NIF is coming to Australia and I have a feeling this new player in the Australian Jewish scene is going to usher in a breath of fresh air.
From a GLBT perspective this is very exciting, simply by looking at their list of Civil and Human Rights Grantees:
Al-Qaws – for Sexual and Gender Diversity in the Palestinian Society
Promotes the development and rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community within Palestinian society.
Assiwat (through Kayan)
Provides a safe and anonymous space for gay Palestinian women; pursues recognition for their sexual and gender identity and promotes their rights through personal empowerment, raising awareness and public education.
I sincerely hope they engage with the local GLBT community, both Jewish and wider, and build some strong bridges.