Agricultural produce spilled on a road by farmers protesting the government's agricultural reform, Thursday, July 29, 2021

Farmers Protest En Masse during Weekly Jerusalem Cabinet Meeting

Yesterday, August 1, farmers and agriculture workers protested in Jerusalem during the weekly Sunday morning cabinet meeting of the Israeli government. As the meeting was getting ready to begin, thousands of protesters converged on Jerusalem driving trucks, tractors and other agricultural vehicles to decry the government’s proposed neo-liberal reforms they call “destructive.” Last Thursday, July 29, farmers…

Disabled and supporters during a demonstration in November 2019 when they blocked the Ayalon Highway in Tel Aviv

Disability Rights Groups Resume Protests to Get Legislated Benefits

Disability rights organizations demonstrated on Sunday, July 25, at dozens of locations across Israel, blocking roads and junctions from 8am to protest the new government’s failure to adequately provide them with legislatively mandated grants to the tune of hundreds of millions of shekels. The disability organizations claim that the Finance Ministry has indicated that if the…

Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Gaza

Israel Lifts Ban on Gazans’ Access to Sea, Illicit Collective Punishment

On Tuesday, April 27, Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced it was lifting the total prohibition on Gaza’s fishermen from accessing the sea off the coastal enclave, thereby reversing the restrictions it implemented in two stages beginning only 48 hours earlier. On Sunday, April 25, COGAT had reduced the Gaza “fishing zone” from…