Hadash MK Abdallah Abu Ma'aruf (Joint List) during the Knesset Interior and Environmental Protection Committee meeting, Sunday April 2

Discriminatory Amendment to Planning & Building Law Approved

The Knesset Interior and Environmental Protection Committee approved in its second and third reading, on Sunday, April 2, an amendment to the Planning and Building Law that will make its enforcement more stringent and increase penalties for “illegal construction.” The amendment, sponsored by far-right lawmakers, calls for restricting the discretion of courts regarding the enforcement of…

A gift for the Education Ministry Bennet: an Arabic alphabet

MK Jabareen Blasts Education Minister Over Failure to Translate Arab Pupils’ Diplomas into Arabic

MK Yousef Jabareen (Hadash – Joint List) blasted Minister of Education Naftali Bennett on Wednesday, March 1, over the failure of his ministry to translate Arab pupils’ high school diplomas from Hebrew to Arabic, something which makes it more difficult for them apply to universities and colleges in Arabic-speaking countries. Jabareen (Hadash – Joint List)…

Bulldozers demolish houses and agriculture structures in the unrecognized Bedouin village of Umm al Hiran, Negev desert, Israel, January 18, 2017.

Odeh: Israel Bulldozes Democracy

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel is expected to visit Washington this week to meet with President Trump, presumably to discuss the political philosophy they share: power through hate and fear. A government that bars refugees and Muslims from entering the United States has much in common with one that permits Israeli settlers to steal…