• Protesters in West Jerusalem and Tel Aviv: “Minneapolis is Here!”

    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.


  • Greek Communists Denounce, Vote against EastMed Pipeline Accord

    kke greeceThe Greek parliament ratified on Friday, May 15, the agreement for the gas pipeline “EastMed” after the country’s Ministry of Environment had submitted the agreement in the form of a bill entitled “Ratification of the Intergovernmental Agreement between the Republic of Cyprus, the State of Israel, the Hellenic Republic and the Italian Republic on a Pipeline System for the transport of natural gas from the Eastern Mediterranean to the European markets”. On January 2, 2020 the energy ministers of Greece, Israel, and Cyprus signed the final agreement for the pipeline project, pending ratification by the countries’ respective parliaments.


  • European Leaders Warn Netanyahu “Don’t Advance Annexation Plans”

    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 coming months an “historic opportunity” for annexation.


  • Venezuela and Palestine reaffirm ties of brotherhood and cooperation

    The People’s Power Minister for Tourism and Foreign Trade, Félix Plasencia, held a working meeting with the Palestinian Ambassador to Venezuela, Fadi Alzaben, recalling the historic relations of friendship, brotherhood and solidarity with the noble Palestinian people.


  • Hadash Students at Hebrew Univ. Fight Militarization of the Campus

    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 chapter of Hadash, which created and uploaded the video to the web, be shut down.


  • Peace Now Petitions High Court to Halt Huge Settler Building Project

    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 Bethlehem that could enable sustainable Palestinian development.


  • Hundreds Rally against Netanyahu as Prime Minister’s Trial Begins

    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 Ahronoth newspaper, Shaul Elovitch, former controlling shareholder of the Bezeq Telecommunications Company, and Elovitch’s wife Iris Elovitch.


  • NGOs Call for an End to Israel’s Naval Attacks on Gaza Fishermen

    redglobeSeveral Palestinian and Israeli non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have called on Israeli authorities to put an immediate end to attacks on Gaza’s fishermen, following the Israeli navy’s increased use of violent enforcement measures at sea. The NGOs report that the number of incidents of live fire being opened on fishermen off the coast of Gaza rose by 70% in April when compared to the number of monthly cases for January-March 2020. The use of live fire both seriously threatens fishermen’s lives and causes severe damage to boats and equipment, they wrote in their letter.


  • A Palestinian Uprising Is “Only a Matter of Time”

    Joint List IsraelJoint List Chairman, MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash) said on Thursday, May 21, that if Israel goes through with its plan to annex parts of West Bank, a massive Palestinian uprising would only be “a matter of time.” The far-right Israeli government has vowed to annex all its settlements in the occupied West Bank as well as nearly the entire Jordan Valley, unilateral and internationally illegal measures for which it last year received approval from the administration of US President Donald Trump.


  • Israel’s Annexation of Palestinian Lands – Disaster for Both Peoples

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Tuesday, May 19, his decision to immediately withdraw from all agreements, including security guarantees, between the PLO and Israel and between his organization and the United States, as a result of the Israeli government’s intention to annex Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank.

    Addressing senior Palestinian leadership, Abbas declared that Israel’s unilateral annexation policy constitutes an annulment of the Oslo Accords and that, as a result, “the Palestine Liberation Organization and the State of Palestine are absolved of all the agreements with the American and Israeli governments and of all commitments, including the security ones.”


  • In Tel Aviv and Rosh Pina, Protests against the Rising Tide of Femicide

    Joint List IsraelAbout a thousand persons gathered at two locations, Habima Square in Tel Aviv and in Rosh Pina in the Upper Galilee, Monday evening, May 18, to protest the rising tide of femicide inundating Israel during recent months. Since the start of 2020, ten women and a baby have been murdered in cases of domestic violence, the most recent crime having occurred last weekend in Ramat Gan.


  • 72nd Anniversary of Nakhba- We strengthen solidarity with the Palestinian people

    PAME calls on workers and unions to step up the fight against imperialist plans and wars that victimize the people of Palestine, Syria and the wider region.

    This year marks 72 years since the day of Nakba (the destruction of Palestine in 1948) when 415 Palestinian villages were completely destroyed, more than 10,000 Palestinians were killed and tens of thousands were injured, and 760,000 Palestinians were displaced from their homeland to end up refugees in the neighboring areas.


  • Journalists Demand that Israel Let Palestine TV Reopen in Jerusalem

    redglobeThe International Press Institute (IPI) and the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) called on Israel to allow Palestine TV to reopen in occupied East Jerusalem. “Israel should remove all restrictions on Palestine TVand allow its office to reopen in East Jerusalem,” said IPI in a press release.

    On May 11, the Israeli government renewed the closure of the office of Palestine TV, a channel run by the state-owned Palestine Public Broadcasting Authority and prohibited its crew from operating in East Jerusalem for another six months. The closure was first ordered in November 2019 citing the violation of a 1994 agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The order to extend the closure came soon after PalestineTV correspondent Kristine Rinawi was summoned for interrogation by the Israeli authorities.


  • A Thousand Protesters Outside the Knesset Slam the New Government

    Thousands of citizens of Israel gathered outside the Knesset in Jerusalem on Thursday evening, May 14, to protest the swearing-in of the new Netanyah-Gantz government, among them hundreds of members of Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel (CPI). But because of internal squabbles within the Likud, the ceremony was postponed until Sunday, May 17.


  • WFTU on Nakba Day

    Every year  the Palestinian People organize demonstrations on the occasion of  the murder of 15.000 Palestinians on the 15th May 1948 and the displacement of other 750.000 that time period (Nakba Day).

    This year commemoration is marked by the unacceptable attempt of Israel to annex the occupied Palestinian territories of the Jordan Valley in West bank, on the basis of “Trump’s Plan”.


  • Towards Swearing-In of New Gov’t, Street Protests Spread Nationwide

    During recent days, thousands of citizens of Israel have taken to the streets in numerous and diverse protests, all of them somehow linked to the political, social and economic upheavals so exacerbated by the coronvirus crisis.

    Several protests were originally scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday May 13, to coincide with the swearing-in of the new Netanyahu-Gantz government. However, on Wednesday, Trump’s devious consigliere, the ultra-right US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, will be arriving in Israel for a brief visit to confer with Netanyahu and Gantz on Israel’s anticipated annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank. Consequently, the swearing-in of the government has been pushed back to Thursday, May 14, in a sign of deference to the imperial overlords who have promised to recognize yet another breach of international law by Israel.


  • Amidst COVID-19, CPI Celebrates Victory Day in the Red Army Forest

    Every year on May 9, the anniversary of the Nazi Germany’s surrender to the Soviet Union in 1945, the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) marks the defeat of the Nazi forces at the hands of the Red Army. This year, communists and Hadash activist delegations held the annual commemoration of this historic event on Saturday, May 9, in the Red Army Forest near Jerusalem. In Israel, the CPI has for many years stood at the forefront of the commemoration of May 9th – Victory Day over Nazi Germany – even during times in which the Israeli establishment chose to completely ignore this decisive event in human history


  • Pompeo to Visit Israel to Meet with Netanyahu on W. Bank Annexation

    cpisraelUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Israel next week for a brief visit amid the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, a trip that is expected to focus on far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to annex portions of the occupied West Bank, the State Department announced on Friday, May 8.

    Pompeo will make the lightning trip to Jerusalem to meet with Netanyahu and his new coalition partner Benny Gantz on Wednesday, May 13. The State Department formally announced the trip more than a week after plans for it first surfaced and a day after Israeli media reported it. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement: “The US commitment to Israel has never been stronger than under President Trump’s leadership. The United States and Israel will face threats to the security and prosperity of our peoples together. In challenging times, we stand by our friends, and our friends stand by us.” Alone among all countries around the world, the Trump administration has said it will support the annexation of the Palestinian occupied territory.


  • Rallies against the Far-Right Gov’t Follow May Day Events Nationwide

    Thousands of workers, unemployed, self-employed and small business owners took part in demonstrations throughout the country Saturday night, May 2, against the economic and social policy of the far-right government, while demanding support in the wake of the economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

    Saturday night, rallies were held in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Beersheba, Eilat, Kiryat Shmone and Kufr Qassim, with demonstrators condemning as woefully inadequate the government’s limited economic support by means of unemployment stipends and grants. Wearing protective masks and maintaining social distancing of at least 2 meters, protesters held aloft signs demanding 100% compensation for lost wages and income and blasted the government as corrupt.


  • Chief ICC Prosecutor Asserts Power to Investigate War Crimes in OPT

    The Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, reiterated on Thursday, April 30, her position that Palestine is a state for the purposes of transferring criminal jurisdiction over its territory to The Hague.

    Bensouda’s position, laid out in great detail in a 60-page report, could pave the way for the investigation of war crimes committed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. “The Prosecution has carefully considered the observations of the participants and remains of the view that the Court has jurisdiction over the Occupied Palestinian Territory [OPT],” she wrote.


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