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…

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…

Journalist Nidal Agbarieh Murdered in Umm al-Fahm

Nidal Agbarieh, an Arab journalist who ran the Baladna news site, was shot to death, in his car in Umm al-Fahm on Sunday night. The Union of Journalists stated that it was “shaken” by the murder and expressed condolences to Agabrieh’s family. “Israel Police must act immediately to locate the murderers and bring them to justice…

Pegasus Spyware Used Against Thailand’s Pro-Democracy Movement

After years of concerns that Thailand was purchasing Israeli-made cyber surveillance technologies, human rights groups have found the first forensic evidence linking the NSO Group’s infamous Pegasus spyware to the Southeast Asian kingdom. A new report by Citizen Lab, published Monday together with two Thai civil society groups, says digital forensic evidence indicates that at…