IBA workers protesting last week outside the headquarters of Israel Television in Romema, Jerusalem

IBA Workers Protest Pending Closure of Public Broadcaster

Hundreds of workers of the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) held protests on Sunday, March 19, in both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv against the electronic media entity’s pending closure. In Jerusalem, demonstrators protested possible layoffs from the public broadcasting entity that would ensue with the controversial establishment of the new Israel Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) which would…

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Ministerial Turf Wars Delaying Action to Stop Domestic Violence

The government is dragging its feet in advancing a national program to significantly decrease domestic violence. The ministerial committee for domestic violence has repeatedly put off authorizing the program, which it received four months ago. During these months, three women have been murdered, ostensibly by their husbands or partners. In response to the government’s inaction,…

Special forces from Israel’s Border Police suppressing the demonstration against house demolitions and for housing rights held in Jerusalem on Tuesday, March 14. In the circle, MK Yousef Jabareen as he is being assaulted by a border policeman.

Border Police Assault MK Jabareen at Protest over Home Demolitions

About 200 demonstrators from Arab communities throughout Israel held a protest against home demolitions outside the Ministry of Finance in Jerusalem on Tuesday, March 14,  as legislators in the nearby Knesset discussed a draft of the proposed “Kaminitz bill” that would increase penalties for and tighten enforcement against “illegal construction.” The Committee of the Heads…