Thousands around the country took part in demonstrations calling for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s resignation on Thursday, September 24, as protest leaders vowed to continue to rally within the limitations of a tightened national lockdown that began yesterday, Friday, at 2pm.

The restrictions controversially introduce limits on protests as part of an effort to bring the coronavirus outbreak under control. They include prohibiting demonstrators from venturing more than one kilometer from their homes in order to protest and limiting rallies to groups of 20.

Hadash has accused the prime minister of pushing through severe restrictions on movement and economic activity in order to simultaneously clamp down on the protests against...

CODEPINK celebrates Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement today that he will be skipping the 2020 G20 Summit hosted Saudi Arabia. Mayor de Blasio had been invited to participate in the U20 part of the summit for mayors of major world cities. CODEPINK and a coalition of peace organizations have been calling on mayors from all over the world to boycott the summit because of the war crimes and human...

An Israeli settler, Amiram Ben-Uliel, 26, convicted on three counts of murder for the 2015 firebomb killing of the members of the Dawabsheh family from the village of Dura south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, including both parents and their infant son, was sentenced by an Israeli court last week to three life sentences in prison. The Dawabsheh family’s home was torched in the early...

A Palestinian dentist, Dr. Nidal Mohammad Jabareen, 54, died of a heart attack on Friday, September 18, when Israeli occupation forces began firing concussion grenades at Palestinian civilians near the Barta’a checkpoint, southwest of Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

An eyewitness said that the dentist was walking in the area set...

A ceremony was held in Washington DC yesterday for the signing of the normalization agreements between the UAE and Bahrain on one hand and Israel on the other hand, under the auspices of Trump and Netanyahu, in another humiliating step in the humiliating process of normalization with the Israeli occupation.

This step came after the normalization agreement last month between the UAE and Israel...

Far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted on Thursday night, September 17, that an unpopular new nationwide lockdown set to begin the next day was “important and “necessary” to stem the rising coronavirus infection rate, which passed 5,000 daily infections this week. The surge in confirmed infections has made Israel one of the two leading countries in the world for increased daily...

As US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up to the podium flanked by the foreign ministers of the UAE and Bahrain to sign what has been hailed as a “historic peace agreement” between Israel and the two Gulf States, demonstrations were held last Tuesday afternoon, September 15, in Wadi ‘Ara in central Israel and in the Gaza Strip and the West...

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Jerusalem and across Israel on Saturday evening, September 12, as they have every week for three months, calling on far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign because of his indictment and trial on corruption charges as well as the looming new coronavirus lockdown that his government is about to decide upon. Thousands of...

HadashA new bill submitted by coalition and opposition MKs on Wednesday, September 9, would require the state to offer disposable masks free of charge to all citizens and residents for as long as Ministry of Health regulations demand that they be worn. Twenty-seven lawmakers presented the bill, initiated by Hadash MK Aida Touma-Sliman (Joint List).

Seeing as MKs from seven factions have...

The ITUC has called on the president of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, to end the government’s obstruction of legitimate trade union work in the country and allow the ITUC-affiliated national trade union centre NUAWE to hold its congress.

NUAWE, the National Union of Afghanistan Workers and Employees, was due to hold its congress on 5 September but was ordered by the Justice Ministry to...

Thousands of Israelis gathered once again on Saturday evening, September 5, as they have during the past three months, outside the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem and at other locations around the country, calling on the prime minister to resign. Among the protestors: several Hadash and Communist Party activists.

Towards the start of the rally in Paris...