May Day in Israel: Rallies in Tel-Aviv, Nazareth, and the Galilee

For this coming May Day, the International Workers’ Solidarity Day, several rallies will be held across Israel including in Tel-Aviv and Arrabeh (on Friday, May 1), and in Nazareth (on Saturday, May 2). Activists from Hadash (The Democratic Front for Peace and Equality – Communist Party of Israel) are engaged in all May Day events along with activists from several other leftist organizations and union militants.

A previous year's May Day march in Tel-Aviv.

A previous year’s May Day march in Tel-Aviv (Photo: Activestills)

In Tel-Aviv, social activists, youth groups, and left-wing political parties will convene on May 1 for the city’s May Day rally and parade. The march will begin at 11:00 am at Rabin Square, and continue to King George Street, where a rally will be held opposite the headquarters of the right-wing Likud party. Speakers scheduled to appear at the rally include MK Dov Khenin (Hadash – Joint List) and representatives from unions and movements of the left.

“On May 1, we will see who genuinely sides with the social protest movement – and the desire to bring about real change – as opposed to those who simply joined the bandwagon,” said Alon-Lee Green, a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and a prominent activist within the social movement. “We will march to demand justice for all who live here,” he added.