Hadash, Labor and Meretz lawmarkers meet in solidarity with Prof. Oded Goldreich at the Knesset in Jerusalem, April 19, 2021.

Scientists Call on Education Min. to Give Israel Prize to Communist Prof

Eighteen prominent international scientists wrote to Israel’s far-right Minister of Education, Yoav Gallant, on Thursday, April 22, to protest his decision to withhold the Israel Prize from Professor Oded Goldreich of the Weizmann Institute of Science, a political activist and member of Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel. According to Haaretz, the scientists, outstanding figures…

Young Communists demonstrate in West Jerusalem, Saturday night, April 24, 2021. The banner reads: "The answer to Cahanism is Arab-Jewish partnership."

Protesters in W. Jerusalem Decry Occupation, Racism & Incitement

A protest against the occupation, racism and political incitement was held in West Jerusalem on Saturday night, April 24, in the wake of week-long tensions that erupted into clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police on Thursday night, April 22, at the Damascus Gate in occupied Jerusalem’s Old City. The same tensions also manifested themselves in renewed rocket…

Israel Prize laureate Prof. David Harel, left, a computer scientist who was granted the award in 2004, presents his own award statue to Goldreich at an "alternative ceremony" that took place at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Sunday, April 11, 2021. To the right is Hadash MK Ofer Cassif.

Five Israel Prize Winners Denounce Denying Award to Communist Prof.

Renowned Israeli film director and actress Michal Bat-Adam, a recipient of one of this year’s prestigious Israel Prizes, denounced on Sunday, April 11, far-right Education Minister Yoav Gallant’s move to withhold the prize from another nominee, Professor Oded Goldreich, due to that latter’s political views. During the recording of the awards ceremony on Sunday, Bat-Adam received…

Greek PM Mitsotakis and Israeli PM Netanyahu speak at a press conference following their talks on Monday, February 8.

KKE: Tightening of Greek-Israeli Relations Counters Peoples’ Needs

A high-profile Greek delegation, headed by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, landed in Israel on Monday, February 8, to discuss regional matters with Israeli officials, including: coordinating policy on the EastMed pipeline which will connect the Leviathan gas fields in Israel’s territorial waters to Cyprus, Greece and eventually Europe; weapons and knowledge sales; the investment by Israeli…

Protesters against the far-right government gathered Saturday eveing, January 9, in the Meditech Plaza in Holon, south of Tel Aviv, among them members of the Communist Party of Israel including former Hadash MK Tamar Gozansky (second from right). The placard at the lower left reads: "Netanyahu Go Home!" The red Hadash placards read (at extreme right) "Salaried workers, independents and unemployed together against the government"; (in the center) "Capital, rule and underworld"; "(and at the extreme left) "The people demand social justice."

More Targeted Attacks Nationwide against Anti-Netanyahu Protesters

Thousands of citizens of Israel protested against far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Saturday, January 9, for the 29th consecutive week in plazas, at intersections and along overpasses across Israel. Two of the larger demonstrations took place, as they do weekly, outside the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Jerusalem and near his private residence in Caesarea. Among…