Yesterday evening our team were at The Brewery in central London to photograph the New Israel Fund Human Rights Awards Dinner for the third consecutive year. This year the guest-list had expanded considerably to around 500, as the organisation connects with a growing number of supporters.
NIF is the leading organisation in advancing democracy and equality for all Israelis. From Israel’s first rape crisis centres, to the passage of the law banning torture in civilian interrogations, NIF- funded organisations have driven positive social change and furthered justice and equality for over 30 years. Widely credited with helping to build Israeli progressive civil society, they have provided over $250 million to more than 850 organisations since their inception in 1979.
The evening, Chaired by Sarah Peters and hosted so eloquently by award-winning journalist and author Jonathan Freedland, featured two award presentations. The winners were Yesh Din and Morashtenu, each for their pioneering work in enhancing the lives of all those in Israel through a commitment to human rights for all. A fascinating video was shown which illustrates the work of each award winning organisation. Also taking to the stage to address those present was the Chairman of NIF UK, Clive Sheldon QC.
Guests were treated to fine cuisine by Food Story Ltd whilst entertainment came in the form of multi-platinum Israeli musical legend David Broza, a man who has consistently produced heart-felt music every since his first release, Sikhot Salon (Small Talk) in 1977. He performed some of his most notable tracks including campfire-favourite Tahat Ha Shamayim, and East Jerusalem / West Jerusalem, co-written with the legendary Wyclef Jean.
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