A Young Communist League of Israel mural in Nazareth on May Day; in Arabic and Hebrew the red banner reads: "Long live the 1st of May, the international day of popular solidarity with the working class."

Communist Youth Leader: “This Government of Netanyahu is a Betrayal of the People’s Mandate”

The Communist Party-led front, Hadash (The Democratic Front for Peace and Equality), has emerged as a major force among Leftist groups in Israel. In the recently concluded elections for the Knesset, Hadash displaced the exhausted Zionist left bloc of the Labor and Meretz. Last week Peoples Dispatch talked to Arafat Bdarny, Secretary-General of the YoungCommunist…

Israeli police forces suppress a protestor demonstrating against the Trump administration’s plan, Jerusalem, January 29, 2020. Clashes have been taking place in the West Bank since the US announced its so-called "Deal of the Century" on January 28.

Popular Resistance Swells in the West Bank — 4 Palestinian Dead

There have been daily clashes between demonstrators and Israeli occupation troops in the West Bank following the release of US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” on January 28. The Israeli military has been on “heightened alert” there since the plan’s cynically timed and politically-motivated festive presentation to the world from the White House…

Closed Erez Crossing point between Gaza and Israel

Significant Deterioration in the Economic and Humanitarian Situation in the Gaza Strip

In the last year alone, numerous events took place in Gaza, and in the region more broadly, that contributed to a significant deterioration in the economic and humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip. Israel tightened restrictions on movement and imposed punitive closures; reconciliation attempts between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority faltered, causing the PA to…

“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…