Israel cabinet approves anti-democratic Jewish Nation State bill

On Sunday November 23rd the Israeli cabinet approved an anti-democratic bill that would solidify the Jewish nature of the state and strip any real meaning from citizenship of non-Jews in Israel, relegating Israel's Arab citizens to a second-class status. It also aims to remove Arabic as an official language in Israel. The bill in its current state is unlikely to pass in the Knesset but is the precursor to a version to be put forward by Prime Minister Netanyahu in the coming week.

Mayor of Ashkelon bans Arab construction workers from Kindergartens in the city


On Thursday November 20th the Mayor of Ashkelon Itamar Shimoni decided to suspend the employment of Arab workers in all kindergartens untilfurther notice.He called to ban all Arab construction workers from kindergartens in the city while children are present in the school. This move has drawn criticism from organizations and politicians from both coalition and opposition parties.

Mayor of Ashkelon bans Arab construction workers from Kindergartens in the city
Last update : 20/11/2014  
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The Mossawa Center calls for action against police violence and proposed racist legislation in the Knesset


The Mossawa Center's staff will take part and speak in two emergency conferences in the Knesset this week. Mossawa also calls on all citizens of Israel as well as the international community to write to Security Minister Tzipi Livni and President Reuven Rivlin and urge them to call for a full investigation into the shooting of Kheir al-Din al-Hamdan and to put an end to racist legislation aimed at further marginalizing Arab citizens in Israel.

The Mossawa Center calls for action against police violence and proposed racist legislation in the Knesset
Last update : 17/11/2014  
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Keep Khayr Hamdan alive in the media. End police brutality.


No citizen should feel danger rather than protection from their own police force. It is time to stop racial profiling and killing of citizens in our communities and worldwide.

Keep Khayr Hamdan alive in the media. End police brutality.
Last update : 14/11/2014  
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Israeli police using intimidation tactics against youth in response to protests in Kufr Kana and across the north


In response to the demonstrations police have been using tactics of intimidation to deter youth from participating. Their tactics have included entering schools and threatening teachers and students with detention if they are in any way involved with the protests.

Israeli police using intimidation tactics against youth in response to protests in Kufr Kana and across the north
Last update : 12/11/2014  
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Statements from Netanyahu and other ministers against the Arab community feed tensions as general strike is called in the Arab community after Arab Citizen is shot and killed by Israeli police


Statements made this week by Prime Minister Netanyahu and other minsters such as Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch against the Arab community have only served to feed the recent tension and violence in the country. Last week Aharonovitch stated that "the fate of a terrorist who harms civilians is death." A few days later Israeli police shot and killed a man while he was retreating from the officers.

Statements from Netanyahu and other ministers against the Arab community feed tensions as general strike is called in the Arab community after Arab Citizen is shot and killed by Israeli police
Last update : 11/11/2014  
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