Pupils demonstrate against Rabbi Rafi Peretz's homophobic and racist remarks, last Sunday, January 12, at Blich High School in Ramat-Gan.

Education Head Stuns with Latest Homophobic and Racist Remarks

Schools, teachers’ unions, social movements, LGTB organizations and mayors throughout the country reacted with shock after the Minister of Education, far-right and messianic Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) leader Rabbi Rafi Peretz, again publicly made racist and homophobic remarks. In an interview published in Yediot Aharonot last Friday, January 10, Peretz said a normative family is…

Joint List leader MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash) in the Knesset plenum: "The immediate need is to strengthen the Joint List and achieve 15 seats."

Joint List Leader Odeh: “Above All Else, We Say ‘No’ to Netanyahu!”

In a lengthy interview with Haaretz printed on Friday, January 10, Joint List leader MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash) discussed whether his coalition of four parties would recommend Blue & White (Kahol Lavan) leader MK Benny Gantz to President Reuven Rivlin to be prime minister following the upcoming March elections. Relating to the position of the Joint List…

Palestinian photojournalist Moath Amarneh was seriously injured while covering protests in Surif, near the West Bank city of Hebron, November 15, 2019.

2019 Report: 255 Violations against Journalists in OPT by Israeli Forces

During 2019, Israeli military forces committed 255 violations against journalists and media institutions working in the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT). These figures appear in the annual report prepared by WAFA, the Palestine News and Information Agency, which the organization released on Sunday, January 5. The violations included the firing of live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets and…

The poll published on Friday, December 13, by Israel Hayom: "If the Knesset elections were held today, with Benjamin Netanyahu at the head of the Likud, for which party would you vote?" From left to right appear the results for the nine parties that would enter the 23rd Knesset: Blue & White, Likud, The Joint List, Shas, Yisrael Beytenu, United Torah Judaism, Labor-Gesher and The Democratic Camp. *In parentheses are the number of seats given by the Israel HaYom poll conducted on November 29, 2019. **Parties that [according to the poll] won't pass the electoral threshold [3.25%]: Union of Rightist Parties (Jewish Home-National Union) 2%; Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Strength) 1%.

New Poll Shows Gantz Increasing Lead; Joint List Winning 14 Seats

Israel’s Blue & White centrist party led by MK Benny Gantz is increasing its lead over far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, according to a pre-election poll released Friday, December 13, by Israel Hayom, the free newspaper published by the American Republican and pro-Netanyahu billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. If the elections for the 23rd…

The rally organized in Ramallah by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) against the decision by Israeli authorities to close down the offices of Palestinian TV in Jerusalem, November 21, 2019

Journalists Protest Israel’s Closing Jerusalem Offices of Palestinian TV

Hundreds of journalists joined a march and protest rally organized by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) on Thursday, November 21, against the decision by Israeli authorities to shut down the television offices of Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) in Jerusalem. The offices of PBC Television, a channel funded by the Palestinian Authority, received orders to close…