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Newly released evidence from the investigation into a deadly incident on January 18,2017 in the Arab-Bedouin town of Umm al-Hiran allegedly shows that a local resident was unlawfully shot and then left to bleed to death, because police mistakenly accused him of committing a car-ramming attack.

In 2018, the State Attorney’s Office closed an investigation into the incident, saying it could not determine whether Yaqoub Mousa Abu al-Qee’an was wrongfully shot and killed by police. Subsequently, the Police Internal Investigations Department (PIID) closed its case against officers who had assaulted Hadash MK Ayman Odeh, the chairman of the Joint List, during the planned evacuation of the of Umm al-Hiran in the Negev, the day that...

A diverse coalition of Jewish organizations and individuals from communities across the globe has signed a call against US President Donald Trump’s imperialist plan for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The signed call follows. 

We share a commitment to the Jewish values of justice and peace which can only be fulfilled through a negotiated two-state solution for Israelis and...

Increased numbers of left-wing Jewish Israelis are planning to vote for the Joint List in the upcoming Israeli election, Haaretz has reported. Many of these voters are casting off Zionist center leftist parties like Meretz and Labor in favor of the coalition of Hadash and the Arab parties. This swing may lead the Joint List to gain up to two seats in the Knesset in the March 2 general elections...

Israel’s Supreme Court upheld, by a vote of 5 to 4, the candidacy of Joint List MK Heba Yazbak (Balad), on Sunday, February 9, overturning a January decision by the Knesset’s Central Elections Committee to bar her from running in the March 2 election over her alleged support of terror.

Almost all of the Knesset’s Zionist lawmakers united behind the efforts to ban Yazbak, including the centrist...

Hadash MK Ayman Odeh, head of the Joint List bloc in the Knesset, denounced on Thursday, February 6, a shooting attack in Jerusalem’s Old City perpetrated a few hours earlier by an Arab citizen of Israel from Haifa. “We strongly condemn this shooting,” Odeh, said in a statement. “It is unacceptable for an Israeli citizen to use a weapon. The Arab citizens of the state have opted for a just...

Chairman of the Joint List, MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash), strongly condemned far-right Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu following the report in Haaretz on Wednesday, February 6, that it was Netanyahu who initially proposed transferring the Arab communities of the “Triangle Region” in northern Israel to “Palestinian” control, and his proposal became part of the Trump administration’s “Deal of the...

When, amidst his characteristic bombast, US President Donald Trump festively revealed his “Deal of the Century” last week in Washington, he repeated the terms “peace plan” and “Palestinian state” several times. In response, Peace Now has written, “Despite the seemingly appropriate words and the celebratory atmosphere, an examination of the details of the plan, clearly reveal the degree to which...

Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) appear to be on the brink of a trade war, with the far-right government’s Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett, announcing on Friday, January 31, that Israel would be stopping all agricultural imports from the occupied West Bank starting Sunday, February 2.

What triggered this discord was an October decision by the Palestinians to boycott cattle...

Senior members of the Joint List maintain that, given Blue & White’s support for US President Trump’s “Deal of the Century,” chances are slim that the alliance will recommend that Israel’s president grant MK Benny Gantz, B&W’s leader, the opportunity to form a new government, even if his party attains the highest number of Knesset seats in the March 2 election.

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Thousands of Jews and Arabs protested in central Tel Aviv, last night (Saturday, February 1), against US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century.” The demonstrators gathered in Dizengoff Square and marched from there to Ibn Gvirol Avenue. Following the procession, a rally was held where speakers included Joint List MK Aida Touma-Sliman, Darwish Rabi (Hadash) Mayor of Jaljulya, Hadash...

In a vote held on Wednesday, January 29, the Knesset’s Central Elections Committee officially disqualified Joint List MK Heba Yazbak (Balad) from running in the March 2 elections. The vote was 27 for the disqualification and 7 against.

Almost all of the Knesset’s Zionist and Ultraorthodox lawmakers united behind the efforts to ban Yazbak, including the centrist Blue &White...

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