Footage from the film prize winning Israeli film Foxtrot which Culture Minister Miri Regev severely criticized last year

Knesset Ministerial Committee Fast-Tracks “Culture Loyalty Bill”

A ministerial committee of Israel’s parliament voted on Sunday, October 21, to advance a bill that would cut subsidies to cultural institutions accused of not showing “loyalty” to the state, the culture minister announced. The proposed legislation, denounced by artists and freedom of speech activists, was proposed by far-right Culture Minister Miri Regev and supported…

UN Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, left, and MK Aida Touma-Sliman during their meeting at the UN headquarters in New York, August 23, 2018

Cabinet Minister: Charge Hadash MKs with Treason for Involving UN

Members of Israel’s far-right governing coalition and of the Zionist opposition vociferously criticized Hadash lawmakers on Monday, August 27, for seeking United Nations intervention against Israel’s racist Nation-State Law. Leading the charge was cabinet minister Yariv Levin, who called to charge the MKs with treason. Hadash Lawmaker Aida Touma-Sliman, of the Joint List, asked the…

Arab Follow-Up Committee Head to Meet with EU Foreign Policy Chief on Racist Nation-State Law

The head of the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel, former Hadash MK Mohammad Barakeh, will meet with EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini as part of the committee’s fight against the controversial Nation-State Law. Barakeh said that the  passage of the  law constitutes racist conduct by the Israeli government against the Palestinian-Arab…