unoThe United Nations published on Wednesday, February 12, a much-delayed and contentious report listing 112 companies doing business with Israeli projects in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). The UN Human Rights Council (OHCHR) earned praise from Israeli human rights groups and Hadash (The Democratic Front for Peace and Equality – Communist Party of Israel) for releasing its long-anticipated report detailing companies that participate in Israeli economic initiatives in the territories it has been occupying since the June 1967 war.

Israel’s far-right Netanyahu government widely condemned the publication of the list, claiming that the move reflects the bias of the UN against Israel, and totally ignored the content of the OHCHR...

In the wake of US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of Century” announcement on January 28, Israel has banned the export of Palestinian agricultural produce from the West Bank via Jordan. The estimated value of such exports amounts to $100 million annually.

The majority of these exports are crops cultivated in the Jordan Valley region which Israel has announced its intention to annex, consistent...

SANAUnder the patronage of President Bashar al-Assad, the 27th General Conference of the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU) on Thursday started activities at al-Faihaa Sport Hall in Damascus with the participation of Arab and foreign delegations.

In an opening speech, Representative of President al-Assad, Assistant Regional Secretary General of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party Hilal al-Hilal...

The 27th Congress of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Syria is underway in Damascus. The WFTU is participating with a high lever delegation headed by the WFTU President Mzwandile Michael Makwayiba and Anda Anastasaki General Coordinator of WFTU Headoffice.

The WFTU President, Mzwandile Michael Makwayiba addressed the Congress and underlined the long lasting solidarity bonds between...

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...

The developments in Syria within the last few days have rapidly driven our country to the brink of war. And inevitably, our soldiers have begun to lose their lives.

As the jihadist gangs, which have been located in the Syrian province of Idlib, have increased their activities, the Syrian army advanced in this province. As a result of this advance, the AKP government in Turkey felt the need to be...

A general strike was held in the Golan Heights on Sunday, February 2, after the Israeli government approved plans on Thursday, January 30, for a commercial wind farm that would see at least 25 wind turbines built in the occupied Syrian territory. According to the Communist daily newspaper, Al-Ittihad, the government’s decision came less than a week after thousands of Golan Heights residents...

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...

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