Magash Hakesef" were rejected:

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Recent Social & Economic Justice Achievements

As the Knesset goes into summer recess we are celebrating several key legislative victories. These achievements are the result of the hard work and public pressure led by NIF and our grantees.

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Statement: Censored in Perth by the Maccabean

The “Maccabean”, the newspaper of the Perth’s Jewish community, is refusing to carry advertisements run by the New Israel Fund Australia.

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Background to Israel's Anti-NGO Law

The Knesset has passed legislation setting forth new requirements for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that receive funding from foreign governments.

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