Tuesday, 14. August 2018
  • Internal Druze Debate after Mass Protest against Nation-State Law

    Tens of thousands of people rallied on Saturday night, August 4, in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square in a mass protest led by the Arab-Druze community in Israel against the recently-passed racist nation-state law. The day following the mass rally, members of Israel’s Druze community were still basking in its afterglow. Participants in the rally, including Druze community elders who have led other public battles in the past, say this was the largest demonstration the Druze community has ever organized, both in numbers and in terms of the forces leading the protest itself.

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  • Attempted assassination of Maduro causes anti-imperialist backlash from communist and workers' parties

    The assasination attempt of the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro Moros was condemned by communist and workers' parties expressing their solidarity with the Venezuelan people. (updated)

    The Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV)issued a declaration expressing solidarity with President Maduro and with the military personnel wounded in the attack. The declaration by the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of PCV stated that the attack is part of the action being carried out by ultra-right sectors, ‘not belonging to any country, at the service of imperialism, which in the development of its recolonizing plan has unleashed wars of aggression and looting that have destroyed, devastated, divided and destroyed entire countries to maintain, recompose and strengthen its global hegemony.’ According to the declaration, the assassination attempt is a part of the ‘multifaceted onslaught of the imperialist powers and their regional and local partners to overthrow a government legitimately elected by the Venezuelan people, through actions and political, economic, social, military and media aggressions’.

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  • Israel’s Killing of Gaza Teenager Headlined in 3 Palestinian Dailies

    The death of a Palestinian teen who succumbed to wounds inflicted by Israeli forces during last Friday’s protests along the Gaza border hit the front pages of three Arabic Palestinian dailies on Sunday, August 5..

    The three West Bank daily newspapers, Al-Hayat al-Jadida, Al-Quds and Al-Ayyam, wrote that Moath Ziad al-Sory, 15, from al-Nusseirat in the central Gaza Strip, was mortally wounded when hit in the abdomen by an Israeli round during the weekly border protests on Friday, August 3. The youth was moved to a city hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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  • Tens of Thousands Attend Druze- Led Protest vs. Nation-State Law

    “We want equality!” chanted 90,000 people at an unprecedented demonstration led by the Druze community in protest against the racist Nation-State Law at Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square, on Saturday night, August 4. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to cancel the protest in a meeting with Druze leaders.

    Key speaker at the gathering was Brig. Gen. (res.) Amal Assad, who in a Facebook post accused Netanyahu of turning Israel into an apartheid state, reportedly causing Netanyahu to abruptly cancel Thursday’s meeting with him and other Druze leaders. “I call for the government to abolish this law,” Assad said.
    Protests were also held in Arab towns across the country, including Sakhnin, Majd el-Kurum, Baka, Tira, Rahat, Jaljulya, Kufr Kana, and Wadi Ara where Jews and Arabs protested together, sponsored by High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel.

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  • Tonight: Demonstration in Haifa against Racist “Nation-State” Law

    The Communist Party of Israel (CPI) and Hadash will hold tonight (Saturday, August 4) yet another demonstration against the “Nation-State” Law, this one outside the home of a senior member of the far-right coalition, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, at Hayarkon Street 45, Haifa beginning at 20:00.

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  • Chomsky Bravos CPI Conference against Racist “Nation-State” Law

    The world renowned American linguist, political activist and writer Professor Noam Chomsky sent a letter to the emergency conference organized by the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) and Hadash which was held last Sunday, July 29, in Haifa against the racist “Nation-State Law.” More than 300 persons attended the conference held under the banner “Resist!” Among them were the Chairman of the Joint List, MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash), MK Aida Touma-Sliman (Hadash) and MK Mossi Raz (Meretz).

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  • Communist Parties condemn Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people

    comunistaThe Communist and Worker Parties decisively condemn the crimes committed by Israeli army against Palestinian people in the occupied territories, especially in the Gaza Strip, that has caused a bloodbath, murdering in cold blood unarmed demonstrators, men, women, and children.

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  • Case Dropped against Policemen Who Assaulted MK Ayman Odeh

    According to the daily Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the Justice Ministry unit that investigates police misconduct has recommended that the files against the police officers involved in the January 2017 assault on Joint List Chairman, MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash) in the Arab-Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran be closed.

    The confrontation between the policemen and Odeh occurred following an incident on January 18, 2017, in which Arab-Bedouin school teacher Yacoub Mousa Abu al-Qee’an, 47, was fatally shot by police and policeman Erez Levy was killed when run down by the victim’s car which went out of control after the driver was mortally wounded. Odeh and others were trying to reach the scene of the shooting. In a video recorded by an Al Jazeera correspondent, a policeman is seen pepper-spraying Odeh. Policemen then fired sponge-tipped bullets at his group, one of which hit Odeh in the head. The MK was later treated in hospital.

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  • Iraqi CP: Yes to the just demands of the people, No to repression

    iraqcp"The path and policy of running the country on the basis of sectarian-ethnic quotas must be abandoned, and a government of competent people, untainted by the quota system and corruption, must be formed, adopting a realistic program with a timetable for implementation. This is the message of the protestors who reject the corrupt and the failed, and are demanding services andjobs, and embarking along the path of real reform, leading to the establishment of a state based on the principle of citizenship and social justice. It is the cry of the hungry, the deprived and those aspiring to a better Iraq that long-suffering Iraqis deserve."

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  • International solidarity against the brutal consequences of capitalism in Greece

    Following the disaster of  wildfires at which 91 people lost their lives in Greece, the CPs around the world issued messages of solidarity with the Greek people and the Communist Party of Greece-KKE. (TKP, PC Italy, PdA, WPI, NKPJ)

    Communist and Workers' Parties, all around the World released statements regarding the devastating fire disaster , expressing their solidarity with the Greek people and the Communist Party of Greece (KKE).

    Communist Party of Turkey (TKP):

    "We call on all our friends and comrades to stand with the Greek people!

    In our neighbour country Greece, a wildfire has taken dozens of lives, hundreds of have been affected and wounded by the worst disaster in the last decade.

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  • In Response to Racist Nation-State Law: Mass Arabic Class in Tel Aviv

    Thousands of Jews and Arabs took part in a mass Arabic-language class at the Habima Square in Tel Aviv on Monday evening, July 30, to protest against the racist Nation-State Law, which assigns the Arabic language a “special status” in Israel, demoting it from its previous status as an official one.

    During the event, a number of short lessons were given on Arabic phrases and words. Famous artists also sang Arabic and Hebrew songs. The head of the Joint List, MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash), was among the participants, repeating after the teacher basic Arabic phrases.

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  • Ahed Tamimi and Her Mother, Nariman, Released from Prison

    Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teen activist, was released Sunday morning, July 29, from a prison in the center of Israel, nearly eight months after she slapped and hit Israeli soldiers outside her home in the village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank. Ahed was released from HaSharon Prison to a West Bank border crossing together with her mother, Nariman, who was arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced along with her daughter.

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  • Haifa Mayor Rejects Miri Regev’s Request to Prevent CPI-Hadash Conference vs. Nation-State Law

    Hundreds participated Sunday evening, July 29, in an emergency conference against the racist “Nation-State Law” which was convened in Haifa by the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) and Hadash, with the participation of the Chairman of the Joint List, MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash), MK Aida Touma-Sliman (Hadash) and MK Mossi Raz (Meretz). The conference was held under the banner “Resist!”

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  • Three Palestinians Killed, 184 Injured in Gaza Border Protests

    Three Palestinian demonstrators, including two teenagers, died of gunshot wounds they incurred from Israeli army fire Friday, July 27, during protests along the Israel-Gaza border. According to the Gaza Health Ministry, two of the fatalities, identified as Majdi al-Satri, 14, and Razi Abu Mustafa, 43, died on Friday; the third, Muamen Fathi al-Hims, 17, succumbed to his wounds Saturday morning.

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  • CPI: “The ‘Nation-State Law’ is a Fascist Step towards Apartheid”

    The Communist Party of Israel (CPI) considers the “Basic Law: Israel – The Nation State of the Jewish People,” a serious fascist step aimed at undermining the right of self-determination for the Palestinian people, and eliminating the rights of the Palestinian refugees. This law also denies the national and basic rights of the Palestinian citizens of Israel and, in doing so it establishes a formal system of Apartheid in Israel.

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  • KKE says people are sacrificed in disasters for the sake of profits

    The Communist Party of Greece mobilizes the party for saving the people from the wildfire, caring for those injured and taking measures to prevent other disasters. 

    The Press Office of the Central Committee of the KKE issued a statement on 24 July during the disastrous fires in Attica near Athens. While expressing its condolences to the families of the victims and support to the injured people, the KKE demanded from that the government ‘tomobilize all the necessary forces of the state mechanism to support the inhabitants of the regions’.

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  • Thousands Demonstrate against House Demolitions in Sakhnin

    Thousands demonstrated on Tuesday evening, July 24, against house demolitions in the Arab municipality of Sakhnin in northern Israel. The day before, authorities demolished a home there while injuring two residents protesting the demolition.

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  • TKP: 'We call on all our friends and comrades to stand with the Greek people!'

    The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey issued a statement on the wildfire in Greece.

    The CC of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) expressed its sorrow for the wildfire disaster in the neighbour country Greece, taking dozens of lives, affecting and wounding hundreds. The statement issued by the CC called the incident 'the worst disaster in the last decade' and said ‘we are ready and eager to help and support in the recovery process by all means’.

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  • LGBT Community Stages Protests across Israel Demanding Equality

    Israel’s LGBT community and social activists staged a nationwide strike on Sunday, July 22, to protest discrimination and inequality, after the Knesset passed legislation ease surrogacy regulations but which does not apply to male gay couples.

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  • Nation-State Law: EU Foreign Policy Chief to Meet Joint List MKs

    A delegation of Arab lawmakers from the Joint List will travel to Brussels to meet with EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, following Israel’s passage of the racist nation-state bill last week, head of Joint List MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash) tweeted on Saturday, July 21.

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