Knesset security personnel eject Regional Cooperation Minister Issawi Frej (Meretz) from the Knesset plenum during the debate of the Hadash-sponsored bill to memorialize the 1956 Kfar Kassem massacre, Wednesday October 27, 2021.

Knesset Defeats Hadash-Led Bill to Memorialize Kafr Kassem Massacre

The Knesset struck down on Wednesday, October 27, proposed legislation that would have seen the state formally accept responsibility for the 1956 Kafr Kassem massacre. The bill was put forth by Hadash MKs Aida Touma-Sliman, Ofer Cassif and Ayman Odeh. “The ‘government of change,’ the unity government, the supposed Jewish-Arab government, toppled the bill to memorialize…

Netanyahu Denies Entry to Palestinians for Joint Memorial Day Ceremony in Tel Aviv

Far-right Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has refused to allow Palestinians to enter Israel for an annual joint Israeli-Palestinian memorial service in Tel Aviv, scheduled for next Tuesday evening, May 7, Israel’s official Memorial Day. Since 2006, the joint ceremony organized by Combatants for Peace and The Parents Circle – Families Forum…

A moment from the alternative Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony held last year in Tel Aviv

110 Palestinians to Be Barred from Alternative Memorial Day Event

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman announced Tuesday, April 10, that Israel will deny entry permits to 110 Palestinians who were planning to participate in the annual Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony next Tuesday, April 17. Liberman called the alternative Memorial Day ceremony, organized jointly by Combatants for Peace and the Bereaved Families Forum, a “show of poor taste and…