The police order forbidding the holding of the event sponsored by the Russian Embassy states that the district commander's decision was made "to prevent a conference on the subject ‘The Declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine’ organized and managed by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) which are terrorist organizations.

Claiming “Terror,” Police Break Up Palestinian-Russian Event in J’rslm

Israeli police raided the Ambassador Hotel in East Jerusalem on Monday night, June 18, and broke up an event attended by many Palestinian officials and intellectuals and other distinguished public guests including the deputy governor of East Jerusalem Abdullah Siyam, the Greek Orthodox Archbishop Atallah, representatives Russian Embassy, and graduates of the universities of the Soviet…

Under the proposed legislation, taking or distributing photos like this would be a crime punishable by 5 or 10 years of imprisonment.

Government Plans to Jail Anyone Documenting Soldiers in Occupied West Bank or along Gaza Border

Israel’s far-right government and coalition is advancing an anti-democratic law that would ban the photographing or videoing of soldiers “carrying out their duties” in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Despite reservations by Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit, who considers the legislation problematic from a constitutional point of view, on Sunday, June 17, the Ministerial Committee for Legislation…

MK Jabareen (second from left) during a Supreme Court session

Supreme Court Upholds Anti- Democratic MK Expulsion Law

Nine Supreme Court justices unanimously rejected on Sunday, May 27, the petition submitted by MK Yousef Jabareen (Hadash – Joint List), Adalah and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) against Israel’s anti-democratic Expulsion Law. According to the law, which was passed in 2016, 90 members of the 120 seat Knesset can oust any…

Communist Students Condemn Bennett’s Proposed “Ethics Code”: It Undermines Academic Freedom

At the behest of far-right Education Minister Naftali Bennett, a subcommittee of the Council for Higher Education (CHE) adopted Sunday, March 25, a wide-ranging “code of ethics to put a high barrier between politics and academia.” However, Communist students, the heads of Israel’s universities and lecturers’ unions across the country have condemned it. The code…