Far-Right Netanyahu Asks Knesset for Immunity from Prosecution

Israel‘s far-right Prime Minister for the past decade, Benjamin Netanyahu, requested immunity from the Knesset late Wednesday night, January 1, for prosecution in three corruption cases in which he faces indictment on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Netanyahu made the request in a nationally televised appearance four hours before a midnight deadline, defending…

Far-Right Gov’t Approves Further Funding for West Bank Settlements

Israel’s far-right government approved on Sunday, December 1, an additional 40 million shekels ($11.5 million) for settlements in the occupied West Bank. The overwhelming majority of the funding allocation approved by the cabinet – 34.5 million shekels ($9.9 million) – is reportedly a one-time grant for “security needs” of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.…

PM Benjamin Netanyahu during the last election campaign

Odeh: On the Day the PM Pays for His Illicitness, We Can Begin Fixing the Damage from His Social Crimes

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on Thursday, November 21, by Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit for criminal offenses involving bribery, fraud and breach of trust. This marked the first time in Israel’s history that a sitting prime minister has been indicted by the state’s judicial system, and the criminal offenses Mandelblit attributed to Netanyahu…

Netanyahu, last Sunday, September 1, during his visit to a class of first graders in the settlement of Elkana

Netanyahu Says He will Extend Sovereignty to All OPT Settlements

Far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Sunday, September 1, to extend “Jewish sovereignty” to all settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) — a move tantamount to annexation — seeking to shore up right-wing support some two weeks ahead of the September 17 Knesset elections. Speaking to elementary school students in the West Bank settlement…

MK Bezalel Smotrich, appointed by PM Benjamin Netanyahu this week to be Transportation Minister in the interim government, in an election poster for the United Right bloc. The slogan reads: "Committed to More."

Hadash Blasts Netanyahu Naming of Smotrich & Co. to Government

Knesset members from Hadash vehemently attacked the appointment of the racist settler, MK Bezalel Smotrich, as interim Transportation Minister and member of the political-security cabinet in the interim Netanyahu government. Following the announcement of the appointment of the chair of the United Right bloc, along with that of MK Rabbi Rafi Peretz, the chairperson of HaBayit…

MK Ayman Odeh addresses the mass of demonstrators on Saturday night, May 25, in Tel Aviv.

100,000 Protest in Tel Aviv against Immunity Bills for Netanyahu

A hundred thousand Israelis protested on Saturday night, May 25, proposed legislation that would grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution on a series of corruption charges. The protesters outside the Tel Aviv Museum of Art on called for protecting Israel’s democratic sphere against far-right government overreach. The demonstrators rallied against legislation being pushed…