Mickey Gitzin, a member of the Tel Aviv city council and leader of the left-wing organization Be Free Israel, is replacing Rachel Liel as executive director of the New Israel Fund in Israel.
“Nice to meet you, our new Executive Director,” NIF’s announcement on social media.
The NIF defines its goals as promoting democracy, justice and equality for all Israelis. It provides resources and support to civil organizations, conditional on them complying with the requirements of Israeli law, honoring the NIF’s principles, focusing on social change, strengthening democratic values and promoting human and civil rights, social and economic justice, religious pluralism and tolerance, and the environment.
“The NIF is the main organization in Israel working tirelessly to realize the vision of the Declaration of Independence,” said Gitzin, who had previously worked for Knesset member Ilan Gilon of Meretz.
Gitzin will begin working for NIF on July 1st.