Israel is a non-uniform society with dozens of religious streams represented and a Jewish majority. 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 department protects civil rights and religious freedom under the Israeli law. These rights are guaranteed to all the citizens of Israel unfortunately, some minorities suffer discrimination and need our legal expertise. Our team has successfully handled over 750 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 sole homeland for the Jewish people, but at the same time, that it is critically important for us 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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