LFI responds to revelations that the government’s PA curriculum review has examined the wrong textbooks

LFI has expressed deep concern about the latest revelations concerning a UK government-backed review on incitement to violence in the Palestinian Authority’s school curriculum. The review appears to have mistakenly studied school books used by Israeli-Arab children, not Palestinian pupils, while three-quarters of the textbooks in an unpublished interim report are not taught in Palestinian schools. The[…]

In Brief: Israel covid death toll rises as ministers consider easing weekend rules

Israel saw the deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic this week, as ministers prepared to meet today to consider a relaxation of some weekend restrictions. On Tuesday, the Health Ministry announced that 15 people died on Monday, the highest single-day death toll since the pandemic began. Three more deaths Wednesday morning brought the death toll to[…]

In Brief: Likud party “approaching bankruptcy” as it fires staff and sells assets

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party is “approaching bankruptcy”, a former official has told the Jerusalem Post. The party is believed to be firing staff, facing huge debts to the banks and suppliers, and considering selling assets. The Likud, which has led Israel’s government since 2009, is believed to have been hit hard financially by the country’s[…]

In Brief: Israel offers assistance to Lebanon following Beirut port disaster

Israel made an unprecedented offer of humanitarian assistance to Lebanon on Tuesday evening following the Beirut port explosion in which over 100 people are feared dead and 4,000 injured. A number of Israeli hospitals also offered to take in and treat those injured in the disaster. Several Beirut hospitals were badly damaged in the blast,[…]

Analysis: Israel’s anti-Bibi protests grow in size 

Thousands of Israelis joined demonstrations calling for Benjamin Netanyahu’s resignation on Saturday night. An estimated 10,000 people rallied outside the prime minister’s official residence in Jerusalem – the largest gathering yet since the wave of protests started six weeks ago. There were also demonstrations in Tel Aviv and Haifa, outside Netanyahu’s villa in Caesarea, and[…]