The ammonia tank in the Haifa Bay – the red Photoshop grafitee on the tank reads “We are scared.” (Photo: Tzlalul)

Court Orders Haifa Chemicals to Empty Its 12,000-Ton Ammonia Storage in Haifa Bay within 10 Days

Haifa Chemicals must empty its 12,000-ton ammonia storage tank within 10 days, the Haifa Local Affairs Court ruled on Sunday, February 12. Environmental and Hadash activists have long seen the ammonia container, located in the Haifa Bay Industrial Zone, as a “ticking time bomb.” The ammonia processing and storage facility was established in 1989. It…

The mosque of Abu Gosh, near Jerusalem

Far-Right Government Backs New Version of Racist “Muezzin Bill”

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation voted on Sunday, February 12, to provide government backing for a new version of the “Muezzin Bill,” a proposal to ban Islamic religious institutions from using outdoor loudspeakers at night. MK Moti Yogev (HaBayit HaYehudi), who submitted the bill along with coalition chairman, MK David Bitan (Likud), praised the committee’s…

Bulldozers demolish houses and agriculture structures in the unrecognized Bedouin village of Umm al Hiran, Negev desert, Israel, January 18, 2017.

Odeh: Israel Bulldozes Democracy

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel is expected to visit Washington this week to meet with President Trump, presumably to discuss the political philosophy they share: power through hate and fear. A government that bars refugees and Muslims from entering the United States has much in common with one that permits Israeli settlers to steal…

MK Youssef Jabareen

Joint List Won’t Petition Supreme Court against “Regularization Law”

The Israeli Knesset passed last Monday, February 6, a controversial bill that retroactively legalizes thousands of settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. The passage of what has been dubbed the “Regularization Law” has drawn widespread anger from Palestinian leaders, members of Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel,…