Palestinians hold an election rally on Salah-al-Din Street in occupied East Jerusalem, Saturday, April 17, 2021.

Police Arrest Palestinian Activists in Jerusalem Ahead of PA Elections

Israeli police arrested on Saturday, April 17, three Palestinian activists in occupied East Jerusalem who were planning to hold a news conference related to the upcoming elections for the Palestinian Authority’s legislative assembly, scheduled for May 22. Candidates Ashraf al-Awar and Naser Kos (Fatah) and Ratiba al-Natshe, (Fida – Palestinian Democratic Union party) organized an elections rally…

Joint List leader MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash) addresses protestors near the PM's official residence in Jerusalem, Saturday night, January 2, 2021.

New Year Sees Thousands Rallying against Far-Right PM across Israel

Thousands demonstrated outside far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official Jerusalem residence Saturday night, January 2, in the latest weekend protest calling for the premier’s resignation over his corruption trial, this being the first demonstration there since Israel entered its third national lockdown on Sunday of last week, December 28. Two Hadash MKs joined the protest, Joint…

Police barricades block the progress of protesters as they approach the PM's official residence in Jerusalem, Saturday night, December 13, 2020.

Police Block Streets in Jerusalem towards Anti-Netanyahu Protests

Thousands of citizens of Israel protested against far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday evening, December 12, for the 25th consecutive week of mass demonstrations. In Jerusalem alone, a crowd numbering thousands protested outside of the PM’s official residence in Paris Square despite police having blocked several traffic arteries near the his home, including Ben Maimon,…

"A State in Protest": At left, Jerusalem's Paris Square during a severely limited demonstration; At right, live reportage from Tel Aviv

B&W Minister Resigns: Netanyahu More Concerned by Own Personal Woes than Fight against COVID-19

Tourism Minister Asaf Zamir became the first Blue & White minister to quit far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government on Friday, October 2, sending the political system into turmoil and raising speculation that elections could be on the horizon. Zamir resigned from the government, citing the passage of controversial legislation last week to restrict protests during the…

A Young Communist League of Israel mural in Nazareth on May Day; in Arabic and Hebrew the red banner reads: "Long live the 1st of May, the international day of popular solidarity with the working class."

Communist Youth Leader: “This Government of Netanyahu is a Betrayal of the People’s Mandate”

The Communist Party-led front, Hadash (The Democratic Front for Peace and Equality), has emerged as a major force among Leftist groups in Israel. In the recently concluded elections for the Knesset, Hadash displaced the exhausted Zionist left bloc of the Labor and Meretz. Last week Peoples Dispatch talked to Arafat Bdarny, Secretary-General of the YoungCommunist…