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…

Armenia Announces Its Recognition of the State of Palestine

The Foreign Ministry of Armenia announces Friday morning (June 21) that it is recognizing the state of Palestine. In a statement on its website, the ministry cites the “catastrophic humanitarian situation in Gaza” as well as the “establishment of lasting reconciliation between the Israeli and Palestinian peoples.” “Armenians for justice in Palestine” (Photo: Armenian Action…

For Second Day Anti-Gov’t Protests Block Highways, Teenagers Block Roads

Anti-government protesters blocked traffic Monday (June 17) for the second day two key highways: Tel-Aviv-Jerusalem Tel-Aviv-Haifa. In addition, teenagers blocked roads in central Israel against the far-right government, to call for elections and a hostage deal. High school students also staged walkouts in conjunction with the larger demonstrations, including one Tel Aviv-area walkout in which students proceeded…

Anti-Govt Protesters Block Highways, Interchanges Around Israel

Anti-government protesters block Sunday (June 16) morning a number of major highways across the country among them Route 1 toward Jerusalem, Route 2 Tel-Aviv-Haifa, Route 4 heading south from Raanana, Ayalon in north Tel Aviv and Einat, Nahalim, Kfar Tabor, Gazit, Yabor, Haogen, Ramat Hachayal, North Jaffa and Kadouri interchanges.  “Elections now!”, protesters blocking Route…