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…

Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu at Trump Tower, September 25, 2016

Israeli Right-Wing Politicians Hail Donald Trump’s Election Victory

Israeli right-wing politicians have hailed Donald Trump’s victory, saying they hoped it would translate into closer ties between Israel and US imperialism. Far-right Education Minister Naftali Bennett was among the first Israeli officials to congratulate US president-elect Trump on Wednesday morning, November 9, saying the Republican’s victory was “an opportunity” to do away with the…

Amdocs Israel workers demonstrate outside the home of the company’s CEO, Eli Gelman, in Tel-Aviv (Photo: Amdocs' Union)Amdocs Israel workers demonstrate outside the home of the company’s CEO, Eli Gelman, in Tel-Aviv

International Campaign: Amdocs Must Recognize Workers’ Union

In April 2015, workers at Amdocs-Israel, the local branch of a large multi-national software firm, started to organize in the Histadrut – the General Federation of Labor in Israel – with the intention of forming an employees’ committee which would negotiate a collective agreement with company management. Following the workers’ organization initiative, an aggressive anti-union…