Former Hadash MK Dr. Yousef Jabareen (left) and Adalah's General Director, Dr. Hassan Jabareen during the High Court session, last Tuesday, June 22, 2021

HCJ Accepts Ruling that Disallows MK Trips Funded by Peace Groups

  The High Court of Justice (HCJ) approved a Knesset committee ruling on Tuesday, June 22, that prevents MKs from traveling abroad on trips sponsored by organizations that support the struggle against Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories. A petition against the committee’s ruling, which was submitted in 2018 by Dr. Youssef Jabareen, a former Haifa University…

Israel's highly militarized police stand ready to confront protesters in the streets of Arab Jaffa, May 21, 2021.

Israel’s Arab Citizens Decry Mass Arrests Aimed at Silencing Them

The High Follow up Committee for Arabs Citizens of Israel, an umbrella organization that is regarded as the national representative of the community, called on Wednesday, May 26, for an end to the government’s detention campaign aimed at politically intimidating and silencing the state’s Arab-Palestinian minority. The committee also demanded the annulment of all indictments issued…

Palestinians and Israelis protest against the occupation in the West Bank, March 2018

Bennett Directs Banning of Peace Activists from Occupied West Bank

According to a directive issued Saturday night, January 18, by far-right Defense Minister Naftali Bennett, from now on the Israeli military can make use of wholesale administrative restraining orders to ban Israeli peace activists from entering the occupied West Bank. This marks the first time the Defense Ministry has determined that blanket injunctions can be used…

MK Aida Touma-Sliman (Hadash) on Monday, September 9, after the adjournment of the meeting of the Knesset Regulatory committee

Hadash MKs: Camera Bill Defeat, Beginning of End for Netanyahu

The racist bill promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party to place cameras in polling stations was defeated in committee yesterday, Monday, September 9. The controversial bill failed to gain a majority in the Knesset Regulatory committee, leaving the Likud-proposed legislation without an immediate path to become law before the September 17 election. The…