Thousands of contract workers, Jews and Arabs, protested last Thursday, July 16, at the Habima Square in downtown Tel-Aviv as part of the struggle being waged by labor unions to reduce the number of contract workers being employed by public institutions.

Histadrut Calls Off General Strike after Reaching Agreement on Contract Workers

Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon and Histadrut (General Federation of Labor in Israel) chairman Avi Nissenkorn have reached understandings that will end the labor dispute over the employment of contract workers. The general strike planned to start on Wednesday has consequently been called off. Kahlon and Nissenkorn began formulating the understandings after discussing the matter…

Racist right-wing settlers confront left-wing Israeli demonstrators, among them Hadash and communists activists, on “Jerusalem Day,” in that city on May 17, 2015.

Report by Coalition against Racism: Increase in Racist Comments by Israeli Elected Officials

Last summer’s deadly Gaza War and the subsequent winter’s election campaign increased the incidence of racism in Israel, including anti-Arab acts, the Coalition against Racism announced on Tuesday, July 15. The report based on the findings of a survey conducted for the Coalition against Racism was presented at a Knesset event launching a new parliamentary…