Tagged: Knesset

Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz agree on national emergency government in Israel News & Analysis
Andrew Carey, Amir Tal and Oren Liebermann, CNN

Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz agree on national emergency government in Israel

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz agreed on the formation of a national government. Gantz and Netanyahu are committed to upholding Israeli apartheid. Now they’re planning to formally annex the West Bank.

on April 21, 2020
How Israel’s first hijab-wearing MK plans to fight for Arab women News & Analysis
Ira Tolchin Immergluck, Times of Israel

How Israel’s first hijab-wearing MK plans to fight for Arab women

Meet Iman Khatib-Yasin, the first hijab-wearing Palestinian woman to serve in Israel's government. Her platform: end discrimination, fight for women's rights, highlight the role of Israel's apartheid system in oppressing Palestinian women.

on April 7, 2020
Netanyahu projected to win Israeli election, but exit polls suggest bloc just short of majority News & Analysis
Andrew Carey, CNN

Netanyahu projected to win Israeli election, but exit polls suggest bloc just short of majority

Netanyahu is the projected winner of Israel's third round of elections, but he doesn't have the parliamentary majority. What does this mean? It means there's room for the Palestinian Joint List to have a sway in Israel's Knesset.

on March 3, 2020
Israel Just Dropped the Pretense of Equality for Palestinian Citizens Op-Eds & Analysis
Yousef Jabareen, Los Angeles Times

Israel Just Dropped the Pretense of Equality for Palestinian Citizens

The Israeli Knesset on Thursday passed into law a bill designed to make a permanent underclass of Palestinian citizens. It threatens to set the country on a course to full-blown Jewish theocracy. The so-called “Jewish nation-state” bill formalizes in Israeli law the superior rights and privileges that Jewish citizens of the state enjoy over its indigenous Palestinian minority, who comprise roughly 20% of the population.

on July 20, 2018
‘Tibi, Not Bibi’: The Palestinian Who Stood up to Pence on Why He Could Be the Region’s Next Leader News Roundup
Jack Moore, Newsweek

‘Tibi, Not Bibi’: The Palestinian Who Stood up to Pence on Why He Could Be the Region’s Next Leader

Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics revealed a figure on Monday that will concern the country's nationalistic right wing: As many Muslims (6.5 million) now live alongside Jews (6.44 million) between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea. But for one man in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian quagmire, that number is full of encouragement.

on March 28, 2018
Supporting BDS Is Enough to Get Detained by the Cops in Israel These Days News Roundup
Lisa Goldman, +972

Supporting BDS Is Enough to Get Detained by the Cops in Israel These Days

On March 8 police near Jerusalem picked up an Israeli citizen who was just standing on the street. He was not doing anything illegal. Someone who lived in the neighborhood reported him on suspicion...

on March 14, 2017
Israel Launching Task Force to Target, Deport BDS Activists News Roundup
The Ma'an News Agency

Israel Launching Task Force to Target, Deport BDS Activists

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The Israeli government announced on Sunday that it was launching a task force to identify and deport members from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, marking the latest attack on left-wing and pro-Palestinian activism by Israel...

on August 8, 2016
Israel Passes Law Allowing Imprisonment of East Jerusalem Palestinians Ages 14 and Under News Roundup
The Ma'an News Agency

Israel Passes Law Allowing Imprisonment of East Jerusalem Palestinians Ages 14 and Under

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, passed a bill into law on Wednesday permitting the imprisonment of children under the age of 14 if the child committed acts of "terrorism," according to a statement released by the Knesset...

on August 4, 2016
Arab-Jewish Segregation Comments Spark Furor in Israel News Roundup
Luke Baker, Reuters

Arab-Jewish Segregation Comments Spark Furor in Israel

A far-right Israeli politician has been admonished by his party and roundly condemned by commentators after suggesting Jewish and Arab women should be separated in maternity wards in apartheid-style segregation. Betzalel Smotrich, a 36-year-old member of parliament from the Jewish Home party, which is part of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, is an ultra-nationalist settler who is frequently outspoken on issues of religion and the Palestinians.

on April 6, 2016
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