Israeli soldiers have been filmed harassing the boy's family in recent weeks, using their home as a photo set, raiding it for no apparent reason. Israeli soldiers in the Palestinian city of Hebron threatened to arrest a 14-year-old Palestinian boy simply for being in the vicinity of people throwing stones last month. [tmwinpost] In a video released by Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem in recent days, Israeli soldiers can be seen detaining the child, Maher Abu Haya, near his family home on April 6, 2015. In the video, the soldiers argue with the child’s father. At first the soldiers claim…Read More... | 16 Comments
The ministers comprising Israel’s 34th government are the most right wing ever, almost entirely oppose the two-state solution, and have a rich history of legislative attacks on human rights organizations and democratic institutions. Ami Kaufman has a wake-up call for you.Read More...
Dozens of Palestinians and Israeli Jews sailed along the coast last week to mark the destruction of Jaffa — the former political, cultural and economic capital of Palestine — during the 1948 War. Organized by the Israeli NGO Zochrot, which works to raise awareness of the Nakba and promote the right of return among Israeli Jews, the participants, which included Joint List MK Haneen Zoabi, listened to first-hand stories of the fear, expulsions and mass exodus of Palestinians from the city by the pre-state Zionist militias. Related: The road out of the occupation runs through the Nakba S. African…Read More... | 11 Comments
Organized labor has seen a boost in Israel since the social protests of 2011. While companies’ profits have consistently risen, the real wages of workers have been static for nearly 15 years, explains Dr. Efraim Davidi.Read More...
Head of the Joint List shares his vision of a shared, equal future for Jews and Arabs in Israel. But is it a vision left-wing Israelis and liberal American Jews can sign onto? Ayman Odeh, the head of the Joint List, gave his maiden speech in Knesset this week. Odeh, a 40 year-old lawyer from Haifa, heads a list of parties representing Palestinian nationalists, Baathists, Islamists, and Jewish and Arab socialists. [tmwinpost] He led this unlikely group to win 13 seats in the March election, making it the third-largest party in the Knesset — after the Likud and the Zionist…Read More... | 40 Comments
Often times advanced medical care isn’t available in Palestine, and while the PA pays for many Palestinians to be treated in Israel, one crucial hurdle stands in the way of actually receiving treatment: getting from the checkpoint to the hospital. Social TV tags along with the Israelis who volunteer to drive Palestinian children to the hospital.Read More... | 3 Comments
Police use stun grenades, violence against protest in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square, sparked by video of two officers beating a black Israeli soldier. Dozens reported injured, at least 26 arrested. Photos by Oren Ziv, Yotam Ronen, Keren Manor / Activestills Text by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man A protest by Israelis of Ethiopian descent against discriminatory police brutality was met with police violence for the second time in a matter of days, this time in central Tel Aviv on Sunday. Police used stun grenades, water cannons, riot officers and mounted officers to disperse several thousand protesters who arriving in Rabin Square some…Read More... | 14 Comments
Have you ever noticed that speeches by the Israeli prime minister tend to sound a lot like: 'Iran, Iran, Holocaust, Iran. Iran, Iran, Iran. Holocaust Iran...'? Are you scared yet? Ami Kaufman has a wake-up call for you. Related: Every day is Holocaust Day in Israel Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel: Something’s missingRead More... | 5 Comments
This isn't Baltimore. This is Jerusalem, on Thursday night. Photos by Oren Ziv and Tali Mayer/Activestills.org Thousands of young Ethiopian Israelis demonstrated against police brutality in Jerusalem on Thursday, in a vigil that spiraled into violent clashes with police. The protesters congregated in the afternoon under the banner: "Down with racism! A black person will not be brought down." The protesters blocked major roads in the capital — including Highway 1, the road that links Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. When the protest approached the Prime Minister's Residence a few hours later, police gloves were off. Officers fired tear gas and stun…Read More... | 14 Comments
The precarious situation of surrogate mothers in Nepal carrying babies for Israelis, as well as the ethical questions surrounding surrogacy in the developing world, should be treated with the utmost seriousness. But what does Israel's interior minister do? He laughs at them. Saturday's horrific earthquake in Nepal has dominated the news here in Israel, not only because Nepal is a popular travel destination and around 2,000 Israeli backpackers were airlifted out of the area in recent days, but primarily because of the 100 or so surrogate mothers carrying babies for Israeli gay couples and single parents. [tmwinpost] Only heterosexual couples can…Read More... | 9 Comments
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