MK Odeh and PM Netanyahu, last Wednesday, September 10, in the Knesset plenum during the debate on the provocative and racist "camera bill"

Hadash Lawmaker Ejected from Plenum for Videoing Netanyahu

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein had Joint List leader MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash) forcibly removed from the Knesset chamber on Wednesday, September 11, during the debate before a vote on the contentious bill that would have allowed cameras to be deployed in polling stations during the general elections on Tuesday, September 17. According to the Arabic-language Communist…

MK Aida Touma-Sliman (Hadash) on Monday, September 9, after the adjournment of the meeting of the Knesset Regulatory committee

Hadash MKs: Camera Bill Defeat, Beginning of End for Netanyahu

The racist bill promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party to place cameras in polling stations was defeated in committee yesterday, Monday, September 9. The controversial bill failed to gain a majority in the Knesset Regulatory committee, leaving the Likud-proposed legislation without an immediate path to become law before the September 17 election. The…

Elections Committee Chair: “Likud Cameras at Polls Will Cause Chaos”

The head of the Central Election Committee, Justice Hanan Melcer, said in a radio interview he gave on Thursday, September 5, that he strongly opposes the far-right Likud party’s bill to allow cameras in and around polling stations during the upcoming elections. On Wednesday, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit informed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the…

Peter Beinart

“Shin-Bet” Regularly Intimidates Activists at Ben-Gurion Airport

Peter Beinart, a leading Jewish-American journalist, was detained for questioning at the Ben-Gurion International Airport while entering Israel, according to an article he published on August 13 in The Forward. Over the past two months, several incidents have been reported involving the detention of workers in human rights organizations, students, professionals, journalists, both Israelis and…