A demonstration in Haifa led by groups working with disabled Palestinians makes connections between the murder of Eyad al-Halaq and the Black Lives Matter movement.
The corona crisis in Israel has revealed the state’s reliance on secret police, often making errors in identification, and the denial of lifesaving equipment to Palestinians. Here are some heart-breaking examples of what Apartheid looks like at the time of Corona.
Yoav Haifawi: “Even as I hate Netanyahu for all that Israel is doing to the Palestinians, I must say I find some joy to watch how he kicks the shit out of Israel’s self-serving elites.”
Yoav Haifawi sends an update on the activities of the One Democratic State campaign, including a day-long conference that was recently held in Haifa that reflected growing interest in the idea of a single democratic state with equal rights for all its citizens.
The remand hearing in the trial of Raja Eghbarieh, former secretary-general of Abnaa al-Balad movement, who is accused of “incitement to terrorism” following publications on Facebook, has become a fascinating legal battle that raises fundamental questions about the policy of the Israeli police and prosecution regarding the freedom of expression of Palestinian citizens of Israel.
The One Democratic State campaign will launch in the Fall, a groundbreaking alternative to the stagnation of the two-state solution. Here is a behind the scenes look at how organizers debated their political positions and hashed out practical steps to to move idea of a democratic solution to the center of political discourse.
Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour is to be sentenced for incitement for her Facebook posts on July 31. The case began with a mistaken arrest, but her conviction was no mistake, reflecting Israel’s need to punish any proud Palestinian. “Terrorists are always everywhere in Israeli consciousness wherever Palestinian resistance is mentioned,” writes Yoav Haifawi.
Yoav Hifawi visits Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour to see how her story fits within the context of the Palestinian Nakba. What he discovered is Dareen is the descendant of Palestinians who were displaced from their villages during the Nakba, one of which fell after a brutal massacre.
On March 21, activist Yifat Doron slapped a military prosecutor during a hearing in the case of Nariman Tamimi, mother of Ahed Tamimi, who will spend 8 months in prison for slapping an Israeli soldier in her occupied village. Doron spent only two days in jail, because she is classified by the state as Jewish. The double standard speaks volumes.
Hundreds of Palestinians are arrested, interrogated, and sentenced to Israeli prisons for their pronouncements made on Facebook each year. But the most absurd case of them is that of poet Dareen Tatour. Yoav Haifawi reports from an solidarity event with Tatour in Jaffa: “the wall of silence and denial on the part of the Israeli government fell altogether when supporters of Dareen Tatour called for an artistic solidarity event in the Jaffa (Yaffa) Theatre on August 30, 2017. And when the walls fell, we faced a wave of threats and inciting language from top Israeli politicians printed in Israeli mainstream media.”