Palestinians and Israelis protest against the occupation in the West Bank, March 2018

Bennett Directs Banning of Peace Activists from Occupied West Bank

According to a directive issued Saturday night, January 18, by far-right Defense Minister Naftali Bennett, from now on the Israeli military can make use of wholesale administrative restraining orders to ban Israeli peace activists from entering the occupied West Bank. This marks the first time the Defense Ministry has determined that blanket injunctions can be used…

During a demonstration against the privatization of natural gas found in the Mediterranean Sea off the Israeli coast, protesters outside the home of the then Energy Minister, Silvan Shalom, hold up an oversized check (pun absolutely intended) from the State of Israel to Israeli tycoon Yitzhak Tshuva with the estimated value of the natural gas to eventually be produced from the Leviathan offshore natural gas field, May 11, 2013.

Far-Right Minister Attacks Green Activists for Environmental Fight

Far-right Environmental Protection Minister Zeev Elkin launched an unprecedented attack on environmental activists on Tuesday, January 7, accusing them of being ignorant charlatans who are trying to mislead the public. Elkin was speaking at the Israel 2050 conference in Tel Aviv, which focused on anticipated environmental developments in the coming decades. Government ministries, gas companies and…

Screenshot from Im Tirzu’s “Know Your Professor” website. The slogan reads: “No to Politicization of Higher Education”

McCarthyism Alive in Israel: New Website Defames Leftist Lecturers

A fascistic Israeli organization announced Tuesday, May 14, that it has launched a new website listing Israeli university professors and lecturers who are “anti-Zionist and Leftists” and inviting students to file complaints about teachers who “preach anti-Israel rhetoric.” The Im Tirzu movement said the McCarthyist website, “Know Your Professor,” already lists 85 academics, among them…

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…