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…

The municipal building of Upper Nazareth, now known as Nof Hagalil, which overlooks Arab Nazareth, in the background.

Upper Nazareth Changes Its Name

Jewish and Arab residents of Upper Nazareth (“Nazareth Illit,” in Hebrew) last week voted to change the name of the northern city, in a move the mayor said was designed to put an end to widespread confusion with the neighboring Arab city of Nazareth. The deputy mayor of Upper Nazareth, Dr. Shawki Awauda (Hadash), said…