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Statement by MEPs Idoia Villanueva (Podemos, Spain) and Manu Pineda (Izquierda Unida, Spain), GUE/NGL co-coordinators in the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET).

The newly-formed coalition government in Israel, agreed following three consecutive general elections, has designated the 1st of July as the start date of the process for formal annexation of large swathes of the Palestinian West Bank. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Defence Benny Grantz made annexation one of their key promises during the electoral campaign after gaining political support from the Trump administration through the “Peace to Prosperity” plan in January 2020. Nevertheless, the so-called “Deal Of The Century” is a...

Thousands of protesters gathered on Monday evening, June 1, in the Charles Clore Park in Tel Aviv, crying, “Women, end the violence together.” The demonstrators called on the far-right government to fund programs battling domestic violence, highlighting how eight women have been murdered in Israel in acts of domestic abuse since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The protest at the...

Under the initiative of Hadash (The Democratic Front for Peace and Equality) and the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) more than 20 parties, human rights and peace organizations met last Thursday, May 28, at Hagada Hasmalit (Left Bank) Cultural Center in Tel Aviv to coordinate a mass demonstration and procession to be held Saturday evening, June 6, from 7:00pm to 10:30pm, in Rabin Square in Tel...

Hundreds of Jews and Arabs demonstrated against police violence on Saturday evening, May 30, in West Jerusalem and Tel Aviv following the brutal killing of Iyad Hallak, a young Palestinian man with autism who was shot dead by officers in Jerusalem’s Old City earlier in the day.

In Tel Aviv, over 200 people protested outside the city’s police headquarters while over 150 left-wing...

Joint List IsraelFar-right Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is doubling down on his plans to speedily annex Palestinian territories in the occupied West Bank. Netanyahu told a Likud party Knesset faction meeting this week that he “will not change” the target date for unilateral annexation of occupied West Bank territory — this July. Referring to US Donald Trump’s presidency, Netanyahu called the...

HadashA recent video clip about the Nakba and the militarization of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, put together by the Hadash student group on campus, has led to a furious backlash by right-wing groups and fascist politicians who claim the clip incites to violence against Israeli soldiers. One Knesset member has called for a criminal investigation, while other actors have demanded that the student...

This Wednesday, the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, reiterated that the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela supports the Islamic Republic of Iran in defending its sovereignty.

This about the recent declarations of the Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, in which he announced today the end of the exemption of sanctions to all nuclear projects of...

Peace NowPeace Now and more than a dozen Palestinian landowners have petitioned Israel’s High Court of Justice to halt the construction of a pending 7,000-unit housing project in the occupied West Bank settlement of Efrat, over the issue of land discrimination. The planned settlement is intended to double the size of the settlement of Efrat while damaging the only remaining area in the vicinity of...

The new Iraqi government headed by Mustafa al-Kadhimi was finally endorsed by the Parliament in the early hours of 7th May after several weeks of manoeuvres by the ruling blocs and an undeclared US-Iranian consensus. This important development came about more than 5 months after the previous Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi was forced to announce his resignation after a massacre of tens of young...

The Coronavirus pandemic in Iraq has seriously impacted the people, especially the poor. According to the latest official figures, on 24 May 2020, the total number of confirmed cases was 4469, with 160 deaths and 2738 recovered.

The government initially issued health advice and warnings to the public. However, when the Coronavirus was declared a global health emergency by the WHO, and...

redglobeHundreds of demonstrators gathered in Jerusalem in protest ahead of the opening of far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s criminal trial Sunday afternoon, May 24. Netanyahu, the first Israeli prime minister to go on trial while in office, sat in the courtroom along with the other defendants in the three cases he faces charges on. They include Arnon Mozes, publisher of the Yedioth...

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