Hadash chairman Ayman Odeh at a press conference in Tel-Aviv, February 11, 2015.

Only Israel’s Public TV Gives Equal Coverage to the Joint List

Israel’s public television, Channel 1, is devoting more time to reporting on the Joint List running for Israel’s Knesset than the country’s other, commercial television news channels, a survey of medium-sized political parties’ public relations events in recent weeks showed. On January 15, former minister and Kulanu party head Moshe Kahlon announced the makeup of…

Ayman Odeh (Photo: Al Ittihad)

Ayman Odeh: The Joint List is the Democratic Alternative to the Nationalist Camp led by Netanyahu and Herzog & Livni’s Zionist Camp

The Arab-Jewish front Hadash (the Democratic Front for Peace and Equality – Communist Party of Israel) has been a small fixture in the Israeli parliament for years. It usually won four or five of the 120 Knesset seats in elections, providing a fig leaf to Israeli democratic claims without being able to influence either internal…

ICL workers demonstrate in Be’er-Sheba against planned layoffs at the Israel Chemicals Bromine Compound, February 10, 2015.

Workers at Israel Chemicals Protest Planned Layoffs

On Tuesday, February 10, workers at the Israel Chemicals (ICL) Bromine Compound in the Negev demonstrated against the announced intention to fire 140 members of the staff at their plant. They were joined outside the corporation’s headquarters in Be’er-Sheba by employees from the Dead Sea Works, also owned by the privatized Israel Chemicals, who are…