A campaign ad on a billboard displayed in Arab communities before the April 9, 2019 election urging Arabs to boycott the vote; the ad reads: "Who should I tell you stories about (literally, films)..!:Violence and killings.. are on the rise." The message behind the sarcastic and idiomatic contention is that no Arab list is worth voting for, because, according to the libelous fabrications of the right-wing racist Jewish sponsors of the campaign, allegedly none of the Arab MKs deal with the day to day problems of their constituents; the scourge of violence in the Arab sector of Israeli society being ostensibly one of the most palpable, even though domestic security in any modern state, Israel included, is the responsibility of the police, but they continually refuse to seriously address the problem, many would say, precisely for political reasons.

Right-Wing Settlers behind Ads Calling on Arabs to Boycott Vote

During the campaign before the last general elections in April, billboards went up throughout Arab communities and towns in the Galilee urging voters to boycott the vote. Many residents assumed the ads, which did not identify their sponsors, were an initiative of political forces in the Arab community such the Islamic Movement’s Northern Branch, which…

MK Odeh and PM Netanyahu, last Wednesday, September 10, in the Knesset plenum during the debate on the provocative and racist "camera bill"

Hadash Lawmaker Ejected from Plenum for Videoing Netanyahu

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein had Joint List leader MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash) forcibly removed from the Knesset chamber on Wednesday, September 11, during the debate before a vote on the contentious bill that would have allowed cameras to be deployed in polling stations during the general elections on Tuesday, September 17. According to the Arabic-language Communist…

A demonstration in Buenos Aires of former political prisoners during the 7 year military dictatorship in Argentina

Argentinians in Israel Urge Gov’t to Disclose Past Ties with Army Junta

Forty-three years after the coup that ushered in a brutal, seven-year military dictatorship in Argentina, Israel still refuses to release documents on its ties with the pro-imperialist, deadly junta. Twelve Israelis who immigrated to Israel from Argentina have submitted a Freedom of Information (FOI) request in court demanding that the Defense and Foreign Affairs ministries…

MK Aida Touma-Sliman (Hadash) on Monday, September 9, after the adjournment of the meeting of the Knesset Regulatory committee

Hadash MKs: Camera Bill Defeat, Beginning of End for Netanyahu

The racist bill promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party to place cameras in polling stations was defeated in committee yesterday, Monday, September 9. The controversial bill failed to gain a majority in the Knesset Regulatory committee, leaving the Likud-proposed legislation without an immediate path to become law before the September 17 election. The…

Hadash MKs Ayman Odeh, Aida Touma-Sliman and Ofer Cassif at an election campaign rally in South Tel Aviv, last Tuesday evening, September 3

MK Odeh: Gantz Doesn’t Want the Joint List in Any Possible Coalition

Joint List Chairman, MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash), attacked far-right Prime Minister Netanyahu and Kahol-Lavan (Blue & White) Chairman Benny Gantz on Friday, September 6, for their racist attitude towards the Joint List, the political representation of the vast majority of Arab citizens of Israel. Odeh commented on the remark he floated during an interview with…

Elections Committee Chair: “Likud Cameras at Polls Will Cause Chaos”

The head of the Central Election Committee, Justice Hanan Melcer, said in a radio interview he gave on Thursday, September 5, that he strongly opposes the far-right Likud party’s bill to allow cameras in and around polling stations during the upcoming elections. On Wednesday, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit informed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the…

Hadash Knesset Member Yousef Jabareen at MEMO’s conference in London on April 27, 2019

Amnesty: Discriminatory Measures Undermine Arab Reps in Knesset

Arab-Palestinians elected to Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, are being targeted by discriminatory regulations and legislation that undermine their ability to represent and defend the rights of the Palestinian minority population in Israel; Amnesty International said in a new briefing published Wednesday, ahead of upcoming Israeli elections on September 17. MK Yousef Jabareen (Hadash), a candidate of…