Israel 

Protesters Continue to Demand an End to Netanyahu’s Corrupt Rule

Communist Party of Israel Protesters once again gathered to demonstrate outside of the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Jerusalem on Saturday night, April 17, calling for an end to Benjamin Netanyahu’s continued rule amidst his ongoing trial for bribery, fraud and breach of trust. In the past, anti-Netanyahu protesters would march from the Jerusalem Light Rail Bridge at the western entrance to the city to Balfour Street, outside of the PM’s official residence. However, since Netanyahu’s being mandated to form a government, the starting point for the protests has been moved…

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Hundreds Protest Ethnic Cleansing, Occupation Violence in E. J’r’salem

Communist Party of Israel Several hundred leftist activists, among them members of Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel, demonstrated on Friday afternoon, April 16, alongside and in solidarity with local residents against the pending evictions of Palestinian refugee families from the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, the Zo Haderech website has reported. A total of 28 Palestinian families, or around 550 individuals, who live in Sheikh Jarrah face being forcibly evicted and replaced by Israeli settlers. For 12 of the families, court rulings have been issued ordering evictions.…

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ITUC Report: Palestinian Workers Scandalously Exploited by Israel

Communist Party of Israel A new report released last week by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) reveals the scandalous exploitation of Palestinian workers who work both inside Israel and in the illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Thousands of Palestinian workers cross in the early morning hours every day through the Eyal checkpoint, near Qalqilya in the occupied territories, to reach their workplaces in Israel. (Photo: Activestills) High unemployment in the West Bank and Gaza is leaving Palestinians with little alternative to taking jobs in Israel and…

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MK Decries Police Beating; Today, Protesters Return to Sheikh Jarrah

Communist Party of Israel Joint List MK Ofer Cassif (Hadash) filed on Sunday, April 11, an official complaint against with the Israel Police after he was beaten by officers during a protest in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in occupied East Jerusalem two days earlier, Friday, April 9. Cassif had gone to Sheikh Jarrah that day to participate in a solidarity protest with Palestinians residents facing imminent eviction by Israel. When violence broke out, the police were well aware that Cassif was a member of the Knesset, but did not care. Arriving…

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Five Israel Prize Winners Denounce Denying Award to Communist Prof.

Communist Party of Israel Renowned Israeli film director and actress Michal Bat-Adam, a recipient of one of this year’s prestigious Israel Prizes, denounced on Sunday, April 11, far-right Education Minister Yoav Gallant’s move to withhold the prize from another nominee, Professor Oded Goldreich, due to that latter’s political views. During the recording of the awards ceremony on Sunday, Bat-Adam received the award from Gallant and made a brief acceptance speech saying, “I’m very happy to receive the prize, but I’m very sad that we’re only four women and four men tonight…

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Anti-Netanyahu Protests Resume after PM Mandated to Form Gov’t

Communist Party of Israel Thousands of ant-Netanyahu protesters gathered outside the Prime Minister’s Official Residence on Balfour Street in Jerusalem on Saturday night, April 10, while hundreds more demonstrated next to Netanyahu’s private home in the coastal city of Caesarea and smaller protests took place in dozens of other cities and towns, along highway overpasses, and at major intersections around the country. Demonstrators from the Black Flag Movement protest against PM Netanyahu and his far-right government on Rothschild Boulevard in Central Tel Aviv, Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Photo: Ra’anan Harlap) These…

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Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Ceremony to Be Held This Evening

Communist Party of Israel This year’s joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Ceremony, co-hosted by Combatants for Peace and the Parents Circle – Families Forum, will be held as a virtual event today, Tuesday, April 13 at 20:30 (8:30pm) Jerusalem time. The virtual event provides an alternative to the official commemoration services held during Israel’s Memorial Day, commencing this evening at 20:00, which justifies the political status quo, and asserts militarized nationalism and a narrow, one-sided narrative. In doing so, the joint event provides a unique opportunity for Israelis and Palestinians to both…

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Settler Brutally Assaults Rabbi Defending Palestinian Bedouin

Communist Party of Israel The former president of Rabbis for Human Rights was violently assaulted by a far-right Israeli settler on Wednesday, April 7 near the illegal Maale Ahuvia outpost in the occupied Palestinian territories. Video footage of the brutal attack shows Rabbi Arik Ascherman conversing with a masked settler, then suddenly being attacked by another who repeatedly beats him with a long wooden club while, off-camera, cries of “No violence” are intoned. According to Zo Haderech, Ascherman arrived at the scene after he had been contacted by local Palestinians. He…

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Hadash MK Ofer Cassif Beaten by Police in Occupied East Jerusalem

Communist Party of Israel Joint List MK Ofer Cassif (Hadash) was brutally attacked by police in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied east Jerusalem on Friday, April 10, according to a report in the Zo Haderech website. Cassif was in the neighborhood to protest in solidarity with its Palestinians residents facing eviction from their homes when police violence broke out. The police were fully aware that Cassif is a member of the Knesset but brutally assaulted him despite the legal prohibition of doing so to an MK bearing parliamentarian immunity which…

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HCJ Affirms Denial of Israel Prize to Anti-Occupation Communist

Communist Party of Israel Israel’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) upheld on Thursday, April 8, the decision of far-right Education Minister’s Yoav Galant to block the granting of this year’s Israel Prize in mathematics and computer science to Professor Oded Goldreich. Galant nixed the prominent academic’s nomination because of the latter’s long and consistent political opposition to the occupation, his support for the BDS movement, and most recently his signing of a petition to the EU calling on it to halt research funding for an Israeli university located in the Ariel…

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