Last December’s oil spill in the Arava Desert

Civil Lawsuit Being Considered against EAPC Following Ecological Damage to Arava

Environmental Protection Ministry officials said on Tuesday, June 23, that they are considering opening a civil lawsuit in addition to the existing criminal investigation against the Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Company (EAPC) as a result of the firm’s December oil spill in the Arava Desert. Environmental activists gathered at the Knesset to discuss the aftermath of the…

A Palestinian child within a kite in front of the destroyed Al-Nada towers in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, August 4, 2014. The towers had had 90 flats

MK Touma-Sliman on UN’s 2014 Gaza Conflict Report: Submit Allegations of War Crimes to ICC

The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry into the 2014 Gaza conflict has gathered substantial information pointing to the possible commission of war crimes by both Israel and Palestinian armed groups. “The extent of the devastation and human suffering in Gaza was unprecedented and will impact generations to come,” Justice Mary McGowan Davis, chair of…

Extreme-right Yisrael Beitinu chairman MK Avigdor Lieberman as satirized in the television program “Eretz Nehederet”

Lieberman Bill Would Deny Campaign Funding for Hadash Because of Its Support for Boycotting Settlement Products

Chairman of the extreme-right Yisrael Beitinu party, MK Avigdor Lieberman, introduced on Thursday, June 18, a bill to deny all government funding for any party or Knesset member who calls for a boycott, or through their actions encourage a boycott of Israel or Israeli goods from the occupied territories. The legislation, introduced as an amendment…

A WFTU delegation headed by the WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos with members of the General Union of Palestinian Workers in Athens and PAME as they attempt to deliver at the Israeli embassy in Athens an official resolution of the WFTU supporting the recognition of the Independence of the State of Palestinian within the 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Israel Arrests and Illegally Deports WFTU Activist

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) has denounced the illegal and undemocratic acts of airport security officials in Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport against Alexandra Liberi, a Greek journalist, who was travelling legally with all necessary documents to her destination in Palestine. Liberi was arrested on Saturday, June 13, while en route as part…

Al-Midan Arabic-language theatre in Haifa

Amid Protests Culture Minister Regev Revokes Funding for al-Midan Theatre in Haifa

Culture Minister Miri Regev (Likud) decided on Tuesday, June 16, to freeze state funding for the al-Midan Arabic-language theatre. For months, the Haifa theatre has been staging the controversial play A Parallel Time. Earlier this month, Education Minister Naftali Bennett (HaBayit HaYehudi) removed the play from the educational culture stipend, stating that Israeli school-children should…