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…

Hadash and Communist Party of Israel Dismiss “Two States” Lapid’s UN Speech

Prime Minister Yair Lapid said a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was “the right thing” for Israel, addressing the world from the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level meeting Thursday. In 2016, from the same platform, far-right PM Benjamin Netanyahu did not merely pledge his commitment “to a vision of peace based on two states…

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…

MK Odeh: Only Arab Voters Can Curb Rise of Extreme Right

MK Ayman Odeh, the head of the Hadash-Ta’al alliance, predicted his faction would be a major juggernaut in post-election coalition jockeying, after the Joint List splintered into two separate slates Thursday night. Hadash and Ta’al submits on Thursday night candidates for Knesset ahead of November ballot (Photo: Central Election Committee) The fracturing of the Joint List…