Dr. Ofer Cassif

Racist Lieberman Petitions to Disqualify Hadash Candidate

Far-right Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Lieberman has petitioned the Central Elections Committee to ban Hadash candidate Dr. Ofer Cassif from running in the upcoming election. Lieberman argued that “whoever claims that Israel shouldn’t be a Jewish state; who incites against IDF soldiers and says hurting them is not terrorism; and who thinks that Jews who…

The memorial to Palestinian writer and activist Ghassan Kanafani in the Muslim cemetery in Acre prior to its removal this week

Memorial to Palestinian Writer in Acre Removed following Thinly-Veiled Threats by Interior Minister

Israel’s Interior Minister Arye Deri has successfully wielded pressure in Acre to rid the seaside city of a recently erected memorial to the Palestinian author and playwright Ghassan Kanafani. Dery’s intervention came only a week after he and the prime minister foiled the appointment of the Palestinian-Arab Communist activist Raja Zaatry as deputy mayor of…

Footage from the film prize winning Israeli film Foxtrot which Culture Minister Miri Regev severely criticized last year

Knesset Ministerial Committee Fast-Tracks “Culture Loyalty Bill”

A ministerial committee of Israel’s parliament voted on Sunday, October 21, to advance a bill that would cut subsidies to cultural institutions accused of not showing “loyalty” to the state, the culture minister announced. The proposed legislation, denounced by artists and freedom of speech activists, was proposed by far-right Culture Minister Miri Regev and supported…