Survey: Arab-Palestinian citizens in Israel demand social justice

new survey of Arab-Palestinians citizens of Israel following waves of anti-Arab activity shows that most have not given up on Israeli society, but instead express strong support for social activism to advance Arab issues, general social problems, and an end to  the occupation, according to a news report published by Dahlia Scheindlin on +972 website.…

Protesters injured in demonstration at Finance Minister’s house

Stav Shafir, one of the leaders of the tent protests this past summer, was lightly injured during a demonstration outside the home of Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz on Thursday evening. Shafir did not require medical attention. Two other demonstrators were also injured in the protest. One protester was hospitalized at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in…

Government quashes plan to rehabilitate Dead Sea

A week after the Dead Sea failed to make the list of winners in the New 7 Wonders competition, the cabinet rejected yesterday (Sunday) a bill that would provide for its rehabilitation and protection in an 8-7 vote. “The government has chosen to stand on the sides of the factories and has failed in safeguarding…

Railway to freeze partial privatization

The Histadrut (Federation of Labor in Israel) announced yesterday (Thursday) night that next week’s planned strike by Israel Railways workers had been called off. The railway workers had planned to seriously disrupt passenger and cargo traffic nationwide to protest the privatization of rolling stock maintenance. An agreement was reached to continue the deadlocked talks with…

Israeli plan to appropriate land of 30,000 Bedouin

A government plan, called the Prawer Plan, to relocate 30 thousands of Bedouin is a gross injustice. The Prawer Plan would effectively extinguish the Bedouin’s land claims without adequate compensation. This plan would appropriate land where 30,000 Bedouin are living in villages that are not recognized by the state, and which do not receive government…