(JTA) — The agency that manages Israel’s border crossings apologized for any “anguish” caused by the questioning of the leader of the New Israel Fund at Ben-Gurion Airport. The Population and Immigration Authority said Thursday that its interim director general, Amnon Shmueli, had spoken to the New Israel Fund’s president after the group’s vice president, Jennifer Gorovitz,…
A senior official at the New Israel Fund was detained at Israel’s airport on Wednesday, in an incident that an Israeli opposition lawmaker is calling “political persecution.”
If not for the NAACP, the ACLU, and other stalwart civil rights groups, it may have taken American lawmakers another generation to outlaw segregation in schools. If not for ACRI and other human and civil rights organizations in Israel, Israeli democracy may not live up to its greatest ideals, enshrined in Israel’s declaration of independence.
Yet again the Israeli Knesset is considering legislation to single out and punish progressive nongovernmental organizations, particularly the human rights groups that are such a thorn in the side of those who favor the continued occupation of the West Bank.
A new ad aims to counter the outpouring of opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu by retired military brass. J.J. Goldberg says it winds up highlighting just how serious the anti-Bibi effort is.
Pamela Geller and Ronn Torossian are channeling Joe McCarthy in their attacks on backers of the New Israel Fund. Deborah Lipstadt and David Ellenson ask: Have they no decency?
How does one person’s complaint become a nasty public crusade? Jane Eisner dissects the smear campaign against prominent Jewish leaders who support the New Israel Fund.
In what may be the largest-ever joint protest by senior Israeli security personnel, 106 IDF ex-generals and spy chiefs signed a letter urging Netanyahu to ‘initiate a diplomatic process.’
In a strategic shift, the New Israel Fund is arming itself with a set of sharp political tools and picking a fight.
The New Israel Fund, the largest funder of liberal causes in Israel, has announced that it will shift one-fifth of its grants to overtly political groups.