Teachers Resume Strike After Salary Talks Ended Without Results

Teachers Union announced Monday evening a nationwide strike on Tuesday, accusing the Finance Ministry of “taking advantage of the union’s good intentions.” A meeting on Monday morning among the union, the Education and Finance ministries ended without results, with the Finance Ministry offering only a small raise, according to the union. The union rejected the…

Knesset Set to Disperse; Lapid to Take Over as Prime Minister

The Knesset expected to pass the final legislation for its dispersal tomorrow (Monday) and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to become prime minister soon after. Lapid will take over as caretaker prime minister through elections in the fall, according to the coalition agreement. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Lapid last week announced their decision to dissolve…

UN Said Israeli Occupation Soldiers Killed Al Jazeera Journalist

The United Nations said Friday that its findings showed that the shot that killed Al Jazeera TV journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11 was fired by Israeli occupation forces. The Palestinian-American journalist, who was wearing a vest marked “Press” and a helmet, was killed during clashes between occupation troops and Palestinians while covering an…

Special Debate on the Murder of Three Women Within a Week

The Parliamentarian Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality, chaired by MK Aida Touma-Sliman (Hadash – Joint List), convened on Tuesday for a special debate on the murder of three women within one week.  Committee Chair MK Touma-Sliman said: “Last week we received three terrible pieces of news. Johara Khanifs, 28 years old;…

Knesset to Vote on Dissolving, Lapid to Become PM

Far-right Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announced that the parliament (Knesset) would be disbanding next week on Monday, subject to a vote on the matter. Lapid, head of the centrist Yesh Atid party, will become interim Prime Minister if the Knesset is disbanded, lasting until elections take place, scheduled now for…

Supreme Court Suspends Palestinian Evictions in Sheikh Jarrah

After years of protests and demonstrations, Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that a group of Palestinian families slated for eviction from the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah can remain in their homes for the time being. The court ruled on Tuesday that the four families could stay in their homes until Israel carried out…