Hadash MKs Dov Khenin (center in red shirt), Ayman Odeh (to Khenin’s right), and Aida Touma-Sliman (far right) along with the Secretary General of the Communist Party of Israel Adel Amer and leading CPI activist Mohammed Barakeh (third and second from the right, respectively) during the May Day march in Nazareth, last Saturday, April 29

Thousands Take Part in Hadash’s May Day March in Nazareth

A crowd of thousands, Arabs and Jews, gathered in Nazareth on Saturday morning, April 29, to take part in the city’s annual May Day march. As well as marking International Workers’ Day, the demonstrators marched against the occupation and the government’s repression of Palestinians and the neo-liberal social and economic policies of Netanyahu’s far-right government.…

MK Odeh, center, the red-bandanaed General Secretary of the Communist Party of Israel, Adel Amer, and MK Abu-Ma'aruf, right, at Eyal Checkpoint early Thursday morning, April 27 (Photo: Zu Haderech)

Hadash Activists Hand Out May Day Flowers and Workers’ Rights Pamphlets to Palestinian Laborers

Palestinian workers entering Israel through the Eyal Checkpoint on Thursday morning, April 27, probably hadn’t expected to be handed flowers by members of the Knesset. But that’s exactly what happened at 5am on Thursday morning at one of the busiest checkpoints for Palestinian laborers from the occupied territories who cross into Israel each morning for…

IBA workers protesting last week outside the headquarters of Israel Television in Romema, Jerusalem

IBA Workers Protest Pending Closure of Public Broadcaster

Hundreds of workers of the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) held protests on Sunday, March 19, in both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv against the electronic media entity’s pending closure. In Jerusalem, demonstrators protested possible layoffs from the public broadcasting entity that would ensue with the controversial establishment of the new Israel Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) which would…

Construction worker in the Gaza Strip

Unemployment in Gaza Rose in Q3

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics published last week its employment figures for the third quarter of 2016, which paint a troubling picture of continually rising unemployment rates, and a stagnating economy. Gaza’s unemployment rose from 41.7% in the previous quarter to 43.2%, in the third quarter. Unemployment in the West Bank was much lower…