Dozens of social activists demonstrated in Jerusalem on Thursday morning, August 11, against the social and economic policy of the far-right government.

Hospital MDs Strike after Budget Talks with Treasury Collapse

Hospital doctors in Israel went on strike from Thursday morning, August 11, after negotiations between representatives of the doctors and Finance Ministry officials broke down overnight. The declared strike is set to continue until at least Saturday evening, and will affect all government-run hospitals and psychiatric and geriatric facilities. During the strike, hospitals will operate…

A demonstration against the gas deal in Tel-Aviv

Supreme Court Rejects Netanyahu-Backed Natural Gas Deal

Israel’s Supreme Court rejected Sunday afternoon, March 27, Israel’s natural gas legislation which had been sponsored, lobbied for, and signed by neo-liberal Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The judges rejected the “stability clause,” a sine quo non for the entire plan – thus torpedoing it altogether. The stability clause prohibited the government and Knesset from changing…

PM Netanyahu and American Nobel Energy CEO Charles Davidson

Economic Affairs Committee: Gas Deal Should Not Advance

A majority in the Knesset Economic Affairs Committee voted on Monday, December 14, against activating Article 52 – the contentious legal clause that would allow neo-liberal Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to move forward to privatize the country’s natural gas reserves. Although the committee’s recommendations are not legally binding, and as economy minister, Netanyahu can choose…

Demonstrators against gas deal, last Saturday, in Holon

Economic Affairs Committee Session Heats Up Over Gas Deal

A session of the Knesset’s Economic Affairs Committee held to discuss implementation of the outline for the country’s long-disputed privatized natural gas degenerated into shouting matches several times on Sunday, November 22, as Knesset members across the political spectrum and social activists disrupted each other when speaking. The session, the first in a series of…

Higher Arab Monitoring Committee Chair Mohammad Barakeh

Arab Community Strikes to Protest Outlawing of Northern Branch of Islamic Movement

Arab municipalities and educational institutions in Israel went on strike Thursday morning, November 19, to protest the government’s decision to declare the northern branch of the Islamic Movement an illegal organization. The strike has almost completely shut down the official institutions of the Arab local authorities, including schools, according to reports by the respective mayors…