Norway, Ireland, Spain Move to Recognize the State of Palestine, Drawing Far-Right Israeli Govt’ Fury

The leaders of Norway, Ireland and Spain announced Wednesday, May 22, that their countries will recognize a Palestinian state within days. Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said their countries would make recognition official on May 28, in a joint move with Ireland, whose leader Simon Harris said he…

Knesset Plenum Rejected No-Confidence Motion Submitted by Hadash-Ta’al, Protests in JLM

The opening sitting of the Summer Assembly of the Israeli parliament the Knesset Plenum voted down three no-confidence motions submitted by parliamentary groups from the opposition. The motion submitted by Hadash-Ta’al, entitled “Continuation of the war and its destructive consequences for the public, including the Arab public,” was supported by 32 members of Knesset, without…

ICC Prosecutor Seeks Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu, Gallant and Hamas Leaders

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Kahn, said Monday that he had request arrest warrants from the court’s judges for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, along with top Hamas leaders. Kahn said that the charges against Israel’s premier and defense chief are for the crimes of “causing extermination,…

Thousands Protest Across Israel; Right-wing Activists Attacks October 7 Survivor in Tel Aviv

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered Saturday evening (May 18) in Tel Aviv’s Hostages Square for a rally on Saturday night headlined by world-renowned Israeli popstars. Just a few blocks away, at Kaplan Street, anti-government protesters, including bereaved and hostage families, skirmished with police equipped with horses and water cannons.   Hadash and Communist Party…