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Israel's hijabi judge: Band aid for a gaping wound?

26 April, 2017

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.

Palestinian-Israeli lawmaker gets jail for smuggling phones to inmates

10 April, 2017

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'.

Call it what you wish, it amounts to Apartheid

07 April, 2017

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 approves controversial home demolition law

05 April, 2017

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.

Knesset to vote on making demolishing Palestinian homes easier

03 April, 2017

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.

Palestinian-Israeli lawmaker joins the prisoners he tried to help

19 March, 2017

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'.

Turn it up! Palestinian mayor protests Israel's call-to-prayer ban

10 March, 2017

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 pushes through with 'racist' bills silencing Palestinian mosques

09 March, 2017

Israel's parliament gave preliminary approval to two controversial measures that would limit calls to prayers from mosques on Wednesday.

Israel passes law barring entry to BDS supporters

06 March, 2017

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.

Knesset moves to expel Palestinian-Israeli MK 'without legal basis'

24 February, 2017

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'.

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