State Prosecutor Says Calling Arab Lawmaker ‘Terrorist’ is ‘Freedom of Speech’

Israel’s state prosecutor’s office said on Monday, July 1, that referring to lawmakers of the Ra’am (United Arab List) Islamist party as “terrorists” is considered “protected speech”. The statement came in response to MK Waleed Alhwashla’s (Ra’am) request to revoke racist National Missions and for Settlement Minister Orit Strock’s immunity in order to file an…

Police Violence Spikes at Anti-Gov’t Rallies in Israel

Tens of thousands of citizens, 150,000 all over Israel according organizers, took to the streets and protested against the far-right ruling coalition, against the war and in support of a hostage deal on Saturday evening, June 29, in more than 80 locations across the country. The protests were larger and more impassioned than usual. Police…

Hadash Slam Israeli Cabinet Move to Legalize Settlements

A decision by far-right Israeli government to legalize five occupied West Bank settlements drew widespread criticism on Friday, June 28, from Hadash and the Palestinian Authority (PA), which accused Israel of continuing a policy of “genocide” against the Palestinian people. The statements came after the security cabinet, at the behest of racist Finance Minister Bezalel…