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Togod Omer Adam of Sudan and Takalit Rishahi from Eritrea became the first African refugees admitted to the Histadrut Labor Federation as full members, after an agreement was reached on Wednesday, June 13, between the organization and representatives of refugees and activists from Hadash. Thirty mainly Sudanese refugees, whose application to join the Histadrut had previously been stonewalled by the labor federation, organized together with Hadash and other pro-refugee activists to force the mega-union to heed its own regulations, according to which anyone working in Israel is entitled to become a member.

The group appealed to the Histadrut’s tribunal, citing the government’s promise to the Supreme Court, some years ago, not...

Dozens of residents of the northern city of Afula demonstrated on Wednesday afternoon, June 13, against the sale of a house to an Arab family. Protesters waved Israeli flags and carried racist signs condemning the sale and the homeowners who sold their home to Arabs, one of which read: “Traitors against the Jews will get no rest.”

Former Afula Mayor Avi Elkabetz and Deputy Mayor...

Over 300 elected officials, legal scholars, academics, artists, faith leaders, and activists from around the world and Israel have published an open letter voicing opposition to Israel’s plans to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinians living in farming-shepherding communities in the West Bank. The letter focuses on Khan al-Ahmar in particular, a community under imminent threat of...

Tel Aviv was painted all the colors of the rainbow on Friday, June 8, to mark the city’s 20th annual Gay Pride Parade. Tens of thousand of persons marched waving rainbow flags of all shapes and sizes in the non-violent demonstration. Among them activists from Hadash, the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) and the Young Communist League marched with red flags and carried banners against...

The Knesset Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee approved on Wednesday, June 6, its first reading of an amended Boycott Law sponsored by MK Yoav Kish (Likud). The current law states that calling for a boycott against a person or body because of his ties to the State of Israel, the occupied Palestinian territories or to its institutions constitutes a tort and allows various administrative...

A friendly football match between Argentina and Israel that had been scheduled to take place in Jerusalem this Saturday, June 9, has been cancelled, according to Argentinean and Israeli media. The match which was to take place in Jerusalem’s Teddy Kollek Stadium was to be Argentina’s final game before they kicked off their World Cup campaign against Iceland on June 16 in...

Human rights organizations, members of the Israeli parliament and representatives of the Argentinean-Jewish community have joined forces to demand that Israel extradite alleged Argentine war criminal Teodoro Anibal Gauto. According to Interpol’s website, Gauto is wanted for crimes against humanity, including murder, torture and abductions during Argentina’s military dictatorship from...

Several hundred persons, Arabs and Jews, participated in a demonstration in the German Colony in Haifa on late Friday afternoon, June 1, to express solidarity with the nearly 2 million Palestinian people living under the Israeli blockade and repression of the Gaza Strip.

Protesters waved Palestinian and red flags and signs in Hebrew and Arabic that said, “We’re against the...

Two demonstrations will be held today (Friday, June 1) against Israel’s siege of the Gaza Strip: at the Yad Mordechai junction near Sderot in the south of Israel at 12:00 and at UNESCO Square (German Colony) in Haifa at 17:00.

Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) are organizing the demonstration in Haifa. According to a CPI spokesperson: “For the last two months, tens of...

Nine Supreme Court justices unanimously rejected on Sunday, May 27, the petition submitted by MK Yousef Jabareen (Hadash – Joint List), Adalah and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) against Israel’s anti-democratic Expulsion Law. According to the law, which was passed in 2016, 90 members of the 120 seat Knesset can oust any one of their parliamentary...

Israel’s Supreme Court rejected on Thursday night, May 23, two petitions filed by human rights groups and, in doing so, fully asserted the “legality” of the Israeli military’s position, giving it a green light to continue using snipers and live fire against Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip.

Three Supreme Court justices unanimously rejected the two petitions...

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