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15 Mar

Zoabi Excluded from Knesset

The Ethics Committee of the Israeli parliament of the Knesset decided to exclude Arab MK Haneen Zoabi from the Knesset for a week, after she described the Israeli soldiers as “murderers”. Zoabi said, according to Al Ray, that her description of Israeli soldiers is a kind of freedom of expression […]

02 Aug

Knesset Rebukes Zoabi

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset rebuked Palestinian MK Hanin Zoabi  over her remarks about Israeli soldiers who participated in the Mavi Maramra attack, in which she described them as murderers. The committee of behavior at the Knesset said that Zoabi’s remarks were “extreme, provokable and untrue,” according to Al Ray […]

30 Jun

Zoabi: Netanyahu Requests Expulsion of MK from Knesset (VIDEO)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Wednesday, spoke with Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit regarding the possible expulsion of Arab MK Hanin Zoabi from the Knesset. Netanyahu’s demand came following Zoabi’s condemnation of the continued Israeli crimes against Palestinians and calls for lifting Gaza siege. “With her actions and lies she […]

04 Mar

VIDEO: Palestinian MK Zoabi Assaulted by Israeli Extremists

Israeli right-wing extremists, Tuesday afternoon, attacked Palestinian MK Hanin Zoabi who is running with the United Arab List for the upcoming Israeli elections on 17 March.According to the Palestinian News Network (PNN), Zoabi was giving a lecture in Ramat Gan college near Tel Aviv, when suddenly Israeli rightists threw glass […]

19 Feb

Ban on Zoabi Campaign Overruled

February 19, 2015 12:22 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli Supreme Court, on Wednesday, overruled a ban on a member of Knesset from Israel’s Palestinian community, as well as another on an extreme right-wing Jewish activist, from running in next month’s election, an official said.Last week, according to AFP, the Central Elections Committee barred MK Hanin Zoabi, known […]

12 Feb

Zoabi Banned From Israeli Elections

February 12, 2015 11:35 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli central election committee, on Thursday, passed a vote to exclude Palestinian MK Hanin Zoabi from the Arab list of candidates running for Knesset elections, next March.PNN reports that the petition was submitted by Avigdor Liberman, head of Yisrael Beytenu party, and Otzma Yehudit/Yachad, Ha’am Itanu candidate Baruch Marzel, […]

29 Oct

Zoabi Deportation Order to be Debated Tomorrow

October 29, 2014 11:04 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli prosecution has demanded a list of charges be brought against Palestinian Member of the Knesset, Hanin Zoabi, saying that she ‘threatened’ and gave sharp criticism of a Palestinian serving in the Israeli police force.The Israeli Attorney General ordered the opening of an investigation file regarding complaints by the policeman, […]

31 Dec

Israeli High Court Overturns Zoabi Ban

December 31, 2012 6:11 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli High Court has overturned on Sunday the ban of Haneen Zoabi of the Balad Party from running for re-election to her position in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament.Zoabi, a Palestinian who has Israeli citizenship, was banned from running in the upcoming elections by the Elections Committee predominantly due to […]

31 Oct

MK Zoabi Sues MK Danon For Incitement

October 31, 2012 12:09 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Arabs48 news website revealed that Arab Member of the Israeli Knesset, (MK) Hanin Zoabi, filed a lawsuit Monday against Israeli MK of the Likud Party, Danny Dannon, accusing him of incitement against her under the pretext that she “supports terrorism”.Dannon claims that by participating in the Freedom Flotilla to […]

15 Apr

Zoabi: “Israel Violates Freedoms At A Global Level”

Arab member of Knesset, Hanin Zoabi, stated that Israeli pressures and threats against nonviolent solidarity activists, the Welcome To Palestine campaign, in addition to the German and British cancellation of airline tickets that belong to several activists due to Israeli pressure, are clear indications that Israel considers itself above the […]

01 Apr

Zoabi: “We Did Not Invade Anybody’s Land”

Arab Member of Knesset, member of the National Democratic Assembly, Hanin Zoabi, stated during a massive protest, marking Palestinian Land Day in Jaffa, that the Arabs and the Palestinians in the country are not the invaders, and that they want to live in peace and prosperity in the homeland.Hundreds of […]

16 Nov

Clashes at Haifa Uni. Over MK Zoabi Event

November 16, 2010 3:00 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Clashes have occurred at the University of Haifa between students and police, following the arrival of Haneen Zoabi, MK of the Balad party.Zoabi was scheduled to speak at the university at an event organized by a Balad student group, but Zoabi claims university administrators decided to ban the event under […]

28 Oct

MK Hanin Zoabi Wounded By Israeli Fire

October 28, 2010 10:38 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Arab member of the Israeli Knesset, Haneen Zoabi, stated that she was hit by two rubber-coated bullets fired by the Israeli police during Wednesday clashes in Umm al-Fahm, after the police violently attacked protesters who took off to the streets to counter a march by fundamentalist settlers. The Arabs48 news […]

26 Jul

Nazareth: Afula’s Public Park Will Be Open to All Visitors – Including Non-residents – Following Adalah’s Petition

On 14 July 2019, following a petition by Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, and pressure by the Nazareth Court for Administrative Affairs, the Afula municipality accepted the court’s recommendation to re-open the city’s public park to all visitors. The Court emphasized that the municipality lacked authority to […]

08 Jul

Adalah: Israeli Students Required to Pass Test Promoting Racist Ideology

High school students in Israel must pass an online test promoting racist ideology before being allowed to travel overseas for school trips, legal rights center Adalah has revealed. Adalah said that the the course, which was created by Israeli education authorities, “requires students to watch a series of videos after […]

02 Feb

Ashrawi: Netanyahu Coalition Generates Culture of Hate and Racism

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Hanan Ashrawi, said in a statement on Friday that the Israeli hardline coalition government led by Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for practicing blatant discrimination and generating a culture of hate and racism. According to WAFA, Ashrawi was referring to recent […]

06 Jan

Adalah: Israel’s Social Equality Ministry Provides Free Psychometric Prep Course in Hebrew Only

One-third of all students in Israel take the higher education eligibility exam in Arabic; Adalah: Ministry must live up to its name and narrow gaps rather than widen them. Israel’s Ministry for Social Equality is discriminating against Palestinian Arab high school students, citizens of Israel, by offering a free online […]

24 Jun

Adalah Turns to Inter-Parliamentary Union Regarding Israeli Violations of Arab MKs’ Rights

The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights appealed to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) late last week with updates on Israeli violations of the rights of Arab members of Knesset.   The IPU is a global inter-parliamentary institution established in 1889 of 178 member parliaments aimed at “protect[ing] and build[ing] global democracy through […]

22 May

Freedom Flotilla Sets Sail for Gaza after The Great March of Return

Activists Yudit Ilany and Heather Milton-Lightening explain why Israel’s blockade of Gaza must end. TRNN video & transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network from Montreal, Canada. The Gaza Strip is home to approximately two million Palestinians, one half of whom are children. In 2007, […]

18 May

Memorializing Slain Palestinian Protesters is ‘Incitement,’ Israeli Politicians Say

Palestinians protest at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, May 23, 2012. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: COREY SHERMAN MAY 17, 2018 Palestinian student organizers respond to backlash: ‘if we irritated some people then we did our job.’ On May 16, 2018, Palestinian students at Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Arts and […]

11 Mar

When Left is Right: How Palestinians Can Burst Israel’s Political Bubble

by Amjad Iraqi on March 11, 2018 Overview Although no indictments have been issued yet, Israelis are speculating whether the latest developments in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption scandals finally mark the beginning of his political demise. The second-longest serving prime minister after David Ben-Gurion, Netanyahu has had a profound impact on Israel’s political scene […]

12 May

Knesset Approves Prelim Reading of ‘Jewish State’ Bill

The Israeli Knesset approved, on Wednesday, a preliminary reading of bill that considers Israel to be a “Jewish” state and considers the whole of Jerusalem as its capital. The reading was approved, according to Days of Palestine, with 48 parliament members voting in favor and 41 voting against, in a tumultuous session […]

22 Dec

Knesset Committee Strips Prisoners of Right to Meet with MKs

December 22, 2016 5:31 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report 0

Special session of the Knesset to vote Thursday over whether to strip Basel Ghattas of parliamentary immunity. Member of Knesset (MK) Basel Ghattas, a member of the National Democratic Assembly (NDA), is under the watch of Israeli police for allegedly smuggling cell phones to Palestinian “security prisoners.” Police confronted Ghattas […]

29 Sep

Israeli Authorities Approves Investigation of Arab MKs

Legal advisor of the Israeli occupation government, Afihai Mendiltit, approved the decision of investigating Arab Members of the Knesset Jamal Zahalqa and Hanin Zoabi. Isareli media reports said, according to Al Ray, that both of them will be summoned to the office of the Lahaf 433 unit. According to Israeli […]

01 Aug

WAFA Report: Monitoring Incitement and Racism in Israeli Media

The Palestine News Agency WAFA, on Monday, monitored incitement and racism published in the Israeli media against Palestinians and Arabs between June 15 and 21 July, 2016. The 296 issue of the report, reviewed a number of articles and op-ed published by Israeli writers and journalists, which incite against Palestinians and Arabs […]

17 Apr

Poetic Injustice: Free Dareen Tatour!

Dareen Tatour, 33, a Palestinian poet, photographer and activist was arrested at her home in Oct. 2015. They didn’t have a search order or a warrant. This article was originally published on Free Haifa At 3:00am before dawn, on October 10, 2015, patrol cars from Nazareth police, escorted by a unit […]

18 Feb

The Ethnic Cleansing of the Knesset

On February 8th, the Knesset Ethics Committee suspended three Joint List Members of Knesset (MK) for several months. The committee suspended the MKs for visiting Palestinian families that were mourning a relative killed by Israeli forces but had yet to receive their bodies for burial from the Israeli authorities.The MKs’ […]

10 Feb

Three Palestinian MKs Suspended

February 10, 2016 12:44 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

On Febuary 8th, the Knesset Ethics Committee suspended three Joint List Members of Knesset (MK) from the Knesset.Palestinian MKs Hanin Zoabi and Basel Ghattas were suspended from their duties for four months; Jamal Zahalka was suspended from his for two months. The three lawmakers will only be able to vote […]

08 Feb

Palestinian MK Sentenced for ‘Disgracing a Public Servant’

February 8, 2016 12:10 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli Politics, News Report, Palestine 0

Member of Knesset (MK) of the Joint List party, Hanin Zoabi, reached a plea bargain of six months of probation and a fine of NIS 3,000 at the Nazareth Magistrate’s Court on Sunday for ‘disgracing a public servant.’Initially, the Attorney General wanted to charge Zoabi with “incitement” for allegedly telling […]

19 Nov

Bennett: ‘We should have killed more terrorists’ (VIDEO)

November 19, 2015 12:38 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Minister of Education MK Naftali Bennett said, on Wednesday, that “[Israelis] should have killed more terrorists,” in response to the Arab MK (Member of Knesset), Hanin Zoabi’s condemnations of boasting about killing innocent civilians.PNN reports that Bennett’s statement came during the cabinet meeting, where MK Hanin Zoabi, from the […]

17 Oct

Palestinian Home Burnt By Israeli Gas Bombs In Bethlehem

October 17, 2015 5:04 AM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

A Palestinian home, belonging to members of Harb family, close to Rachel Tomb north of the Palestinian West Bank city of Bethlehem was burnt after being targeted with dozens of Israeli gas bombs.The Radio Bethlehem 2000 has reported that Israeli soldiers fired nearly 30 gas bombs at the home, causing […]

10 Aug

After Doctors In Soroka Refused Force-Feeding, Allan To Be Moved To Barzilai

August 10, 2015 7:15 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Hunger striking Palestinian detainee, Mohammad ‘Allan, will be moved to Barzilai Israeli Medical Center, in Asqalan (Ashkelon) after doctors in the Soroka Hospital refused to force-feed him.Israeli TV Channel 10 has reported, on Sunday evening, that the Prison Authority decided to move ‘Allan to Barzilai, as the administration, expressed willingness […]

26 Jun

Gaza: The Drone Eats With Me — Diaries From a City Under Fire

“We prepare the suhoor. We all sit around five dishes: white cheese, hummus, orange jam, yellow cheese, and olives. Darkness eats with us. Fear and anxiety eat with us. The unknown eats with us. The F16 eats with us. The drone, and its operator somewhere out in Israel, eat with […]

24 Jun

Knesset Debate: Lawmaker to Join Gaza Flotilla

June 24, 2015 12:59 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Israel, News Report 0

The Knesset is currently holding a ‘heated debate’ on whether or not to rescind the diplomatic immunity of MK Basel Ghattas of the Joint List party, after he announced on Monday his intention to join the international Freedom Flotilla in its attempt to break the Israeli siege of Gaza.Ghattas has […]

04 Mar

Sounds of Palestine: Social Empowerment for Children through Music

This Sunday, Sounds of Palestine organized the first winter mid-year concert, with the participation of over 70 kids who performed for their families in Aida Youth Center, playing violins, cellos, double basses, flutes and tabla, in addition to the singing of traditional Arabic songs.Sounds of Palestine is a project for […]

18 Feb

Palestine Today 02 18 2015

February 18, 2015 3:55 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center located online at Today’s news brief is for Wednesday, February 18, 2015. I’m Alexandra Halaby sitting in for Ghassan Bannoura. Israeli soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, opened fire […]

24 Jan

Arab Parties Form United List To Run In Upcoming Israeli Election

Arab parties in Israel announced they would be running in the upcoming Israeli Knesset election, scheduled for March 17, in a unified list that could increase their representation from 11 to a minimum of 12-15 seats. The lists represents all parties, including Islamist and communist movements.The agreement came following negotiation […]

14 Nov

Kerry Meets Netanyahu, Jordanian King to Discuss Jerusalem

US Secretary of State John Kerry met in Amman, Thursday, with Israeli PM Netanyahu and the King Abdullah II of Jordan, to discuss the rising tension in Jerusalem, while Arab members of the Knesset have declared that price tag gangs are backed by Israeli policy.The meeting at Abdullah’s palace came […]

29 Jul

VIDEO — Israelis Chant: “There’s No School Tomorrow, There’s No Children Left in Gaza! Oleh!”

July 29, 2014 5:22 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israelis in Tel Aviv, on 26.7.2014, the 19th day of Israel’s massacres in Gaza, cheer the genocide on: “There’s no school tomorrow, there’s no children left there [in Gaza]! Oleh!”29th July 2014 | International Solidarity Movement | Tel Aviv, Occupied Palestine Every evening, in Tel Aviv, right wing marchers flood […]

03 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Publish Dozens Of Pictures, Posts, Calling For Murdering Arabs

Israeli soldiers published dozens of pictures on social media networks calling for murdering the Arabs, and murderous acts of what they described as “revenge” against any person who is an Arab.Most of the pictures that spread widely in recent days are actually for soldiers on active military duty, carrying Israeli-issued […]

16 Jun

Hunger Strike: Demonstration Against Prisoner Force-Feeding Bill

Dozens of international, Israeli and Palestinian activists and doctors held a demonstration outside the Knesset building, in west Jerusalem, on Monday, in protest of the new bill which promotes force-feeding of hunger-striking Palestinian detainees.Hebrew and Arabic banners were raised which read, ‘Water and Salt’ and ‘force-feeding prisoners is torture’, in […]

03 Mar

Galilee: Demonstration Against Displacing Ramya Villagers

Scores of Ramya villagers and political activists organized, on Monday, in Galilee, a demonstration in front of the ‘Israel Lands Administration’ office in ‘Natzeret Illit’, protesting their displacement from Ramya village.Dozens of villagers from Ramya and political activists organized a demonstration in front of the ‘Israel Lands Administration’ office protesting […]

17 Oct

Fundamentalist MK To File Appeal Against Participation Of Arab Party In Elections

October 17, 2012 7:24 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Member of Knesset (MK) David Rotem, member of the fundamentalist Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel Our Home) party, headed by Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, intends to file an appeal to the Central Elections Committee demanding it to prevent the National Democratic Assembly (Balad) Arab party from participating in the upcoming […]

01 Aug

Palestinian Member of the Israeli Knesset to Speak in Ireland

August 1, 2012 5:55 PM IMEMC News Feature, Human rights, International 0

Palestinian citizen of Israel Haneen Zoabi, who was elected to the Israeli Knesset in 2009, will embark on a speaking tour of Ireland next week according to a press release from the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC).The Palestine News Network (PNN) reported that Zoabi is the first Palestinian woman in […]

19 Jun

In Israel: “Textbook Warns, Associating With Arabs Is Dangerous”

June 19, 2012 7:26 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Arab Member of Israeli Knesset, Hanin Zoabi, sent a letter to the Legal Councilor in the country demanding him to order an investigation into a study guide for the Israeli “Bagrut” (the Civics Matriculation exam) stating that Jewish girls associating with Arab youths undermine their security and their right to […]

27 Dec

MK Demands Firing Of Colleagues Who Refuse To Recognize Israel As Jewish State

December 27, 2011 8:52 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Likud Party Member of Knesset, Danny Danon, presented a draft of a new legislation that calls for the firing of any member of Knesset who refuses to recognize Israel as a “Democratic Jewish State”, or supports organizations that are considered “hostile and terrorist”.The Likud party is headed by the current […]

19 Jul

Israeli Knesset member stripped of rights for participating in 2010 flotilla

July 19, 2011 6:28 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Palestinian-Israeli Member of the Knesset (Parliament) Hanin Zoabi has been stripped of her rights as a Parliamentarian, and will be prevented from addressing the Knesset and participating in votes until the end of the current legislative session.A ruling made by the Ethics Committee of the Knesset on Monday stripped Zoabi […]

31 Mar

Israel criminalizes commemoration of the Nakba

A bill was passed by the Israeli Knesset (parliament) last week which calls on the government to deny funding to any organization, institution or municipality that commemorates the founding of the Israeli state as a day of mourning. The bill has become known as the ‘Nakba bill,’ referring to the […]

16 Dec

Knesset Members Call for Execution of Former MK Bishara

December 16, 2010 3:44 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Several Israeli Knesset members have demanded the assassination of the ex-Arab MK Bishara after listing him as ‘terrorist’, Quds Press reported on Wednesday. The Knesset members made the call during approval of the first reading of the ‘Azmi Bishara Bill’ which stipulates stripping Dr. Bishara of payment of parliamentary pension. […]

11 Oct

Israel To Require ‘loyalty Oath’ For Non-jews Seeking Citizenship

October 11, 2010 9:25 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli Cabinet passed a law Sunday requiring all non-Jewish applicants for citizenship to take a ‘loyalty oath’ confirming their support for Israel’s ‘Jewish character’ as a state. A number of prominent lawmakers, including former candidate for Prime Minister, Tzipi Livni, have come out against the controversial law, saying that […]

02 Oct

The Revolution Will Not Be Online

Today marks the first Friday of protest after the 10th anniversary of the begining of the second intifada. All over the West Bank peaceful protest over the occupation of the Palestinian Territories was met with violence from the Israeli military.Although the Palestinian cause has not always been free from their […]

15 Jul

Palestine Today 07 14 2010

July 15, 2010 3:00 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| 3 m 0s || 2.75 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, for Wednesday, July 14, 2010. Israeli Knesset revokes privileges of Arab MK and East Jerusalem legislator faces exile or prison, […]

14 Jul

Knesset Revokes Privileges of Arab MK Over Participation In Gaza Flotilla

July 14, 2010 1:06 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli Knesset held a vote that led to revoking the parliamentary privileges of Arab Member of Knesset, Hanin Zoabi, as a punishment for her participation in the Freedom Flotilla that was heading to Gaza to deliver humanitarian supplies. 34 members of Knesset voted for stripping the Arab MK of […]