Hana Mansour-Khatib's appointment as Israel's first hijabi judge may sound like a civil rights triumph, but it is not, writes Gehad Quisay.
Former MK Bassel Ghattas will go to prison in July for two years after signing a plea-deal for 'smuggling mobile phones to Palestinian prisoners'.
Comment: The Hebrew term, 'Hafrada' meaning 'segregation' has rapidly dropped from official Israeli rhetoric, apparently to avoid association with the notorious term 'apartheid,' writes Seraj Assi.
Israel's parliament on Wednesday voted in favour of a controversial law against illegal constructions that detractors say will mostly target Palestinian homes built without required, but hard-to-get, permits.
The Knesset's Interior and Environment Committee approved the controversial Planning and Building Law - which will expedite demolition of Palestinian homes built without a permit - for a Wednesday vote.
Bassel Ghattas has officially resigned from the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, after signing a plea-deal that will see him jailed for two years for 'smuggling mobile phones to Palestinian prisoners'.
The mayor of Baqa al-Gharbiyye joined protests across the West Bank by ordering the local mosques to turn up the volume during the five-a-day calls to prayer.
Israel's parliament gave preliminary approval to two controversial measures that would limit calls to prayers from mosques on Wednesday.
Backers of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) will be banned from entering Israel, after the Knesset issued a new law against the growing anti-occupation movement on Monday.
The Knesset's legal advisor, Eyal Yanoun, said that the submission by 71 Knesset members should not be applied, as Ghattas' case 'lacks sufficient evidence'.