ACRI in the News

ACRIinews

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel stands at the forefront of protecting human rights in Israel and the OPT. ACRI recognizes the crucial role that media plays in shaping and informing public opinion and debate around current human rights issues and developments. ACRI’s work appears on a daily basis in a wide range of domestic and international print, broadcast, and electronic media outlets.

 

October

Israeli Artists, Academics Protest National Theater Performance in West Bank

By: Yair Ashkenazi, Haaretz, 25 October 2016

Topics: Anti-Democratic Initiatives

 

Israel delays Bedouin council local elections for five months amid voter eligibility dispute

By: Almog Ben Zikri, Haaretz, 14 October 2016

Topics: Negev Bedouins and Unrecognized Villages

 

Ministry’s bid to fine Israeli artists who ‘boycott’ settlements taken to court

By: Yair Ashkenazi, Haaretz, 6 October 2016

Topics: Anti-Democratic Initiatives

 

Miri Regev’s culture policy once again under fire, High Court petitioned

By: Yair Altman, Yisrael Hayom, 5 October 2016

 

September

Denying Palestinian laborers access to justice

By: +972 Magazine, Sawsan Zaher, 30 October 2016

Topics: The Occupied Territories

 

Citing national security, Israel likely to keep army file on Palestinian refugees from 1948 sealed

By: Barak Ravid, Haaretz, 20 September 2016

Topics: Anti-Democratic Initiatives

 

Reform Movement petitions for legal action against Tzfat Rabbi

By: Arutz Sheva, 14 September 2016

Topics: Anti-Democratic Initiatives

 

Police visit Negev Bedouin leaders to mark Eid al-Adha

By: Eliyahu Kamisher, Jerusalem Post, 14 September 2016

Topics: Negev Bedouins and Unrecognized Villages

 

Groups warn of ‘humanitarian crisis’ if Israel introduces contentious asylum-seekers plan

By: Ilan Lior, Haaretz, 13 September 2016

Topics: Refugees and Asylum Seekers

 

Despite court decision, Jerusalem has not built 2,000 classrooms for Arab neighborhoods

By: Nir Hasson, Haaretz, 6 September 2016

Topics: East JerusalemThe Right to Education

 

In the Jewish state, most prisoners are Arabs

By: Noam Rotem, +972, 2 September 2016

Topics: Arab citizens of IsraelDiscrimination

 

ָAugust

New bills seek to criminalize fat-shaming, discrimination

By: Sue Surkes, Times of Israel, 22 August 2016

Topics: Discrimination

 

Health minister fighting for nursing reform

By: Ynet, 15 August 2016

Topics:  Right to Health

 

After being shot, this Israeli photographer refused to turn a blind eye to victims

By: Tali Mayer, Haaretz, 12 August 2016

Topics: East Jerusalem

 

Common-law spouses of Israelis can now naturalize without renouncing previous citizenship

By: Omri Efraim, Ynet, 7 August 2016

Topics: Citizenship and ResidencyLGBT rights

 

Israel to offer East Jerusalem schools renovation bonus – But only if they ditch Palestinian textbooks

By: Nir Hasson, Haaretz, 7 August 2016

Topics: East Jerusalem

 

Civil rights group: MK Yehuda Glick should be compensated for Temple Mount ban

By: Nir Hasson, Haaretz, 1 August 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

July

Israel approves controversial new Bedouin town in Negev desert

By: Almog Ben Zikri, Haaretz, 25 July 2016

Topics: Negev Bedouins and Unrecognized Villages

 

Palestinian village in the West Bank could soon cease to exist with Israeli ruling

By: The National, 23 July 2016

Topics: The Occupied Territories

 

Israeli parliament passes controversial impeachment law

By: BBC News, 20 July 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

Health groups blast gov’t plan to boost public medicine

By: Judy Siegel, Jerusalem Post, 20 July 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties, The right to health

 

Israeli parliament passes controversial legislation allowing MP expulsion

By: Peter Beaumont, The Guardian, 20 July 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

Israeli Parliament passes law enabling ouster of legislators

By: Isabel Kershner, New York Times, 19 July 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

Be’er Sheva Gay Pride Parade canceled in protest of police diverting route

By: Almog Ben Zikri, Haaretz, 14 July 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil LibertiesLGBT rights

 

Gay pride parade diverted from Israeli city’s main road over ‘threats, hurt religious feelings’

By: Almog Ben Zikri, Haaretz, 13 July 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties, LGBT rights

 

Beersheba pride parade called off after court orders march rereouted

By: Tamar Pillegi, Times of Israel, 13 July 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil LibertiesLGBT rights

 

UN’s Ban calls NGO law ‘deeply troubling’

By: Lahav Harkov, Jerusalem Post, 12 July 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties,

 

Border police deliberately provoke Palestinians in East Jerusalem, Internal reports say

By: Nir Hasson, Haaretz, 12 July 2016

Topics: East Jerusalem

 

NGOs protest planned reform for Israeli Arab teachers

By: Yarden Skop, Haaretz, 11 July 2016

Topics: Racism and Discrimination,

 

June

Israel’s ‘non-lethal’ sponge-tipped bullets cause serious harm to Palestinians

By: The National, 29 June 2016

Topics: East Jerusalem

 

Shin Bet Eases Stance on Questioning Israeli Political Activists Following Petition

By: Sharon Pulwer, Haaretz, 14 June 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

The lost children of Israel’s foreign workers

By: Yuval Avivi, Al-Monitor, 8 June 2016

Topics: Migrant Workers

 

Israel to stop depriving people receiving financial aid from family of welfare allowances

By: Lee Yaron, Haaretz, 8 June 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

Israeli military may do about-face on letting soldiers go to protests

By: Gili Cohen, Haaretz, 6 June 2016

Topics: Right to Protest

 

May

Deri asks court to revoke Israeli-Arab terrorist’s citizenship

By: Yonah Jeremy Bob, Jerusalem Post, 29 May 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

Facing down Breaking the Silence, Israel tries to play the underdog

By: Alma Biblash, +972, 24 May 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

Rights group: Police collecting intel by ‘visiting’ E. J’lem homes at 3am

By: Nir Hasson, Haaretz, 23 May 2016

Topics: East Jerusalem

 

Israel demands names of soldiers who blew whistle on Gaza ‘war crimes’ to Breaking the Silence

By: Naomi Zeveloff, Forward, 22 May 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

State investigators admit Palestinian killed by sponge-tipped bullet but won’t charge Israeli officer

By: Nir Hasson, Haaretz, 17 May 2016

Topics: East Jerusalem

 

April

Sharp rise in the number of Palestinian children in prison

By: Sharon Pulwer, Haaretz, 24 April 2016

Topics: Child rights

 

Israel to expel 20 migrant worker families after six years of legal limbo

By: Ilan Lior, Haaretz, 22 April 2016

Topics: Migrant Workers

 

Jaffa luxury apartments said offered to Jewish buyers only

By: Tamar Pileggi, Times of Israel, 18 April 2016

Topics: Racism and DiscriminationRight to Housing

 

Palestinian neighbourhood, abandoned by Jerusalem, paves its own road

By: Nir Hasson, Haaretz, 12 April 2016

Topics: East Jerusalem

 

More work to do

By: Zach Sagorin, Jewish Independent, 1 April 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

March

Israel’s Knesset just voted on a very dangerous law for democracy

By: Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man, +972, 29 March 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

Sharon Abraham-Weiss wants a more democratic Israel

By: Sheri Shefa, The Canadian Jewish News, 28 March 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

Police call Ethiopian-Israeli activists with friendly warning ahead of demonstration

By: Ilan Lior, Haaretz, 20 March 2016

Topics: Right to Protest

 

What’s an Egyptian Diva doing in Jerusalem?

JPost Podcast: A road by any other name, 17 March 2016

Includes an interview of Ronit Sela.

Topics: East Jerusalem

 

You can never know what weapons police are using in Israel

By: Natasha Roth, +972, 17 March 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

14 years after Court ruling, Arabic signage remains rare in Tel Aviv

By: Ilan Lior, Haaretz, 14 March 2016

Topics: Racism and DiscriminationArab citizens of Israel

 

Shin Bet to quit asking academic institutions for alumni lists

By: Chaim Levinson, Haaretz, 13 March 2016

Topics: Right to Privacy

 

Crowd-control weapons causing increase in severe injuries in East Jerusalem

By: Natasha Rowland, i24news, 13 March 2016

Topics: East Jerusalem

 

Palestinian casualties rise as Israel police up usage of foam-tipped bullets

By: Nir Hasson, Haaretz, 13 March 2016

Topics: East Jerusalem

 

ACRI: State cannot ignore defending Bedouin in unrecognized villages from rockets

By: Yonah Jeremy Bob, Jerusalem Post, 13 March 2016

Topics: Negev Bedouins and Unrecognized Villages

 

For electronic bus stop signs, Arab speakers must wait till August

By: Ilan Lior, Haaretz, 11 March 2016

Topics: Racism and DiscriminationArab citizens of Israel

 

Deri boosts freedom of press, canceling British Mandate-era Press Ordinance

By: Lahav Harkov, Jerusalem Post, 11 March 2016

Topics: Freedom of Expression

 

A first in Israel: Construction firm fined for racist ad

By: Yaron Lee, Haaretz, 8 March 2016

Topics: Racism and DiscriminationRight to Housing

 

February

Activists: Hebrew-only bus signs show gap vis-a-vis Arab citizens

By: Jonathan Lis & Noa Shpigel, Haaretz, 23 February 2016

Topics: Racism and Discrimination, Arab citizens of Israel

 

New law will regulate rights of foster parents and children in Israel

By: Lee Yaron, Haaretz, 23 February 2016

Topics: The right to family

 

Israel objects to building school in East Jerusalem, says it would endanger nearby police station

By: Nir Hasson, Haaretz, 11 February 2016

Topics: East Jerusalem, The Right to Education

 

Israel NGO bill, seen as targeting left-wing groups, crosses first hurdle

By: Jeffrey Heller, Reuters, 8 February 2016

Topics: Anti-Democratic Initiatives

 

Stop-and-frisk’ bill gets final approval

By: Omri Efraim, Ynetnews, 2 February 2016

Topics: Anti-Democratic InitiativesRacism and Discrimination

 

Knesset okays cops to stop and frisk without reasonable suspicion

By: Times of Israel, 2 February 2016

Topics: Anti-Democratic Initiatives, Racism and Discrimination

 

January

Israel’s new McCarthyism

By: Peter Dreier, The American Prospect, 31 January 2016

Topics: Anti-Democratic Initiatives

 

Israeli right goes after Israeli left in brawl over NGOs and art

By: William Booth and Ruth Eglash, The Washington Post, 29 January 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties, Freedom of Expression

 

The discriminatory face of Israel’s second legal system

By: Haaretz, 25 January 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

From ‘labeling’ NGOs to police pat-downs to Shabbat bans, Knesset bills make waves

By: Marissa Newman, Times of Israel, 25 January 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

MKs to vote on limited ‘stop and frisk’ bill

By: Lahav Harkov & Yonah Jeremy Bob, Jerusalem Post, 13 January 2016

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

Attorney General to probe Education Ministry’s book blackball

By: Sue Surkes, Times of Israel, 4 January 2016

Topics: Right to Education

 

December

Young Israelis do whatever it takes to buy a home

By: Yuval Avivi, Al Monitor, 28 December 2015

Topics: Right to Housing

 

Shin Bet announces ‘development’ in Duma investigation

By: Times of Israel, 20 December 2015

 

ACRI: Recent terror wave led to infringement on rights, excessive use of force

By: Lidar Gravé-Lazi, Jerusalem Post, 20 December 2015

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

Shin Bet responds to attempts at ‘slander’

By: Elisha Ben Kimon, Ynetnews, 17 December 2015

 

Report points to an increase in human rights violations in Israel

By: Tova Tzimuki, Ynetnews, 11 December 2015

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

Israeli rights association slams government’s response to terror wave

By: Menahem Kahana, i24news, 10 December 2015

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

Israel seeing ‘alarming’ human rights trends – report

By: Raoul Wootliff, Times of Israel, 10 December 2015

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

ACRI report: Government response to wave of violence shows ‘worrisome trend’ on human rights

By: Yonah Jeremy Bob, Jerusalem Post, 10 December 2015

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

Settler’s protest Shin Bet’s treatment of Jewish suspect in Duma attack

By: Ben Hartman, Jerusalem Post, 10 December 2015

 

ACRI: Regev lacks authority to cut funds to Nakba Film Festival

By: Yonah Jeremy Bob, Jerusalem Post, 7 December 2015

Topics: Artistic Freedom, Freedom of Expression

 

ACRI petitions Court against ‘discriminatory’ real estate company

By: Lidar Grave-Lazi, Jerusalem Post, 7 December 2015

Topics: Right to Housing, Discrimination

 

Activists say not liable for Israel Gas protest violations

By: Ilan Lior, Haaretz, 4 December 2015

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

November

Money for Nothing? Court: Income support not to be docked if family helps pay the rent

By: Lee Yaron, Haaretz, 23 November 2015

Topics: Right to Housing

 

New Jewish settlements planned ‘on top of’ Bedouin villages

By: Natasha Roth, +972, 23 November 2015

Topics: Negev Bedouins and Unrecognized Villages

 

Israel seeks to jail offenders as young as 12

By: Nir Hasson, Haaretz, 11 November 2015

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

For foreigners in common-law marriages with Israelis, life may become more expensive

By: Ilan Lior, Haaretz, 9 November 2015

Topics: The Right to Equality

 

Palestinians, civil rights lawyers accuse Jerusalem Police of wanton shootings

By: Nir Hasson, Haaretz, 5 November 2015

Topics: East Jerusalem

 

October

NGOs: Israeli government must halt revocation of residency status

By: Middle East Monitor, 19 October 2015

Topics: East Jerusalem

 

Israeli cabinet backs Bill allowing Police to frisk anyone

By: Jonathan Lis, Haaretz, 18 October 2015

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

Israel’s crackdown on protesters is illegal, costly and relentless

By: The Conversation, 15 October 2015

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties,  Freedom of Expression

 

September

Should Palestinian parents pay for minors’ rock throwing?

By: Yonah Jeremy Bob, Jerusalem Post, 25 September 2015

Topics: East Jerusalem

 

Israel police plans crackdown on East Jerusalem in bid to curb stone-throwing

By: Yaniv Kubovich and Yair Ettinger, Haaretz, 17 September 2015

Topics: East Jerusalem

 

High Court to State: Explain plan to raze West Bank Bedouin village

By: Amira Hass, Haaretz, 11 September 2015

Topics: Negev Bedouins and Unrecognized Villages

 

August

‘JPost Editorial: Detention without trial’

26 August 2015

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties, Due Process

 

‘Leftist NGO Demands Municipal Halls for Nakba Film Festival

by Shlomo Pitrokovosky – Arutz Sheva 7, 26 August 2015

Topics: Freedom of Expression

 

‘In order to solve the conflict, we need to modify the discourse about the other’

by Hayah Goldlist-Eichler – Jerusalem Post, 18 August 2015

Topics: Right to Education

 

A Decade Behind the Wall: Jerusalem’s 100,000 Outcasts

by Nir Hasson – Haaretz, 13 August 2015

Topics: East Jerusalem

 

3 rightists detained as authorities crack down on Jewish extremists

by Israel Hayom, 9 August 2015

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties, Anti-Democratic Initiatives

 

Now Playing in Israel: Film Censorship

by Nirit Anderman – Haaretz, 5 August 2015

Topics: Freedom of Expression, Anti-Democratic Initiatives

 

Security Cabinet OK’s Administrative Detention of Jewish Terror Suspects

by Gili Cohen – Haaretz, 2 August 2015

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties, Anti-Democratic Initiatives

 

July

Israel passes law allowing force feeding force-feeding of prisoners

by L’Agence France Presse- Yahoo News, 30 July 2015

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

How Israel uses water to control Palestinian life

by Charlotte Silver – The Nation, 24 July 2015

Topics: East Jerusalem, Right to Housing

 

Israeli artists sound alarm over growing censorship

by Melanie Goodfellow – ScreenDaily, 24 July 2015

Topics: Freedom of Expression

 

Spurious Jewish State narrative mars asylum debate

by Mira Sucharov – Haaretz, 24 July 2015

Topics: Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

 

Jerusalem municipality refuses to serve areas behind the Separation Barrier

The Middle East Monitor, 22 July 2015

Topics: East Jerusalem, Right to Health
Israeli high court lets specialty schools charge hefty fees

by Yarden Skop – The Jerusalem Post, 19 July 2015

Topics: Right to Education

 

High court to state: Broaden plans to defend Southern Bedouins, report back within 60 days

by Yonah Jeremy Bob – The Jerusalem Post, 7 July 2015

Topics: Negev Bedouins and Unrecognized Villages

 

Court moves to solve E. Jerusalem water crisis to prevent ‘humanitarian disaster’

by Nir Hasson – Haaretz, 4 July 2015

Topics: Right to Health, East Jerusalem, Arab Minority Rights

 

Police admit they don’t escort ambulances to Palestinian Jerusalem suburbs

by Nir Hasson – Haaretz, 1 July 2015

Topics: Right to Health, East Jerusalem, Arab Minority Rights

 

June

Israeli ministers must remember: Free speech is the life breath of democracy

by Emmanuel Gross – Haaretz, 28 June 2015

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties, Freedom of Expression

 

Regev Freezes Funds for Arab Theater al-Midan

by Reuters, Ran Boker – Ynet News, 16 June 2015

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties, Freedom of Expression

 

Civil rights body slams Shin Bet for asking data on university grads

by Revital Hovel – Haaretz, 15 June 2015

Topics: Anti-Democratic Initiviates

 

Israeli government approves bill to force feed prisoners on hunger strike

by Ido Efrati and Jonathan Li – Haaretz, 14 June 2015

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

Thorny Questions in Israel About Where Palestinians Live and What They Learn

by Mira Sucharov – The Globe and Mail, 12 June 2015

Topics: Arab Citizens of Israel, Arab Minority Rights

 

Ministers Back Bill Canceling Need to Film Terrorists’ Interrogations

by Lahav Harkov – The Jerusalem Post, 7 June 2015

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties, Due Process

 

May

 

Municipality, ACRI Debate Causes for Growing Poverty in East Jerusalem

by Robert Swift – Ynet News, 24 May 2015 and Jewish Journal (with permission from the Media Line)

Topics: East Jerusalem,  Provision of Services

 

Playing With Fire: IDF to Use New Weapon on West Bank Protests

by Natasha Roth – +972 Magazine, 22 May 2015

Topics: The Occupied Territories, Use of Force

 

Decades of Neglect Leave East Jerusalem Mired in Poverty, Violence

by Charlie Hoyle – Ma’an News Agency, 18 May 2015

Topics: East Jerusalem,  Provision of Services

 

Infographic: East Jerusalem by the Numbers, 2015

by +972 Resources – +972 Magazine, 17 May 2015

Topics: East Jerusalem,  Provision of Services

 

For Jerusalem’s Palestinians, A City of Poverty and Division

by Natasha Roth – +972 Magazine, 17 May, 2015

Topics: East Jerusalem, Provision of Services

 

A Celebration of Jerusalem’s Unification Helps Point Up Its Divisions

by Diaa Hadid – The New York Times, 17 May 2015

Topics: East Jerusalem, Provision of Services

 

75% of Palestinians Live in Poverty in East Jerusalem

Buenos Aires Herald, 14 May 2015

Topics: East Jerusalem, Provision of Services

 

75% of East Jerusalem Residents Live Below Poverty Line, Says NGO

by Daniel K. Eisenbud – The Jerusalem  Post, 13 May 2015

Topics: East Jerusalem,  Provision of Services

 

Israel Jails Palestinian Who Applauded Militant Attacks on Facebook

by Diaa Hadid – The New York Times, 12 May 2015

Topics: Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

April

 

Israeli City Revives Historic Mission to Keep Out Arabs

by Jonathan Cook – Middle East Eye, 27 April 2015

Topics: Arab Citizens of IsraelArab Minority Rights, The Right to Equality

 

Losing Sight of the Consequences of ‘Less-Lethal’ Weapons

by Natasha Roth – +972 Magazine, 12 April 2015

Topics: East Jerusalem, Police and Security Guards, Use of Force

 

March

 

Israel Will Deport Eritrean, Sudanese Refugees to Africa Under New Policy

by Ilan Lior – Haaretz, 31 March 2015

Topics: Refugees and Asylum Seekers, International Humanitarian Law

 

Israel’s New Policy of Hounding Jerusalem Arab Suspects: A Mockery of the Law

by Haaretz Editorial – Haaretz, 11 March 2015

Topics: East Jerusalem, Police and Security Guards, Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

Supreme Court Presses Haifa U. to Lighten Up on Protests

by Yonah Jeremy Bob – The Jerusalem Post, 9 March 2015

Topics: Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

February

 

Israel Police Using New Anti-Riot Gear Without Training

by Nir Hasson – Haaretz, 5 February 2015 

Topics: Police and Security Guards,  East Jerusalem

 

Civil Rights, Doctors’ Organizations Blame Government for ‘Erosion’ of Health System

by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich – The Jerusalem Post, 4 February 2015

Topics: Right to Health,  Social and Economic Rights

 

High Court Hears Petition to Strike Down Refugee Law, Again

by Tamar Pileggi and Times of Israel Staff – Times of Israel, 4 February 2015

Topics: Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Democracy and Civil Liberties, Social and Economic Rights

 

2015: January 

 

Israel Fails to Heat Asylum Seeker Detention Center, Despite Promise

by Ilan Lior – Haaretz, 22 January 2015

Topics:  Refugees and Asylum SeekersInternational Humanitarian Law

 

High Court Raps Jerusalem Over Postal Inequality for Arabs

by Elhanan Miller – The Times of Israel, 20 January 2015

Topics:  East JerusalemProvision of ServicesPlanning and Building Rights

 

High Court Calls for Water Infrastructure Plan for East Jerusalem Neighborhoods

by Sharon Udasin – The Jerusalem Post, 19 January 2015

Topics:  East JerusalemProvision of ServicesWater

 

Israeli High Court of Justice Upholds Law Setting Knesset Cut-Off at 3.25%

by Eliyahu Berkowitz – Jewish Political Updates, 15 January 2015

Topics:  Democracy and Civil LibertiesAnti-Democratic Initiatives Arab Citizens of Israel

 

IDF Prosecutors to Decide on Gaza War Probes, Attorney General Rules

by Gili Cohen – Haaretz, 13 January 2015

Topics:  Gaza StripUse of Force International Humanitarian Law

 

December

 

Two Israeli Rappers Cleared of Incitement Charges

by Jack Khoury – Haaretz, 24 December 2014

Topics:  Freedom of ExpressionArab Citizens of Israel Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

Judges Aren’t Cogs in the Occupation, They’re the Oil Keeping it Going

by Haggai Matar – 972 Magazine, 22 December 2014

Topics: Social and Economic RightsThe Occupied TerritoriesThe Right to Equality

 

High Court Issies Injunction Halting New Detentions of Asylum-Seekers

by Ilan Lior – Haaretz, 18 December 2014

Topics:  Refugees and Asylum-SeekersSocial and Economic Rights 

 

The Peace Deficit

by William Bell – The Huffington Post, 15 December 2014

Topics:  The Occupied TerritoriesArab Citizens of Israel Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

ACRI: Operation Protective Edge Harmed Freedom of Speech and Boosted Israeli Racism

by Lidar Gravé-Lazi – The Jerusalem Post, 11 December 2014

Topics: Freedom of ExpressionRacism and DiscriminationGaza Strip 

 

Who Are East Jerusalem’s Permanent Residents?

by Ariel David – Haaretz, 9 December 2014

Topics: East JerusalemCitizenship and ResidencyArab Citizens of Israel

 

Israel to Establish First Juvenile Courts in Palestinian Territories

by Tova Tzimuki – Ynet News, 5 December 2014

Topics: The Occupied TerritoriesDue ProcessDemocracy and Civil Liberties

 

November

 

East Jerusalem Under ‘Collective Punishment’

by Gregg Carlstrom – Al Jazeera, 17 November 2014

Topics: East JerusalemUse of ForcePolice and Security Guards

 

Police Spray Putrid Water on Palestinian Homes, Schools

by Haggai Matar – 972 Magazine, 15 November 2014

Topics: East JerusalemUse of ForceHealth and EnvironmentPolice and Security Guards

 

Narrowing the Housing Gap

by Zach Sagorin – Jewish Independent, 14 November 2014

Topics: Social and Economic RightsHousing Rights

 

Army Instructed to Use Live Ammunition Against Protestors Who Use Fireworks

by International Middle East Media Center, 13 November 2014

Topics: Use of Force, East Jerusalem

 

Revoking Knesset Seats or Citizenship: Understandable, but Undemocratic

by Raphael Ahren – The Times of Israel, 11 November 2014

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties, Anti-Democratic Initiatives, Freedom of Expression

 

October

 

Attorney Dan Yakir Celebrates 25 Years with ACRI

by New Israel Fund, 24 October 2014

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties, Due Process

 

AG Weinstein objects to bill to override High Court

by Revital Hovel, 23 October 2014

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties, Anti-Democratic InitiativesRefugees and Asylum Seekers

 

August

 

Israeli Civil Rights Groups Multiply 

by Nicola Christie – Jewish Quarterly, 23 August 2014

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties

 

Israeli rights group B’Tselem now off limits for national civilian service

by Gili Cohen – Ha’aretz, 14 August 2014

Topics: Democracy and Civil LibertiesAnti-Democratic Initiatives, Due Process

 

Has the Hannibal Protocol run its course?

By Mitch Ginsburg – The Times of Israel, 12 August 2014

Topics: Gaza Strip, Use of Force

 

War In Gaza Tests Israel’s Tolerance for Dissent

By Daniel Estrin – NPR, 2 August 2014

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties, Freedom of Expression

 

Israeli Arab reinstated at job after suspension over anti-IDF Facebook post

By JTA Staff – Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 1 August 2014

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties, Freedom of Expression

 

July
Under fire, Israel must still stand up for human rights

By Brian Lurie – Haaretz, 20 July 2014

Topics: Democracy and Civil Liberties, The Right to Equality, Social and Economic Rights, Human Rights Education

 

Israel’s Bedouin: Civilians in death alone

By Mya Guarnieri – +972 Magazine, 20 July 2014

Topics: Negev Bedouins and Unrecognized Villages

NGOs petition Supreme Court to protect Beduin from rockets

By Ariel Ben Solomon – The Jerusalem Post, 18 July 2014

Topics: Negev Bedouins and Unrecognized Villages

‘When the sirens sound we have nowhere to hide’

By Elhanan Miller – The Times of Israel, 18 July 2014

Topics: Negev Bedouins and Unrecognized Villages

ACRI protests ‘excessive force’ by police during Jerusalem riots

By Daniel K. Einsenbud- The Jerusalem Post, 16 July 2014

Topics: Arab Minority Rights, Freedom of Expression

Monument to murdered Palestinian teen vandalized for second time

By Nir Hasson – Haaretz, 12 July 2014

Topics: Arab Minority Rights

 

Murder of Palestinian teen ratchets up tension in East Jerusalem

By Christa Case Bryant – The Christian Science Monitor, 2 July 2014

Topics: East Jerusalem, Arab Minority Rights,Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

June

No man’s land beyond the concrete wall: Life for thousands of Palestinians in “united Jerusalem”

By Shaiya Rothberg – Times of Israel, 29 June 2014

Topics: East Jerusalem, Separation Barrier and Freedom of Movement, 3 Houses Film

 

Minister to unveil special panel’s recommendations for boosting public health system

By Judy Seigel-Itzkovich – The Jerusalem Post, 24 June 2014

Topics: The Right to Health

 

Human rights groups: Don’t punish Palestinian masses
By Stuart Winer – Times of Israel, 22 June 2014

Topics: The Occupied TerritoriesThe Use of ForceFreedom of Movement

 

Blogger arrested for revealing official’s finances

By Or Kashti – Haaretz, 18 June 2014

Topics: Freedom of Expression

 

Responsibility for unstable water supply in east Jerusalem still unclear

By  Sharon Udasin and Daniel K. Eisenbud – The Jerusalem Post, 11 June 2014

Topics: East JerusalemProvision of ServicesSeparation Barrier and Freedom of Movement

 

A same-sex couple? Not in my Tel Aviv apartment building

By Judy Maltz – Haaretz, 9 June 2014

Topics: Housing Rights, LGBT Rights

 

Cyber age police-search powers bill passes first reading

By Yonah Jeremy Bob – The Jerusalem Post, 6 June 2014

Topics: Due Process, The Right to Privacy

 

May

 

A No-Man’s Land between Jerusalem and Ramallah

By Linda Gradstein – The Media Line, 28 May 2014

Topics: East Jerusalem, Provision of Services, Separation Barrier and Freedom of Movement

 

Jerusalem Day: Israeli joy, Palestinian woe

i24 News, 28 May 2014

Topics: East Jerusalem, Provision of Services

 

In Jerusalem, ‘Palestinians aren’t allowed to dream’

By Omri Shenhar – +972 Magazine,  28 May, 2014

Topics: East Jerusalem, Provision of Services, Separation Barrier and Freedom of Movement

 

Jerusalem lost 8,750 residents last year, a 20-year record

By Nir Hasson – Haaretz, 28 May 2014

Topics: East Jerusalem, Provision of Services, Separation Barrier and Freedom of Movement

 

ACRI Report: ‘Poverty, blight and neglect’ in east Jerusalem

By Lidar Grave-Lazi – The Jerusalem Post, 26 May 2014

Topics: East Jerusalem, Provision of Services, Separation Barrier and Freedom of Movement

 

Court rejects demand to disclose scope of Shin Bet surveillance

By Ido Efrati – Haaretz, 20 May 2014

Topics: Freedom of Information, Due Process

 

April

 

 

The ‘Fourth Matzo’ for Passover

by Marc Grey – The Forward, 9 April 2014

Topics: Freedom of Expression, Anti-Democratic Initiatives

 

High Court backs longer detention periods for Palestinians than for Israelis

By Revital Hovel – Haaretz, 8 April 2014

Topics: The Occupied Territories, Due Process

 

Thousands of Jerusalem Arabs without water

By Jon Gerberg – Associated Press, 7 April 2014

Topics: East Jerusalem, Provision of Services, Separation Barrier and Freedom of Movement

 

High Court issues mixed ruling on policies for detaining Palestinians

Jerusalem Post, 7 April 2014

Topics: The Occupied Territories, Due Process

 

Israel Post has set up mail distribution centers in East Jerusalem

By Gad Perez – Globes, 6 April 2014

Topics: East Jerusalem, Provision of Services

 

In Some Palestinian Neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, Not Even 17 Liters of Water Per Day

By Hagai El-Ad – The Huffington Post, 1 April 2014

Topics: East Jerusalem, Provision of Services, Separation Barrier and Freedom of Movement

 

Israeli judge questions ‘proportionality’ of law to jail asylum seekers

By Ilan Lior – Haaretz, 1 April 2014

Topics: Refugees and Asylum-Seekers

 

March

 

Jerusalem’s water crisis

By Akiva Eldar – Al-Monitor, 31 March 2014

Topics: East Jerusalem, Provision of Services, Separation Barrier and Freedom of Movement

 

Bedouin lawyer and PhD student: ‘No, I was not raised in a tent’

By Ayelett Shani – Haaretz, 28 March 2014

Topics: The Right to Equality, Negev Bedouins and Unrecognized Villages, Arab Minority Rights

 

Probe all civilian killings, not just the embarrassing ones

By Tamar Feldman – Haaretz, 26 March, 2014

Topics: The Occupied Territories, Use of Force

 

East Jerusalem residents petition High Court over lack of water

By Sharon Udasin – The Jerusalem Post, 26 March 2014

Topics: East Jerusalem, Provision of Services, Separation Barrier and Freedom of Movement

 

After years of humiliation, Israeli Arabs say getting better treatment at airport

By Amira Hass – Haaretz, 26 March 2014

Topics: Racism and Discrimination

 

Two steps forward, one step back: Israel’s new discriminatory health rights for Palestinians

By Michael Omer-Man – +972 Magazine, 25 March 2014

Topics: Citizenship and Residency, Racism and Discrimination, The Right to Health,Family Unifications

 

Court asked to restore water to Arab parts of Jerusalem

By Nir Hasson – Haaretz, 25 March 2014

Topics: East Jerusalem, Provision of Services, Separation Barrier and Freedom of Movement

 

PHOTOS: 13 days without water in East Jerusalem

By Activestills – +972 Magazine, 17 March 2014

Topics: East Jerusalem, Provision of Services, Separation Barrier and Freedom of Movement

 

Israel’s High Court approves Tel Aviv’s kinder, gentler policy on homeless

By Ilan Lior – Haaretz, 17 March 2014

Topics: Housing Rights, Due Process

 

Survey: Who suffers from racism in Israel?

By Lidar Gravie-Lazi – The Jerusalem Post, 17 March 2014

Topics: Human Rights Education

 

High Court approves ground-breaking more sensitive policy to homeless

Yonah Jeremy Bob – The Jerusalem Post, 16 March 2014

Topics: Housing Rights, Due Process

 

Israeli Knesset passes ‘governability’ law

By John Reed – Financial Times, 11 March 2014

Topics: Anti-Democratic Initiatives, Arab Minority Rights

 

Israel set to pass bill on peace deal referendum

By Inna Lazareva – The Telegraph, 11 March 2014

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