Today, Live Zoom Conversation in English with MK Touma-Sliman

For the fourth time in three years, far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has assembled an alliance of ultra-capitalists, Kahanists, and religious fundamentalists towards the upcoming election. However, when voting on March 23 for the 24th Knesset, remember that the Joint List is the only Arab-Jewish democratic option. Today, Tuesday, March2, a Zoom conversation in English will…

Anti-Netanyahu Black Flag protesters demonstrate near Ketura, a kibbutz located north of Eilat in the Arabah desert, Saturday, February 20, 2021.

Activists Assaulted as Thousands Protest a Month before Elections

Thousands gathered on Saturday, February 20, throughout Israel for the 35th week in a row to protest corruption and the far-right government’s mismanaged response to the coronavirus epidemic; this less than two weeks after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared in court on February 8, to respond to charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three…

The Central Elections Committee convened in Jerusalem on Wednesday, February 17, to debate and vote on the disqualification petitions submitted by Otzma Yehudit aimed at delegitimizing Arab representation in Israel's Knesset.

Central Elections Committee Nixes Disqualifying Joint List Candidates

The Knesset’s Central Elections Committee (CED) convened on Wednesday, February 17, and rejected petitions by the fascist and racist Otzma Yehudit (“Jewish Power”) party to disqualify the Joint List and Ra’am from running in the March 23 general elections for the Knesset. The committee is made up of representatives of factions in the outgoing Knesset. Otzma Yehudit…

Hadash's Secretary General Mansour Dahamsheh, during a demonstration in front of the Knesset, Jerusalem, May 20, 2020: "There will be no Joint List with four parties. The negotiations are over. The placard in the background reads: "Equality and nothing less.""

4-Party Joint List Alliance Splits

Representatives of Hadash (The Democratic Front for Peace and Equality – the Communist Party of Israel’s electoral front founded in 1977) and the three Arab parties (Balad, Ta’al and Ra’am), which compose the Joint List, said on Wednesday night, January 27, that negotiations to maintain the unity of the bloc have failed, making it likely that…