23 | 05 | 2019
  • Hadash Protests Fatal Construction Accident that Left 4 Dead in Yavne

    A construction crane collapsed on Sunday, May 19, at residential building site on Jabotinsky Boulevard in Yavne, killing four workers and injuring another four. This accident brings to 20 the number of deaths in construction sites since the beginning of the year, with 72 more workers having sustained serious or moderate injuries.

    Towards evening on Sunday, dozens of members and labor activists from Hadash protested near the site of the accident, including MKs Aida Touma-Sliman and Ofer Cassif.

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  • PGFTU rejects anti-BDS resolution of German ver.di youth union

    PGFTUIn a press statement issued Saturday evening, the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) condemned the anti-BDS resolution by the youth organization of the German United Sevices Union (ver.di) and its political attack on the activities of the international boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) against the Israeli occupation state. PGFTU equally condemned the association with the General Federation of Israeli Trade Unions’ (Histadrut) position regarding its dissatisfaction with the movement of the global boycott of Israel.

    In its press statement, the Union stressed its firm positions stemming from the positions of the Palestine Liberation Organization and its legitimate institutions, including the National and Central Councils, and to abide by them and not to be excluded from them.

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  • McCarthyism Alive in Israel: New Website Defames Leftist Lecturers

    A fascist Israeli organization announced Tuesday, May 14, that it has launched a new website listing Israeli university professors and lecturers who are “anti-Zionist and Leftists” and inviting students to file complaints about teachers who “preach anti-Israel rhetoric.”

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  • MK Jabareen: Golan Settlement to Be Named for Trump, a War Crime

    Hadash MK Yousef Jabareen lashed out at Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s decision, announced on Sunday, May 12, to name a new town in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights for US President Donald Trump.

    In response to Netanyahu’s announcement, Jabareen tweeted , “It’s fitting for US President Trump to have a settlement named after him that’s illegal and contravenes international law. Trump’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights is spitting in the world’s face. Transferring Israeli citizens to the Golan is a war crime under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. A war crime named after Trump.”

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  • Statement of the International Confederation of Arab Trade Unions on the occasion of the 71 years since the Nakba of Palestine May 15, 1948

    Seventy-one years of the catastrophe of Palestine and the wound did not heal. The Nakba continues. We live to this day, massacres, assassinations, arrests, destruction of houses, bulldozing of orchards, building settlements, erecting the Apartheid Wall, severing the walls, and oppression. The Israeli occupier could break the will of the Palestinian people and uproot it from its land. No displacement, have praised the Palestinians for the struggle for the return of the liberated land.

    Seventy-one years ago as if it were forever. More than five million Palestinians in the Diaspora hold the identity of asylum. It is the major Nakba committed by the colonial countries and carried by the entire world and the regimes of shame, disgrace, betrayal, conspiracy, humiliation, agreements of normalization and surrender.

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  • Eurovision Is Serving Dirty Agendas With Music

    The National Union of Musicians Greece, member of PAME and WFTU salutes the mobilization of the people in the fields of literature and arts, of Greece and worldwide, who oppose the laundering attempt of the butcher- state of Israel, via the event of Eurovision Song Contest.

    The utilization of the event of Eurovision for the laundering of the state of Israel does not come in contrast with the values of Eurovision, nor with those of the EU, on the contrary this situation reveals exactly the nature of the values they both serve. Eurovision, as an institution explicitly promotes a bogus “common European cultural identity”, as well as the “ideals and values” of the European Union.

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  • As Eurovision Opens, Hundreds March in Tel Aviv vs. Gaza Siege

    Hundreds of Israeli and Palestinians marched through central Tel Aviv, Tuesday evening, May 14, with the opening of the Eurovision Song Contest being held in that city. The marchers called for an end to Israel’s siege against Gaza and commemorated a year since Israeli troops shot dead more than sixty Palestinians and wounded thousands more on a single day along the Israel-Gaza border as part of the Great Return March.

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  • Palestinian FM: US is Proposing a Plan of Surrender, Not a Peace Deal

    Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki called the US-proposed “peace plan” (aka Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century”) a Palestinian surrender, as the US Special Envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, lashed out at the United Nation’s “anti-Israel bias” while urging support for the Trump administration’s “vision,” on Thursday, May 9

    Greenblatt, who was speaking before a meeting of the UN Security Council initiated by temporary member states Indonesia, Kuwait, and South Africa said it was “surprising and unfair” that the council meeting was organized to condemn Israel’s behavior when the latter “was not even invited to speak at this session.” He called the council’s “obsessive” focus on Israeli settlements a “farce,” saying that the purportedly illegal Israeli settlements are not keeping Israelis and the Palestinians from negotiating peace.

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  • Imperial attacks against sovereign peoples is a sign of the debacle of the imperial domination system

    The interventionist policy that confronts the world through the mechanisms of aggression is entering a phase of decadence and fragility, according to the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, the system of domination of the empires collapses allowing the free and sovereign peoples advance in their independence.

    These statements were offered by the Venezuelan diplomat during a floral offering that took place outside the National Pantheon where the bust of the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, was unveiled, a day commemorating the Al Nakba, a catastrophe that meant the usurpation of Palestine and the military occupation by the Israeli army troops that generated oppression, war crimes violation of the human rights of the Palestinian people.

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  • PA: Israel Exploiting Eurovision to Consolidate Colonialism

    The Foreign Ministry of the Palestinian Authority (PA) called Saturday, May 12, for the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest, to remove shots of Jerusalem from the videos promoting this week’s competition, as the true venue of the international song contest is Tel Aviv. In letters it wrote to the EBU, the PA accused Israel of “propaganda” leading up to the two semi-finals to be held today, Tuesday, and on Thursday, and the finals scheduled to take place on Saturday night, May 18. Tel Aviv was picked to host the 2019 event following the victory of Israeli singer Netta Barzilai last year.

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  • Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian, 24, Wound Dozens along Gaza Border

    The three Palestinian Arabic dailies and Communist Arabic Al Ittihad newspaper published in Israel highlighted on their front pages on Saturday and Sunday the Israeli’s army killing on Friday, May 11, of a Palestinian during the March of Return protests along the Gaza border and the wounding of dozens of others.

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  • 10,000 Join Alternative Memorial and Independence Day Ceremonies

    Some 10,000 Israelis and dozens of Palestinians marked Memorial Day in joint ceremonies in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Kibbutz Harduf in the Galilee on Tuesday night, May 7. The largest such event, in Tel Aviv, was criticized by far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this week. “There is no place for a memorial ceremony likening the blood of our people and that of terrorists,” Netanyahu, who is also defense minister, said in a post on his Twitter account. “That is why I refused to allow entry to [Palestinian] participants, and I think the High Court should not have intervened in that decision of mine.”

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  • Victory Day Celebration at Red Army Forest near Jerusalem

    Every year on May 9th, the anniversary of the Nazi Germany’s surrender to the Soviet Union in 1945, the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) marks the defeat of the Nazi forces at the hands of the Red Army. This year, the annual commemoration of this historic event will be held by communists and Hadash activists on Saturday, May 11, in the Red Army Forest near Jerusalem.

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  • Only a Peace Agreement Can Bring Security and Welfare to Both Sides

    A ceasefire between Israel and armed Palestinian groups in Gaza went into effect yesterday (Monday, May 6) at 4:30 a.m., ending two days of intense fighting. Beginning on Saturday, Hamas and other armed Palestinian groups fired rockets from Gaza at communities within Israel, and Israel once again dropped bombs on the Gaza Strip. The violence has already taken a toll in human life in both Gaza and Israel: 23 Palestinians and 4 Israelis were killed as a result of the bombardments on each side of the border. Scores of others were wounded.

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  • Stop The Crime Against The People Of Palestine

    SYRIZA Government Washes Its Hands In The Blood Of The Children Of Palestine

    PAME condemns the new, murderous raids of Israel against the Palestinian People.

    The murderer-State of Israel went on a new escalation of its aggressiveness against Gaza and held dozens of raids the last days, which resulted in dozens killed.

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  • On Eve of Eurovision Competition, Tel Aviv Protest against Gaza Siege

    A protest demonstration against Israel’s siege of the Gaza Strip will be held in Tel Aviv on the eve of 2019’s Eurovision Song Contest. The competition is scheduled to take place at Tel Aviv’s municipal convention center with two semi-finals on May 14th and 16th, and the finals on May 18th. The demonstration will be held Tuesday evening, May 14, starting at 7 pm, at the Habima Square in Central Tel Aviv.

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  • CPI Condemns New Pro-Imperialist Plot against the Venezuelan People

    The Communist Party of Israel (CPI) strongly and unequivocally condemns the new, violent, pro-imperialist plot against Venezuela and its people carried out this week by extreme right-wing forces with the support of a group of the country’s military, and the backing of Trump’s US administration, the European Union and reactionary governments of the so-called “Lima Group.”

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  • Palestinian Auth. May Day Report: Unemployment Increased in 2018

    The rate of unemployment in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) rose in 2018 to about 31% of the participants in the labor force compared to about 28% in 2017. In absolute terms, the number of unemployed individuals increased from 377,000 in 2017 to 426,000 in 2018, according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) in an announcement made to mark International Workers’ Day.

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  • May Day March and Rally Held in Nazareth; Tuesday, Red Tel Aviv

    Thousands of Arabs and Jews gathered in Nazareth on Saturday morning, April 27, to take part in the city’s annual May Day march organized by Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel (CPI). While keeping with the tradition of commemorating International Workers’ Day, the demonstrators also marched against the occupation as well as Israel’s repression of Palestinians in Gaza and the racist and neo-liberal social and economic policies of Netanyahu’s far-right government. Together the participants called for justice, peace, and workers’ rights.

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  • Hadash Demands Criminal Probe into Likud’s Election Day Spying

    Hadash has demanded that the head of the Central Elections Committee, Supreme Court Justice Hanan Melcer, the Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, and the acting chief of Israel Police Motti Cohen, open a criminal investigation against the governing far-right Likud party over illegal activities it organized and conducted during the voting for the 21st Knesset earlier this month.

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