The Joint List delegation consisting of MKs Ayman Odeh (Hadash, center) and Ahmad Tibi (Ta'al, right) met with President Rivlin (left) on Monday evening, April 5, but refrained from recommending any candidate for forming a government.

Joint List Refrains from Endorsing Any Candidate for Prime Minister

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin began his consultations with Knesset party leaders on Monday morning, April 5, towards deciding upon whom he’ll task the forming of the next government following Israel’s March 23 election, the fourth in two years. During the course of the day, hundreds of opponents to Israel’s far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demonstrated outside the…

Joint List chair, MK Ayman Odeh, votes at his neighborhood polling station in Haifa on March 23, 2021 in the fourth Israeli election in two years.

Political Deadlock Persists despite Netanyahu’s Numerical Victory

Israel’s far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quickly claimed on Tuesday night, March 23, “a huge victory” for his Likud party in Israel’s unprecedented fourth election in two years — but the actual counting of votes suggests his right-wing bloc may not have enough Knesset seats to form a ruling coalition. Israel’s longest-serving premier thanked voters on…

Hadash and Communist Party of Israel activists brandish red flags and Joint List banners during the mass protest held in Jerusalem against far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Saturday night, March 20, 2021.

Last Pre-Election Weekend, Tens of Thousands Protest Netanyahu Rule

With just three days before Israel’s fourth election in two years tomorrow, Tuesday, March 23, the weekly protests against far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued last Saturday night, March 20, in city squares, at major intersections, and along highway overpasses throughout the country. The protests were organized under the slogans “Go vote,” “Replace the government,” and…

MK Ayman Odeh during an electoral campaign meeting, last Monday, March 15, in a southern neighborhood of Tel Aviv

Joint List’s Odeh: We Must Be the Core of Any Jewish-Arab Alliance

Hadash MK Ayman Odeh, leader of the Joint List alliance, told Haaretz on Tuesday, March 16, that MK Mansour Abbas, whose Islamist United Arab List broke away from the alliance ahead of next week’s election, apparently “doesn’t understand that [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu used him.” On the feasibility of a broader joint Jewish-Arab democratic alliance, Odeh…