The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has been operating in Israel since 1983 and established its Palestinian Desk in 1994. With an Israeli-Palestinian team in a joint office in Jerusalem the foundation aims to be a platform of innovation for enhancing freedom in society, strengthening dialogue with the European Union and contribute to the advancement of Israeli-Palestinian dialogue leading towards peace. Together with our partners, we want to strengthen liberal core values like the rule of law and democracy, the respect of human dignity with civil and human rights, market economy principles and entrepreneurship and a democratic culture of tolerance and pluralism.
Palestinian National Dialogue in Cairo Ahead of Upcoming Elections
The Palestinian National Dialogue sessions kicked off today in Cairo under the auspices of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. The meetings held today focus on various necessary procedures for holding the upcoming legislative and presidential elections and how to end the long lasting national division between West Bank and Gaza, Fatah and Hamas.
Female Forward - Three Outstanding Women Sharing Their Experience
We are honored to present to you the voices of three outstanding women from our FNF Alumni network. Former Minister of Health Yael German, Arab entrepreneur Bissan Salman & and journalist Nitzan Senior Shneor. The three women share their experience and advice with young female leaders on how to best pursue their goals and how to succeed despite the many hurdles along the way.
Aftermath of Gulf Countries Normalizing Relations with Israel
Ties between these two Gulf states and Israel predate the Abraham Accords. The UAE has previously relied on Israeli technology in areas of cyber-security, and the UAE and Israel have also cooperated in intelligence-sharing. The Accords bring into the open – and accelerate – existing ties between them and facilitate the expansion of these ties in the economy, trade, tourism, healthcare, and certainly security. It remains to be seen what specific kinds of security cooperation will emerge as a result of the Accords.
The FNF Human Rights Report
The year 2020 in review is dominated by the Corona pandemic. The virus has highlighted the importance of striking the right balance between health protection and freedom. But the pandemic has also revealed that more and more governments and state leaders around the world are inciting and fuelling fears amongst citizens to justify rigid restrictions of fundamental freedoms instead of grounding their power in the rule of law and human rights.
Repositioning in Rabat, Joy in Jerusalem
Big news in the Middle East and North Africa. U.S. President Donald Trump announced yesterday that Morocco and Israel will establish diplomatic relations. In return, the U.S. will recognize Morocco's claims over the Western Sahara. Our heads of office in Rabat and Jerusalem analyse what the events mean - for the two countries and the balance of power in the region.
The Libyan Conflict: Turkey Flexing its Muscles
When the Libyan conflict started shortly after the assassination of former President of Libya Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, it was difficult to foresee this act of violence turning into an international conflict. Today, with the involvement of several regional powers including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, and...
Only Damage Control after the Wrecking Ball
If Donald Trump would run for election in Israel, he would win by a landslide. According to a survey conducted for the i24News channel, two thirds, or 63%, of Israelis prefer him to win the presidential elections on November 3, compared with less than 19% for his rival Joe Biden.