Thousands of social workers in Israel launched an open-ended strike on Monday, July 6, to protest poor wages, their constant exposure to the danger of violence, and the excessive workload they must bear due to the COVID-19 crisis. With the start of the strike, thousands of them and their supporters demonstrated at Habima Square in Central Tel Aviv, and blocked traffic on nearby Ibn Gavirol Street.

Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) stand in solidarity with the striking social workers. Several activists from Hadash and CPI took part in Monday’s demonstration, among them MKs Ayman Odeh and Ofer Cassif (Joint List). Joint List Chairman Odeh was the first speaker at the demonstration, and told the crowd that the...

Joint List IsraelThe Joint List called upon the European Union on Tuesday, June 30, to suspend its ties with Israel unless Netanyahu’s far-right government announces that it has abandoned its plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank as envisioned by the Trump plan.

In letters to senior EU officials, including foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and European Commission President Ursula von der...

Joint List IsraelThe Joint List called on Britain’s biggest political parties to vigorously oppose Israel’s plans to annex parts of the Palestinian occupied West Bank. The two letters, dated June 26 were penned by Hadash MK Yousef Jabareen, the head of the Joint List’s international relations committee, and were sent to the UK Conservative party leader, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and the Labour party’s leader...

Joint List IsraelAll 15 Knesset members from the Joint List sent a letter on Thursday, June 25, to members of the Democratic Party in the US Congress urging them to take a firm stand against Israel’s plans to annex portions of the Palestinian occupied West Bank.

Hadash MK Aida Touma-Sliman (Joint List), who initiated the letter, said about the appeal to Congress: “The annexation and the occupation are...

Dozens of leftist activists blocked Herzl Street in Tel Aviv last Sunday, June 14, to protest Israel’s “colonialist policies and plans to formally annex” occupied Palestinian territories. The protesters barricaded the central downtown road with concrete barriers and fences, on which they raised banners in Hebrew, Arabic and English reading: “No to annexation, No to apartheid” and “Israel is...

redglobePolls conducted in recent days have found that only a third of the citizens of Israel support the government’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.

In the results of a poll carried out by Channel 12 News and televised last Monday, June 8, 46% of respondents were against annexation, as opposed to 34% who were in favor. When these results were analyzed along political identification of...

Several thousand demonstrators gathered on Saturday evening, June 6, in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square to protest far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to annex large parts of the occupied Palestinian West Bank, possibly as early as July 1. The crowd of Jews and Arabs denounced Netanyahu’s annexation saying the move was beneficial to neither Israelis nor Palestinians.

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Hundreds protested in Tel Aviv on Thursday evening, June 4, against a bill that would introduce sweeping emergency regulations purportedly aimed at tackling the coronavirus pandemic. The protesters railed against far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accusing him of using the pandemic to advance legislation for his own political interests. The protesters also called on the public to...

Joint List IsraelIsrael’s police have refused to grant the permit requested by organizers for a mass demonstration through the streets of Tel Aviv that had been planned for tomorrow, Saturday evening, June 6, arguing that this would contravene coronavirus-related regulations. Police officials have also asked the organizers of the protest to modify their Facebook announcements of the event, including stopping...

The family of an occupied East Jerusalem man with autism who was murdered by border police said on Monday, June 1, that they didn’t believe Israel would do anything to the offending cops because their victim was Palestinian. They met all Hadash lawmakers at their home in Wadi al-Joz neighborhood.

Iyad Halak, 32, was multiply shot and killed in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday...

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...

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