Dov Khenin attends a demonstration against construction on the Palmahim beach along Israel's southern Mediterranean coast. The sign held by the boy reads "Enough Robbery."

New Gov’t Promoting Projects That Are Environmentally Destructive

The new Bennet-Lapid government is promoting plans destructive to the environment that were set in motion by previous governments, a coalition of Israel’s major green groups stated on Wednesday, July 14, the Hebrew-language Communist website Zo Haderech reported. The groups made the statement at a press conference following the government’s decision to extend the life of an…

Israel's current Education Minister, Yifat Shasha-Biton, during her tenure as a Likud MK, confers with then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Education Minister Yoav Galant.

New Edu. Minister Won’t Reverse Vetoing of Prize to Communist Prof

Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton (New Hope), a former member of the Likud, will apparently inform Israel’s High Court of Justice and Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit that she does not intend to reverse the decision of her predecessor to deny the Israel Prize to Prof. Oded Goldreich, Kan Television 11 reported on Monday, July 5. Former Education Ministry Yoav Gallant…

Palestinians clash with Israeli occupation forces during a protest in the West Bank village of Beita against a new Israeli settler outpost named Evyatar recently erected on Palestinian land on a mountain adjacent to the village, June 18, 2021.

“Change” Gov’t Approves 31 New Projects in Occupied West Bank

Joint List leader, MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash) has, in an interview with Al-Ittihad, attacked the Bennett-Lapid government for approving building in settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, telling the Arabic-language communist daily, “The government has existed for less than two weeks and has already approved 31 building plans in the settlements.” Odeh went on to say,…

Former Education Minister Yoav Gallant (left) with his mentor, previous PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Last Minute Final Decision Vetoes Israel Prize for Communist Scholar

Former Education Minister Yoav Gallant informed Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit on Friday, June 11, that he had finalized his decision to withhold the Israel Prize in mathematics and computer science from Prof. Oded Goldreich of the Weizmann Institute and a member of the Communist Party of Israel (CPI). According to an Haaretz editorial published on Sunday, June 13,…