Joint List lawmaker Aida Touma-Sliman (Hadash) addresses protesting daycare center workers who gathered near the Knesset, October 5, 2021.

Arabs Are Here by Mistake, Racist Leader Tells Joint List Lawmakers

The chairman of the far-right Religious Zionism party, MK Bezalel Smotrich, told Joint List lawmakers on Wednesday October 13, “You are here by mistake – because Ben-Gurion didn’t finish the job and throw you out in 1948.” The racist Smotrich also called Arab lawmakers “supporters of terror” and “enemies.” Smotrich made these remarks, his most recent tirade against…

Farmers protesting the government’s agricultural reforms rallied in the Arava desert in southern Israel, Thursday, July 29, 2021.

Israeli Farmers Protest Neoliberal Reforms along Lebanese Border

Protesting farmers tried to break through Israel’s northern border into Lebanon on Tuesday, August 17, as they continued their demonstrations against planned neoliberal agricultural reforms that, they contend, will destroy their livelihoods. The reforms will gradually reduce import tariffs on most fruit and vegetables over five years, and will immediately reduce them on eggs, avocados, garlic,…