“Neither a clerk nor a tank soldier, but rather a refuser and feminist” - placard at a demonstration organized by Messarvot

Leftist and Ultra-Orthodox MKs Join Forces against Conscription

The latest guidelines for conscription of ultra-Orthodox Israelis, presented by far-right Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, has reignited debate on the issue of compulsory military service. But while Zionist politicians are divided over the existing law and compromise proposals, Knesset members from four disparate parties have joined forces to promote legislation ending military conscription altogether. Knesset member Dov Khenin…

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…

All Hadash MKs were among those who visited Khan al-Ahmar on Monday, June 11, and expressed solidarity with the Palestinians residents.

Hundreds of Public Figures: Forcible Transfer of Khan al-Ahmar Community Is a War Crime

Over 300 elected officials, legal scholars, academics, artists, faith leaders, and activists from around the world and Israel have published an open letter voicing opposition to Israel’s plans to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinians living in farming-shepherding communities in the West Bank. The letter focuses on Khan al-Ahmar in particular, a community under imminent threat…