Hundreds of Palestinian, Israeli and international activists march to demand that Israel not demolish Suyisa, South Hebron Hills, July 24, 2015.

Hundreds Protest Forced Transfer and Destruction of Palestinian Village of Susiya

Over 500 Palestinian, Israeli and international activists descended on the Palestinian village of Susiya on Friday, July 24, to protest its imminent demolition and the forced transfer of its residents. Among the demonstrators: members of “Combatants for Peace,” “Rabbis for Human Rights,” and Hadash-Communist Party of Israel. The activists marched through the village, stopping at…

“Supreme Court Judge Salim Joubran not singing the Hatikvah”

Extreme Right-Wing MK: Arabs Who Won’t Sing “Hatikva” Shouldn’t Be Judges

Two right-wing Knesset members were elected to the committee tasked with judicial appointments in a hard-fought early morning vote Thursday, July 23, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached an agreement with “opposition” racist MK Avigdor Liberman. MK Nurit Koren (Likud) and MK Robert Ilatov (Yisrael Beytenu) were elected to the powerful panel, after having received…

Thousands of contract workers, Jews and Arabs, protested last Thursday, July 16, at the Habima Square in downtown Tel-Aviv as part of the struggle being waged by labor unions to reduce the number of contract workers being employed by public institutions.

Histadrut Calls Off General Strike after Reaching Agreement on Contract Workers

Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon and Histadrut (General Federation of Labor in Israel) chairman Avi Nissenkorn have reached understandings that will end the labor dispute over the employment of contract workers. The general strike planned to start on Wednesday has consequently been called off. Kahlon and Nissenkorn began formulating the understandings after discussing the matter…