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In October 2008, a delegation comprised of the general secretaries of Arab political parties in Israel and academics and political activists traveled to South Africa to participate in an intensive...
In 2008, the Israeli Parliament (the Knesset) considered many new pieces of "anti-Arab" legislation, several of which have been enacted into law. Some of these new laws and proposed bills are...
Several months ago, the media published a news item about the Ministry of Education’s plan to remove Arabic language studies from the core curricula of Hebrew-language schools. The article...
Following the Israeli Supreme Court’s ruling in 1999 prohibiting torture, it seemed – or at least we hoped – that the era of torture in Israel was over, and with it the shameful complicity of...
The detainees at Guantánamo Bay have collectively become Kafka’s “man” who waits at the door until he is on the verge of death. When the man asks the doorkeeper why, even though everyone...
The protest by Arab citizens of Israel against the State Prosecutor's Office decision to indict ten young Arabs from Shafa’amr for attacking Natan Zada is appropriate. It is a protest against the...
During its last term, the Knesset’s debated a “marathon” of racist laws before retiring for the Passover holidays, after having fulfilled its national obligations to the utmost degree. On 29...
On 14 May 1948, the city of Jaffa fell; of the close to 100,000 Palestinians who had lived in the city until that time, less than 4,000 remained. The people of Jaffa were congregated into the Al...
In practice, the Citizenship Law creates three hierarchical paths for receiving citizenship in Israel: The first, the highest rung on the hierarchical ladder, is reserved for Jews under the Law of...
This month Israel celebrated its 60th anniversary and a panoply of politicians and celebrities honored its achievements. The star attraction at the official celebrations was undoubtedly George...
In this short article, I will discuss the legal culture of the state’s agents, who represent the official positions of Israel in cases regarding discrimination against the Arab national minority....
The metaphor of the Gaza Strip as the world’s largest prison is unfortunately outdated. Israel now treats the Strip more like a zoo. For running a prison is about constraining or repressing...
Who will promote democracy and human rights in Annapolis?
Dozens of UN resolutions and calls by the international community to end Israel’s prolonged occupation and to enable the Palestinian people to exercise their right of self-determination have...
I argue here that 1967 and 1948 are not so different; both are variables. “Reality” and “History” are human productions. There is nothing natural, immutable or deterministic about them. In...
Without a doubt the law enforcement authorities, which believe that integrity can be disregarded when it comes to the interests of Arab citizens, have also adopted a discriminatory policy in their...
To mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, 17th April, Adalah’s Media Coordinator Amal Ziadah interviews former political prisoner Areej Shahbari, a Palestinian woman from Nazareth
The Israeli planning system adopted the Zionist ideology that perceives Jewish settlement throughout the state as a supreme goal, which also has the practical purpose of achieving geopolitical...
Kol al-Arab: Why is Adalah proposing a constitution, even if it is entitled “Democratic”? Are you aware that there is no chance of Israel adopting it in the current circumstances? Marwan Dalal:...
The basic contents of the “Democratic Constitution”, issued by Adalah, fall into two fields. The first field relates to general rights in the state and the rights of the Palestinians in Israel...