We are NIF. And we believe in an Israel that values social justice, human rights and democracy.
Over the last year, many people have tried to define the New Israel Fund for their own purposes. Now it's our turn. Over the past three decades, NIF has dedicated itself to building a better Israel. We are for equality for women... We are for narrowing the growing gaps in income and opportunity...We are for an Israel that allows every stream of Judaism to flourish... We are for preserving dwindling green space and environmental justice... We are for equalizing civil rights for the Palestinian, Ethiopian and other minorities...
We are the New Israel Fund.
We want you to get involved, and the best place to start is by learning more about us and what we do. visit WeAreNIF.org. If you like what you find then...
•Send your friends, family, and colleagues - or anyone who should to know that there is a way to support Israel that makes sense for people with progressive values - to WeAreNIF.org
•'Like' us on Facebook - we've added thousands of fans this year, but others need to know that loving Israel can come in a social justice flavor
•Tell the world with your own short video why you support the New Israel Fund.
•And, of course, donate. Because it's important to you that Israel continues to vigorously defend civil and human rights for everyone; because you see yourself as a partner with Israelis working for meaningful social change; because you think Israel should respect and recognize many Jewish religious expressions; and because you, like us, want to see Israel embody its own best ideals.
We wish you a happy, healthy New Year. Yes, We Are NIF - and you are, too.
Here are some of my points countering what the NIF wrote:
- Nothing is mentioned about Jewish values and religion, just vague Leftist terminology like "social change" and "best ideals."
- Their "human rights for everyone" does not include Jews who value living in all parts of the Land of Israel or try to pray in Jewish Holy Sites like the Temple Mount.
- They equate Pseudostinians aka Palestinians sic with Ethiopians. Does this mean that they don't consider our Ethiopian citizens to be legitimate Jews?
- According to their very own words, their ideal Israel isn't Jewish. It's not based on Torah values.