Israel has a non-uniform society with a Jewish majority and dozens of religious streams represented. Israel’s designation as both a Jewish and a democratic state sometimes creates adverse situations affecting members of minority ethnic and religious groups.
JIJ’s legal aid department protects civil rights and religious freedom for minorities under the Israeli law. These rights are guaranteed to all the citizens of Israel; unfortunately, some minorities suffer discrimination and need our legal expertise and assistance. Our team has successfully handled over 860 cases dealing with issues such as family unification, affirmative action, immigration and tax exemptions. We have won 23 precedent setting Supreme Court petitions.
JIJ strongly believes that the state of Israel is the homeland for the Jewish people, but at the same time, it is also critically important to ensure that minority ethnic and religious groups in Israel receive the equal treatment described in Israel’s Declaration of Independence.
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