EU-Israel Summit: Occupation is No Basis for Cooperation

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, along with the Palestinian Al-Haq human rights organization, held a press conference on Monday during the EU-Israel Association Council meeting to highlight Israeli human-rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territories and argued that the EU is supporting Israeli impunity. The EU-Israel Association Council is a forum aimed at facilitating…

Thirty Palestinian Administrative Detainees on Their Second Week of Hunger Strike

Thirty Palestinians held in administrative detention in Israel for their political activism without charge or trial have entered their second week of hunger strike in protest against their incarceration and demanding their freedom, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS). Att. Salah Hamouri (Photo: WAFA) It said that the Israel Prison Services (IPS) punished 28…

Hadash-Ta’al Slams Lapid, Michaeli for Refusing to Block Barring of Arab Parties

The Central Election Committee on Thursday disqualified the Arab-Palestinian party Balad from running in Israel’s next election, though the party was not expected to cross the electoral threshold. Balad representatives said they intend to appeal against the decision. The debate at the Central Election Committee on Thursday who disqualified the Arab-Palestinian party Balad from running…

Anti-Netanyahu Protesters Assaulted Again by Prominent Likud Activist

Likud activist Rami Ben Yehuda is seen punching retired Col. Rami Matan at a bridge near Jerusalem, September 24, 2022. (Screenshot: Crime Minister) A prominent Likud activist on Saturday assaulted protesters demonstrating against far-right opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu on a highway overpass outside Jerusalem. Rami Ben-Yehuda, who is on Likud’s payroll amid the right-party’s election…

Anti-Netanyahu Protesters Assaulted at Two Demonstrations

Left activists demonstrating against a return of far-right Likud chairman Benjamin Netanyahu to the premiership were assaulted in two different incidents on last Saturday night. An anti-Netanyahu protester after he was assaulted in Hod Hasharon on last Saturday, September 17, 2022 (Photo: Crime Minister) The first of two incidents on Saturday afternoon took place on…

Hadash, Balad to Run Again Under Joint List

Leaders of the Hadash and Balad parties have agreed to once again join forces in the coming November 1 election under the banner of the Joint List, as they have done since 2015. Ta’al, the third party in the alliance of Hadash and Arab parties, has yet to sign on. The deadline for submitting election…

Israel Extends Again “Administrative Detention” of Palestinian-French Lawyer

The Palestinian-French lawyer, Salah Hamouri, will spend at least three more months detained without charge under a controversial Israeli occupation practice. Hamouri has been arrested and jailed by Israeli authorities on several occasions during the last ten years. Att. Salah Hamouri (Photo: Justice for Salah Hamouri) Israeli authorities overnight Sunday-Monday extended the detention of Hamouri,…