Hadash student during a vigil held in Tel Aviv University, December 7, 2020

Palestinian Reunification Requests Denied despite Law’s Expiration

Far-right Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked has ordered her ministry to continue rejecting Palestinian requests for family reunification based on a temporary law which expired in July. According to Haaretz, the interior minister has ordered the state’s immigration authority to examine the consequences of the expiration of the law, before formulating a new policy. Until the…

Israel's highly militarized police stand ready to confront protesters in the streets of Arab Jaffa, May 21, 2021.

Israel’s Arab Citizens Decry Mass Arrests Aimed at Silencing Them

The High Follow up Committee for Arabs Citizens of Israel, an umbrella organization that is regarded as the national representative of the community, called on Wednesday, May 26, for an end to the government’s detention campaign aimed at politically intimidating and silencing the state’s Arab-Palestinian minority. The committee also demanded the annulment of all indictments issued…

Thousands demonstrated in Paris Square in Jerusalem adjacent to the official residence of far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and called for his resignation, Saturday night, October 18, 2020.

Restrictions End; Ten Thousand Protest en Masse at PM’s Residence

Protests resumed in Jerusalem Saturday evening, October 17, after a two-week hiatus due to coronavirus restrictions, with 10,000 calling for far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s resignation, while many thousands more protested across Israel. Despite the lifted restriction, the Black Flag protest group claimed in a statement that many protesters were being held up at police checkpoints…

President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas met on Friday evening, August 7, in Ramallah with a delegation from Hadash that included MK Ayman Odeh (third from left), General Secretary of the Communist Party of Israel, Adel Amer (first from right), and Secretary General of Hadash, Mansour Dehamshe (first from left).

President Mahmoud Abbas Meets Hadash Delegation in Ramallah

The President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), received at his presidential headquarters in Ramallah, Friday evening, August 7, a delegation from the Democratic Front for Peace and Equality (Hadash) headed by MK Ayman Odeh, leader of the Joint List and the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Israel, Adel Amer. According…

Joint List MK Ofer Cassif (Hadash) addresses demonstrators protesting against Prime Minister Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Tuesday, July 21.

Knesset Passes Dictatorial “Great Corona Law” Demanded by Gov’t

In the early hours of Thursday morning, July 23, Israel’s Knesset passed a draconian law that grants the far-right government extensive powers to impose wide-ranging restrictions aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic, but by potentially impinging on basic civil rights and effectively circumventing parliamentary oversight. Forty-eight MKs voted in favor of the legislation, 35 voted against…