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.
Tens of thousands marched in New York in the Celebrate Israel Parade, which is marking its 50th anniversary.
Im Tirtzu, the right-wing Israeli truth squad best known for bashing the New Israel Fund, allowed itself a victory lap this week after taking credit for an “emergency” gathering in the Knesset on “delegitimization of Israel.”
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An ex-Labor lawmaker was disinvited from a conference of the Israeli Left because she works with NGO Monitor, which ‘battles delegitimization’ — and regularly bashes the Left.
Most of the Jewish public in Israel supports the establishment of an apartheid regime in Israel if it formally annexes the West Bank.
Rabbi Brian Lurie, the new head of the New Israel Fund, has spent most of his professional life in the American Jewish establishment. But he admits being a rebel.
Pressure against the Pu’ah to abstain from holding a conference for men only on fertility and Jewish law seems to be working. As of this morning, 9 out of 10 Israeli doctors scheduled to speak had withdrawn. In addition, the Ethics Board of the Physicians’ Union announced that from now on doctors will not be allowed to participate in medical events or conferences in which women are excluded, either as speakers or patients. This is an enormous victory by any social activism standards.
The New Israel Fund has been alone among American Jewish groups in actively backing the tent city protests. Trouble is, the movement’s leaders don’t want the help.