Medical lab workers demonstrate at Sheba Hospital, Tel Hashomer, August 11, 2020. The sign in the foreground reads: "Don't abandon public medical care."

Striking Lab Workers Accuse Gov’t: You’re “Looting the Public Coffers”

Around 2,000 laboratory workers employed at some 400 state-run labs started an open-ended strike on Sunday morning, August 30, amidst a pay dispute with the Treasury. Following reports that the far-right government has begun diverting tests to very expensive private labs, the chairwoman of the Union of Biochemists, Microbiologists and Laboratory Workers, Esther Admon, wrote in…

Thousands of Israelis protested against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Paris Square near his official residence in Jerusalem, Saturday July 18. The red Hadash placard in the foreground reads: "When the government is against the people, the people are against the government."

Dozens Arrested as Anti-Netanyahu Protests Rock Jerusalem & Tel Aviv

Thousands took part in protests against far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his neoliberal government’s confused and inconsistent response to the coronavirus throughout Israel Saturday evening, July 18, including the two largest demonstrations in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. In both cities, 4-figure protests initially began in areas designated by police but later spilled over into the…

Social workers block traffic at the Mahanaim Junction in the Upper Galilee on Monday morning, July 13.

Social Workers’ Strike Enters Its Second Week amidst Daily Protests

The nationwide strike of Israel’s social workers entered its second week on Monday, July 13, a day after Shaul Meridor, Director of Budgets within the Finance Ministry, announced that the social workers’ demands to improve their working conditions are “irrelevant.” Meridor is a scion of a privileged right-wing, revisionist Zionism family, politically prominent from before the…

Masses Protest in Tel Aviv against Gov’t’s Neoliberal Economic Policy

Many thousands of demonstrators, estimates range between 10-30,000, descended on Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening, July 11, to noisily protest the Israeli far-right government’s ineffectual handling of the economic crisis caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in particular the inadequate financial aid being offered to the unemployed, small business owners and independent professionals.…