Racist MK Itamar Ben-Gvir is forcefully removed from the Knesset podium and then ejected from the plenum after calling Joint List MK Ahmed Tibi (right) a "terrorist", July 26, 2021.

Ben-Gvir Dragged from the Knesset Dais for Calling MK Tibi “Terrorist”

A marathon debate in the Knesset on coronavirus restrictions began rancorously on Monday night, July 26, as Kahanist lawmaker Itamar Ben-Gvir (Religious Zionism) called Deputy Knesset Speaker Ahmed Tibi (Joint List) a “terrorist.” The racist Ben-Gvir was forcefully removed from the Knesset podium and ejected from the plenum. Ben-Gvir, who took to the podium during a…

Disabled and supporters during a demonstration in November 2019 when they blocked the Ayalon Highway in Tel Aviv

Disability Rights Groups Resume Protests to Get Legislated Benefits

Disability rights organizations demonstrated on Sunday, July 25, at dozens of locations across Israel, blocking roads and junctions from 8am to protest the new government’s failure to adequately provide them with legislatively mandated grants to the tune of hundreds of millions of shekels. The disability organizations claim that the Finance Ministry has indicated that if the…

Relatives hold bumper stickers reading "We are missing 43," reference to the students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College who were politically abducted in 2014 and presumably murdered. Tomas Zeron, residing in Israel since 2019, is wanted by Mexico for allegedly compromising the investigation into the student's disappearance as well as on charges of embezzlement.

Mexico Urges Israel to Cooperate in Extraditing Ex-investigator Culprit

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador urged Israel on Thursday, July 22, to cooperate in extraditing a fugitive former top investigator, Tomas Zeron, wanted in connection with the disappearance of 43 students of the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College in 2014. Zeron is wanted on charges of compromising the investigation into the students’ disappearance. He is also…

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit

AG: Withholding of Israel Prize to Communist Academic Was Wrong

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit told the High Court of Justice on Thursday, July 23, that far-right former Education Minister Yoav Gallant’s decision to block a Communist professor from receiving the prestigious Israel Prize for his supposed backing of boycotts against Israel was wrong. In his response to a petition against Gallant’s decision, Mandelblit said the selection…

Demonstrators protest outside the Knesset against the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law, July 6, 2021. The Hebrew sign to the right reads: "The Citizenship Law constitutes collective punishment."

Gov’t Stonewalls Family Unification despite End of “Temporary” Order

Israel’s Interior Ministry is refusing to discuss requests for family unification of Palestinians married to Israeli citizens, even though the 2003 “temporary” ban on such unification expired over two weeks ago. According to Haaretz, far-right Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked ordered the ministry’s Population and Immigration Authority, which handles requests of this type, not to discuss…