A war of words between one of the country’s leading Israel-related organizations, the New Israel Fund (NIF), and Ronn Torossian, a scrappy public relations man who has been campaigning against the organization for the better part of a year, is now on the cusp of becoming a legal...
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Rabbi Brian Lurie, the former CEO of the San Francisco-area Jewish federation, has become president of the New Israel Fund.
Lurie succeeds Naomi Chazan as head of NIF, a nonprofit that funds liberal Israeli groups as well as a few Israeli Arab organizations.
Chazan, a former...
May 11, 2011 | 10:14 am
The New Israel Fund has opened a branch in Australia, sparking renewed debate about the pluralist, human rights organization.
NIF, which has raised in excess of $200 million for more than 800 NGOs in Israel since 1979, will be led by Sydney-based barrister Robin Margo, who was...
April 7, 2011 | 3:34 pm
The Ford Foundation is denying that it is ending its Israel funding over criticism leveled at the foundation and some of the groups it helps to fund.
The Forward reported Thursday that the philanthropic foundation, which has contributed $40 million to civil society groups since...
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November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm"People in Israel are so overloaded by big problems, mainly security but also corruption, that it's easy to disconnect from dealing with social inequities," said Ronit Heyd, a young Israeli activist.
Heyd, joined by Ilana Litvak, who came to Israel from the former Soviet Union, and...