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…

MK Ayman Odeh addresses the mass of demonstrators on Saturday night, May 25, in Tel Aviv.

100,000 Protest in Tel Aviv against Immunity Bills for Netanyahu

A hundred thousand Israelis protested on Saturday night, May 25, proposed legislation that would grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution on a series of corruption charges. The protesters outside the Tel Aviv Museum of Art on called for protecting Israel’s democratic sphere against far-right government overreach. The demonstrators rallied against legislation being pushed…