Benjamin Netanyahu agrees to hold elections after the ruling coalition came up short on votes needed to pass court-ordered legislation.
Israel has for decades been running the occupied territories of Palestine–Gaza and the West Bank–with apartheid tactics, but now the Knesset is essentially declaring Palestinians to be second-class citizens.
The proposed law has been compared to South Africa's onetime system of apartheid.
The vice president’s statement to Israel's parliament draws denunciations from Arab lawmakers in the hall, who are forcibly removed.
The nearly month-long attack by Israeli forces on Gaza has revealed that anti-Arab racism permeates many levels of Israeli society.
Narrowing the argument over Palestine to an inner circle of Israeli Jews would give us a better chance of choosing our favorite champions of justice without risking the charge of anti-Semitism. But we must break out into risk and freedom. If we are digging for truth, Haneen Zoabi deserves a wider hearing.
The Israeli government, its brutal war crimes in Gaza exposed in detail in the U.N. report by Justice Richard Goldstone, has implemented a series of draconian measures to silence and discredit dissidents, leading intellectuals and human rights organizations inside and outside Israel.The Israeli government has implemented a series of draconian measures to silence and discredit dissidents, leading intellectuals and human rights organizations.
Feeling their power, Israel's conservative parliamentarians are drafting laws that appear to target Arab citizens, causing both allies and civil libertarians to cringe. One measure would create a loyalty oath, while another would punish any "call to negate Israel's existence as a Jewish and democratic state" with a year in jail.