Sabotaging the negotiations

Two weeks after the initial rounds of talks in Washington between Minister Tzipi Livny and the head of the Palestinian negotiation committee Saib Arikat, peace talks are scheduled to resume, this time in Jerusalem. But the validity of the talks is being put into question by the Israeli government’s decision to continue constructing housing projects…

Uprooting (“Transfer”) Law Hits the Road

The Prawer Plan – Expulsion of Tens of Thousands of Arab Palestinian Bedouins in Al Naqab (the Negev) A Statement by the Communist Party of Israel The Prawer Plan, which has been cooking for years, has passed its first reading in the Knesset in June 2013 and is about to be realized in the near…

Palestinian flag flew in the Knesset

The Palestinian flag flew in the Israeli Knesset on last Wednesday as several senior Palestinian Authority representatives came to visit more than 30 Israeli ministers and MKs. The visit was organized by the Knesset Lobby for the Promotion of a Solution to the Israeli-Arab Conflict, led by MK Hilik Bar (Labor), and by the OneVoice…

Foreign Ministry suspended labor sanctions

Foreign Ministry employees suspended on Thursday months of sanctions they have been maintaining in protest over working conditions, after Foreign and Finance Ministry representatives agreed to approach a mediator, the National Labor Court announced Wednesday. The employees, who have gradually stepped up sanctions over the past five months, are protesting wage cuts and reductions in…

Demonstrations against Prawer Bill

Following the first ‘Day of Rage’ against the planned uprooting of tens of thousands of Palestinian Bedouin in the Naqab (Negev) on July 15, Arab-Palestinians and progressive activists in Israel have called a second ‘Day of Rage’ for next Thursday, August 1. The ‘Day of Rage’ will take place at the Wadi A’ra junction in…