MK Aida Touma-Sliman (third from left) during the Arab-Palestinian LGBT community protest held in Haifa last Thursday, August 1; the small sign in the center reads: "We want to live within our society and according to our own wills."

Arab-Palestinian LGBT Community in Israel Holds Its First Protest against Homophobic Violence

The Arab-Palestinian LGBT community in Israel organized an unprecedented protest on Thursday, August 1, as approximately 200 demonstrators arrived at the German Colony in Haifa, a central area in the city, to protest violence targeting the LGBT community. The protest was organized after a 17-year-old from the Arab city of Tamra was stabbed Friday afternoon,…

UN Officials Call for Immediate Halt to East Jerusalem Demolitions

The Humanitarian Coordinator of the United Nations in the Occupied Palestinian territories (OCHA), Jamie McGoldrick, called on Friday, May 3, for an immediate halt to the Israeli authorities’ destruction of Palestinian-owned property in occupied East Jerusalem. “Demolitions in East Jerusalem have increased at a staggering pace over the last month, leaving tens of Palestinians displaced…