Saturday, 20. January 2018

For the first time, the Council for Higher Education (CHE) has appointed someone to be responsible for preventing sexual harassment, CHE representatives told the Knesset Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women. Sigal Mordoch, an assistant to the deputy head of the CHE, will be in charge of dealing with issues relating to sexual harassment.

The Israeli military is examining the possibility of assuming responsibility for repression in the Shuafat refugee camp and in Kafr Aqab, Palestinian areas that, according to Israeli law, are in the jurisdiction of the Municipality of Jerusalem but which have been physically cut off from the city since the construction of the separation barrier.

A new report by Gisha – The Legal Center for Freedom of Movement – entitled 2017: Tightening of the Closure, summarizes the measures imposed by Israel during the past year to further limit the movement of people to and from the Gaza Strip via the Erez Crossing. The report includes new or intensified measures, introduced with little or no justification cited, and, it appears, no consideration of the impact they would have on the lives of Gaza’s residents.

In December 2017, between the 7th and 31st of the month, Israeli forces shot and killed 10 Palestinians and wounded another 408 during protests against US President Donald Trump’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Eight of the dead were unarmed Palestinians demonstrating near the Gaza perimeter fence, none of whom posed a mortal danger to the soldiers involved.

For the seventh consecutive Saturday evening, thousands flooded Tel Aviv’s central Rothschild Boulevard on January 13 to protest against Prime Minister Netanyahu and his government. Once again, Netanyahu opponents joined hands under the banner of the “March of Shame” and called for an end to the corruption of the right-wing government.

wfdy 148The World Federation of Democratic Youth express its solidarity and support to the youth, students and people of Iran that are currently in front of repression, violence and oppression by the police and the paramilitaries of their country.

The last two weeks the youth and the people of Iran, have been demonstrating and developed a difficult struggle in the streets of more than 70 towns of the country, for their rights against the economic, social and cultural policies of the regime. Policies which have brought high prices on basic consumer goods, huge unemployment, widespread privatisation and extreme poverty on a mass scale. They are standing against the violations of the regime on the human and democratic rights of the people, on the same time that they oppose the anti-popular policies and conventions against the workers.

171220free ahed tamimiHundreds of Palestinians and Israelis marched in the occupied West Bank village on Nabi Saleh on Saturday, January 14, to demand that Israel free the Tamimi family women, 16-year-old Ahed and her mother Nariman, as well as other members of the popular resistance committees who have been arrested by Israeli soldiers over the past several weeks.

Distressed by the far-right government’s decision to begin the massive deportations of Africans in March, MKs Dov Khenin (Hadash – Joint List), Michal Rozin (Meretz), and Eyal Ben-Reuven (Labor) announced a special emergency conference on refugees and asylum-seekers in the Knesset for next Wednesday, January 17.

The conference will include civil-society organizations, academics, lawyers and experts in the field, along with asylum-seekers and refugees who will present their stories.

kke greeceCommunist Party of Greece (KKE) at the European Parliament (EP) denounced the provocative prosecution of 16 year-old Tamimi by Israeli authorities.

ICP, 12 January, 2017

The delegation of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) at the European Parliament denounced the provocative prosecution of the 16 year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi by the Israeli authorities and submitted a question to the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

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