Adalah's Newsletter Volume 56, January 2009


Volume 56, January 2009
Political Participation Rights
  Supreme Court (SCt) cancels Central Elections Committee's decision to disqualify Arab political parties from running in Knesset elections on 10 February 2009
Adalah's General Director Attorney Hassan Jabareen discusses the attempt to disqualify Arab political parties
Israeli Military Attack on Gaza

SCt rejects petitions filed by human rights organizations concerning attacks against medical teams, evacuation of the wounded, and repair of electricity and water systems

Human rights organizations demand criminal investigations by Israel into the bombing of two UNRWA schools in Gaza resulting in dozens of civilian deaths 

Special Report: Attack on Gaza
Legal action, international advocacy initiatives, Gaza blog, harassment of anti-war demonstrators in Israel

Cultural Rights
  Adalah petitions Supreme Court against ban on the import of Arabic books published in Syria or Lebanon
Land and Planning Rights 
Following Adalah’s petition, Supreme Court orders state to respond as to why admissions committees which overwhelming exclude Arab citizens of Israel from living in community towns are legal

After Adalah’s appeal Safad Municipality issues bid for works to connect Arab neighborhood of Akbara to sewage system 
After 12 years Jewish community town of Kamoun still obstructing Arab Sawa'ed family from obtaining building permits for their land

 Employment Rights
Carmiel Municipality lifts ban on driving lessons in the town on Saturdays and Jewish holidays following Adalah's petition

  Adalah’s Newsletter is a monthly publication issued in Arabic, Hebrew and English. It highlights Adalah’s main activities, provides analysis of human rights issues, and links to new reports. Suggestions, articles and commentaries from our readers are welcome. View previous volumes

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