2014-11-18

Poll Shows: Hadash is Growing

According to the latest Knesset Channel poll conducted by the “Panels Politics” institute, the scent of possible early elections has not caused a meaningful shift in the Israeli public’s political preferences. The poll gives Likud 22 seats, leaving it as the largest party followed by the extreme right wing HaBeit HaYehudi under Naftali Bennett, with…

2014-11-17

Next Weekend in Tel-Aviv: Eighth Annual Marx Conference

The Eighth Annual Marx Conference, devoted to “Marxism in Israel and Palestine,” will take place in Tel-Aviv next Saturday, November 22, under the auspices of the Hagada Hasmalit (Left Bank) Alternative Cultural Center. Summaries of the lectures given during the conference will be published on the Hebrew website of Hagada Hasmalit. The conference will be…

Combatants for Peace’s joint Palestinian-Israeli demonstration against the occupation of the West Bank, May 2014 (Photo: Combatants for Peace)

Tomorrow Israelis Will Say “Yes” to a Palestinian State

According to the organization, Combatants for Peace, tomorrow, Saturday, November 15, Israelis will say “Yes” to a Palestinian State “because independence for the Palestinians means true independence for Israelis.” The organizers are urging the public to “Join us, a large group of Israelis and Palestinians, in a demonstration of popular democracy, solidarity, and hope.” The…

Palestinian-Israeli demonstration at the police cordon in the entrance to the neighborhood of al-'Esawiyah in occupied East Jerusalem, on Friday, November 7, 2014 (Photo: Guy Batavia)

Communists in Jerusalem: “Draconian Measures against Deprived Palestinian Population Not a Solution”

In response to recent events in East Jerusalem, various Israeli officials have recently made media statements about the measures they think should be taken to “ensure order in the city.” Some of these measures have been implemented: The Jerusalem Municipality has ramped up municipal law enforcement only in East Jerusalem, including for violations previously not…