“Neither a clerk nor a tank soldier, but rather a refuser and feminist” - placard at a demonstration organized by Messarvot

Leftist and Ultra-Orthodox MKs Join Forces against Conscription

The latest guidelines for conscription of ultra-Orthodox Israelis, presented by far-right Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, has reignited debate on the issue of compulsory military service. But while Zionist politicians are divided over the existing law and compromise proposals, Knesset members from four disparate parties have joined forces to promote legislation ending military conscription altogether. Knesset member Dov Khenin…

Joint Palestinian-Israeli solidarity olive harvest near Al-Walaja in the occupied territories

Settlers Attack Palestinians Harvesting Olives near Hebron

Israeli settlers reportedly attacked a group of Palestinian olive pickers on Friday, October 27, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, according to the official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency. Wafa reported that settlers from the settlement of Maon, built illegally on land belonging to the nearby town of Yatta, physically assaulted…