A demonstration in Beer-Sheva against nutritional insecurity and the neo-liberal social policy of the Netanyahu government (Photo: Social activists)

Food insecurity affects 900,000 Israelis

A new State Comptroller report found the government lacking in its efforts to ensure that Israelis are able to maintain a basic nutritional diet, and that by relying on charity organizations, the state was not fulfilling its duty to the public. The Nutritional Insecurity report, published on Monday, calculated that there are some 900,000 Israelis…

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Jerusalem. December 2013 (Photo: Al Ittihad)

Analysis: No pity for the disappointed diplomat

The United States is Israel’s indispensable ally. Before, during and after the end of the so-called peace talks, Israel enjoyed and will continue to enjoy massive generous strategic, economic, and political support from the US administration. But the rules of the special relationship between Israel and the US are such that the settler-right in Israel…

Arab construction workers in Tel-Aviv, Habima project (Photo: Moran Beth Halachmi)

Survey: Employers discriminate against Arabs

The findings of the study, commissioned by the Economy Ministry’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, show that 42 percent of employers “would prefer not to” hire Arab men, while 37% said they were disinclined to employ Haredi men. Prejudice levels against both Arab and ultra-Orthodox mothers of young children were high as well, though lower than…

Environmental protest in Holyland, Jerusalem (Photo: Green Course)

MK Khenin cites environmental concerns in Holyland scandal

Member of Knesset Dov Khenin (Hadash), chairman of the environmental lobby, cited the environmental concerns regarding the Holyland apartment scandal. Now that bribery in the construction and zoning of the sprawling Jerusalem luxury apartment complex has been confirmed by Monday’s convictions, MK Khenin stated that environmental concerns should not be forgotten. “It all started from…