MKs Jabareen and Touma-Sliman at the Communist Party club in Umm al-Fahem

Netanyahu Proposes Transferring Wadi Ara and Its Arab Citizens of Israel to Future Palestinian State

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has adopted an idea that formerly had been beyond the pale: territorial transfer – stripping Arab-Palestinians of their Israeli citizenship without their approval and making them and their homes part of a future Palestinian state, all, of course, on a religious-ethnic basis. In talks with Trump administration officials, Netanyahu has reportedly…

Palestinian protesters sit in front of Israeli soldiers during a protest against the occupation and in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoner's hunger strike, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, May 12, 2017. Israeli soldiers shot and killed Palestinian youth, Saba Abu Ubeid, during the protest.

Knesset Approves Bill to End Tax Transfers to PA as Sanction vs. Its Prisoner Compensation Program

The Knesset advanced legislation on Wednesday, June 14, that would put an end to the annual transfer of an estimated 1 billion shekels ($280 million) in taxes to the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a sanction against the latter’s compensation program that provides financial allowances to Palestinians imprisoned by Israel and their families. The Knesset plenum…

Knesset Extends Paid Maternity Leave by One Week

The Knesset gave final approval on Tuesday, March 21, to legislation extending paid maternity leave by one week. As a result, women who have or will give birth after January 1, 2017 are now entitled to 15 weeks of paid leave. However, parents may optionally choose to take one week of leave together, instead of…