26 | 02 | 2020

100 years ago, in 1919, several dozen delegates gathered in Tel Aviv to form a Communist Party in Palestine, then under British military occupation.

Next Tuesday evening, December 24, the Tel Aviv branch of the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) will be holding a public event to commemorate that historic founding of the party. The event will take place at Hagada Hasmalit (The Left Bank) Alternative Cultural Center (70 Ahad Ha’am Street, Tel Aviv) at 20:00.

“100 Years to the Communist Party, featuring Tamar Gozansky, Muhammad Barakeh and Adam Eli – Past, Present, Musical Selections, and Bits of Historical Documentation.”

Two former MKs from Hadash, Tamar Gozansky and the head of the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel...

A survey on the general public’s satisfaction with the primary care they receive from their family physician conducted by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) with the help of iPanel reveals significant gaps between Jews and Arabs.

The survey, which included 600 respondents across a geographically representative sample, shows significant gaps between the Jewish and Arab sectors with respect to...

Shots were fired on Friday, December 13, at the home of the mayor of Sakhnin, an Arab city in the Galilee, Dr. Safuat Abu Riya, and his car was torched.

At the time of the attack, Abu Riya (a member of Hadash) was abroad. While fortunately no casualties were reported, in addition to his burned vehicle there was property damage to his home. Police have arrested two suspects, aged 22 and 23...

Israel will not allow any Palestinian Christian residents of the Gaza Strip to visit the West Bank or East Jerusalem for Christmas, the military liaison to the Palestinians has announced, purportedly “for security reasons.”

Israel will issue permits for residents of the Palestinian coastal enclave to travel abroad during the upcoming Christian festival, but not to Israel or the West Bank, a...

Israel’s Blue & White centrist party led by MK Benny Gantz is increasing its lead over far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, according to a pre-election poll released Friday, December 13, by Israel Hayom, the free newspaper published by the American Republican and pro-Netanyahu billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

If the elections for the 23rd Knesset —

Israelis will return to the ballot box for the third consecutive national election in 11 months on March 2 after its top politicians failed yet again to build a governing coalition, in the latest twist in a sprawling and unprecedented crisis that has left the country in political limbo for a year. According the law, the Knesset was automatically dispersed at midnight on Wednesday, December 11...

Yet another hate-crime “Price Tag” attack took place in East Jerusalem’s Palestinian Shu’afat neighborhood early Monday morning, December 9. At the scene, Arab residents found more than 160 damaged vehicles, including racist graffiti spray-painted by far-right assailants on cars as well as on homes in the area. Hate-inspired slogans included: “Arabs=enemies,” “No place for enemies in our...

A new poll shows far-right that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rivals gaining ground on him as he faces corruption charges and the prospect of leading the country to a third election in less than a year, having failed twice to secure a ruling coalition.

The poll published on Friday night, December 6, by Channel 12 News finds that 52% of the public said they believed Netanyahu should...

The Knesset approved on Wednesday, December 4, the first reading of a proposal to stop the arrest and deportation of Israel-born children of migrant workers. The proposal, which was submitted by MKs Ofer Cassif (Hadash – Joint List), Miki Haimovich (Blue & White), and Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz), passed its first reading almost unanimously with 14 votes for, and one against.

MK Cassif...

Israel’s newly installed far-right defense minister, MK Naftali Bennett, announced on Sunday, December 1, his approval for the planning of a new settlement in the flashpoint Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron. The decision was quickly praised by the right and condemned by Hadash, Israeli peace movements and Palestinians.

The settlement in Hebron is now made up of several enclaves located...

Thirteen Israeli notables published an open letter on Friday, November 15, saying they welcomed the European Court of Justice’s ruling earlier this same week that settlement products need to be labeled as such, but said the move is insufficient and the European Union must ban the import of settlement goods altogether.

“Israeli settlements are the leading cause of human rights violations against...

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