"Equality" in Hebrew and Arabic, Hadash demonstrators in Tel Aviv, February 2017

Hadash Condemns Nation-State Bill as a “Declaration of War” against Israel’s Arab Citizens

Joint List chairman MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash) sharply condemned proposed legislation that will define Israel as a Jewish nation-state, calling the Sunday, May 7 decision by ministers to support the so-called Jewish State bill a “declaration of war” against Israel’s Arab citizens. “Discrimination has received an official seal of approval. The danger of this law…

Hadash chairman MK Mohammed Barakeh (Photo: Al Ittihad)

Hadash against Netanyahu’s “Jewish Nation-State” Bill

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni is likely to support a new version of the discriminatory, so-called “Jewish Nation-State” bill proposed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, even though this version makes no explicit mention of equality for Israel’s Arab-Palestinian citizens. On Thursday, November 20, the Attorney General’s Office released an opinion stating that Netanyahu’s proposal includes the…

Sign posted outside the offices of the Himanuta subsidiary of the Jewish National Fund

MK Khenin: “Nationalize the JNF!”

The Jewish National Fund (JNF), known in Hebrew as Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael, is extremely wealthy. It owns 13% of all the land in Israel and brings in some $3 billion a year, most of it from land sales. The Israeli government traditionally feels entitled to the JNF’s money, which according to its mission statement is…