29 | 02 | 2020

100 years ago, in 1919, several dozen delegates gathered in Tel Aviv to form a Communist Party in Palestine, then under British military occupation.

Next Tuesday evening, December 24, the Tel Aviv branch of the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) will be holding a public event to commemorate that historic founding of the party. The event will take place at Hagada Hasmalit (The Left Bank) Alternative Cultural Center (70 Ahad Ha’am Street, Tel Aviv) at 20:00.

“100 Years to the Communist Party, featuring Tamar Gozansky, Muhammad Barakeh and Adam Eli – Past, Present, Musical Selections, and Bits of Historical Documentation.”

Two former MKs from Hadash, Tamar Gozansky and the head of the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel...

The WPC expresses its active solidarity with the people of Iran - and especially the working people, the youth and women - engaged in the struggle for peace, democratic people’s rights and social justice in Iran. We express our support to the protests on the occasion of the extreme increase of the fuel prices, which show the accumulated social problems.
The WPC is deeply troubled with the...

Hadash welcomed the announcement by the Chief Prosecutor of the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, on Friday December 20, that her office is going to proceed with an investigation into the situation in Palestine in relation to Israeli crimes against the occupied Palestinian people.

“Today, I announce that following a thorough, independent and objective...

Tens of thousands of Palestinian West Bank households, medical centers, businesses, banks and educational facilities in Ramallah were without electrical power for three full hours on Sunday, December 15, after the Israeli Electricity Company (IEC), in a step supported by the Israeli’s government, cut power to main power supply points served by the Palestinian-owned Jerusalem District...

A survey on the general public’s satisfaction with the primary care they receive from their family physician conducted by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) with the help of iPanel reveals significant gaps between Jews and Arabs.

The survey, which included 600 respondents across a geographically representative sample, shows significant gaps between the Jewish and Arab sectors with respect to...

Shots were fired on Friday, December 13, at the home of the mayor of Sakhnin, an Arab city in the Galilee, Dr. Safuat Abu Riya, and his car was torched.

At the time of the attack, Abu Riya (a member of Hadash) was abroad. While fortunately no casualties were reported, in addition to his burned vehicle there was property damage to his home. Police have arrested two suspects, aged 22 and 23...

Israel will not allow any Palestinian Christian residents of the Gaza Strip to visit the West Bank or East Jerusalem for Christmas, the military liaison to the Palestinians has announced, purportedly “for security reasons.”

Israel will issue permits for residents of the Palestinian coastal enclave to travel abroad during the upcoming Christian festival, but not to Israel or the West Bank, a...

Israel’s Blue & White centrist party led by MK Benny Gantz is increasing its lead over far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, according to a pre-election poll released Friday, December 13, by Israel Hayom, the free newspaper published by the American Republican and pro-Netanyahu billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

If the elections for the 23rd Knesset —

Israelis will return to the ballot box for the third consecutive national election in 11 months on March 2 after its top politicians failed yet again to build a governing coalition, in the latest twist in a sprawling and unprecedented crisis that has left the country in political limbo for a year. According the law, the Knesset was automatically dispersed at midnight on Wednesday, December 11...

Yet another hate-crime “Price Tag” attack took place in East Jerusalem’s Palestinian Shu’afat neighborhood early Monday morning, December 9. At the scene, Arab residents found more than 160 damaged vehicles, including racist graffiti spray-painted by far-right assailants on cars as well as on homes in the area. Hate-inspired slogans included: “Arabs=enemies,” “No place for enemies in our...

The Iraqi poet Ali Najim al-Lami, a member of the Iraqi Communist Party, was assassinated in Baghdad on Tuesday night, 10 December 2019.

He was shot dead in Al-Shaab district as he was returning home from Tahrir Square in central Baghdad where he had been an active participant in the ongoing popular Uprising since it erupted on 1 October 2019.

Al-Lami, a well-known poet, was mourned by the...

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