MK Ayman Odeh's words to the 12th annual National Conference of J Street

MK Odeh Tells “J Street” — We’re Committed to Replacing Netanyahu

The Jewish progressive American advocacy group J Street concluded its 12th annual National Conference on Monday, April 19, virtually hosting nearly 5,000 attendees who listened to lawmakers, experts and activists discuss the current respective political moments in Israel and the United States, as well as the present state of the US-Israel relations. On Sunday, April 18, the…

"We are the economic crisis – The student struggle to decrease tuition payments"

Israel’s Unemployed near 1 Million

At the start of the month of October, the number of active jobseekers registered with Israel’s Employment Service Bureau was close to 1 million – or 995,700, 25 % of the workforce. However, as the lockdown was eased towards the end of the month the number had declined to 940,300. These data appear to be…

"Humanitarian Support to Palestinians at risk of forcible transfer in the West Bank"; Khirbet Humsa after the Tuesday, November 3, demolition.

Israeli Army Totally Razes Bedouin Village in Occupied West Bank

Israeli bulldozers flanked by soldiers demolished Khirbet Humsa, a small Arab Bedouin village in the Jordan Valley in the occupied Palestinian West Bank on Tuesday morning, November 3, rendering around 73 Palestinians — including 41 children — homeless, according to the United Nations. Israeli human rights activists visited Khirbet Humsa, close to the West Bank city…

"Evening of protests -- the demonstrations continue."

130,000 Protest against PM across Israel; Activists Assaulted by Police

One hundred thirty thousand citizens of Israel protested against far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the government he leads at hundreds of locations across the country on Saturday, October 3, after the passage of anti-democratic legislation last Thursday that banned mass demonstrations as part of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. The figure would make the demonstrations collectively the…

Protesters gathered on Monday evening, June 1, at Charles Clore Park in Tel Aviv. Among the slogans displayed: "Enough murder of women!" and "Stop legitimizing violence!" (Photo: Kulan)

Thousands Gather in Tel Aviv Park to Protest Violence against Women

Thousands of protesters gathered on Monday evening, June 1, in the Charles Clore Park in Tel Aviv, crying, “Women, end the violence together.” The demonstrators called on the far-right government to fund programs battling domestic violence, highlighting how eight women have been murdered in Israel in acts of domestic abuse since the beginning of the COVID-19…

Asylum seekers line up outside Ministry of the Interior facilities in Bnei Brak

Coronavirus Crisis Places Asylum Seekers on the Brink of Catastrophe

Asylum seekers in Israel are “on the brink of catastrophe” according to community members and activists, as the number of infections from coronavirus in Israel continues to climb. African asylum seekers are facing difficult conditions, including furloughs, inability to receive assistance from the state, a lack of information, and poor housing under extraordinary circumstances. The…