Protestors demonstrating at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem last week against the proposed "ethics code"; another protest was held at Tel Aviv University. The signs read: “Against the forced shutting of mouths.”

Students and Lecturers Blast Proposed “Ethical Code” as an Undermining of Academic Freedom

The umbrella organization of the heads of Israel’s universities and colleges, the lecturers unions and the National Union of Students has blasted a new ethical code formulated at the behest of the Education Ministry that is expected to bar professors from voicing their political opinions in classrooms. Far right and pro-settler Education Minister Naftali Bennett…

Palestinian protesters sit in front of Israeli soldiers during a protest against the occupation and in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoner's hunger strike, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, May 12, 2017. Israeli soldiers shot and killed Palestinian youth, Saba Abu Ubeid, during the protest.

Knesset Approves Bill to End Tax Transfers to PA as Sanction vs. Its Prisoner Compensation Program

The Knesset advanced legislation on Wednesday, June 14, that would put an end to the annual transfer of an estimated 1 billion shekels ($280 million) in taxes to the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a sanction against the latter’s compensation program that provides financial allowances to Palestinians imprisoned by Israel and their families. The Knesset plenum…

The CPI delegation in Cuba; from left to right: Aida Touma-Sliman, Adel Amer and Salam Bilal.

Delegation from CPI Visits Cuba

A Communist Party of Israel (CPI) delegation recently visited Cuba after having received an official invitation from the Communist Party of the island nation. Adel Amer, Secretary General of the CPI, MK Aida Touma-Sliman (Hadash – Joint List) and Salam Bilal, secretary of the Nazareth branch of the party, participated in the delegation. In a…