Protests in Israel resume after president’s failure to mediate

Protesters wave Israeli flags and shout slogans as they walk along Ayalon main highway during a protest against the Israeli government's plan to reform the justice system, in Tel Aviv, Israel, 16 March 2023. EFE/EPA/ABIR SULTAN

Jerusalem, Mar 16 (EFE).- Hundreds of Israelis on Thursday hit the streets again to decry controversial judicial reforms a day after president Isaac Herzog proposed alternative changes that were rejected by the far-right government. The protests, which the organizers dubbed a “day of resistance to the dictatorship,” began early on the day in more than … Read more

Israeli gov’t steps up demolitions of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem

Two girls play in the Jabal Mukaber neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, 3 March 2023. EFE/ Joan Mas Autonell

By Joan Mas Autonell Jerusalem, Mar 3 (EFE).- Palestinian families watching on as bulldozers guarded by police demolish their homes has long been a common sight in East Jerusalem, but the frequency of forceful evictions has risen sharply since the right-wing Israeli government took power last year. That is what happened to Rateb Mater, a … Read more