Adalah's Newsletter Volume 22, February 2006


Volume 22, February 2006
Supreme Court (SCt.) Accepts Adalah’s Petition, Dismissing Criminal Charges Against MK Dr. Azmi Bishara for his Political Speeches
Adalah Petitions SCt.: Order Banning Renowned Literary Critic Antwan Shalhat from Leaving the Country is Illegal
Articles: The Right to the City, from Makan, Vol. 1
From Rakevet to Neighborhood of Neve-Shalom: Planning, Difference and the Right to the City
Haim Yacobi, Lecturer, Department of Politics and Government, Ben-Gurion University
The Right to the City & Gendered Everyday Life
Tovi Fenster, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Geography and Human Environment, Tel Aviv University
Education Rights
Adalah Petitions SCt. Demanding Repairs to Arab Elementary School in Akka to Remove Serious Safety Hazards
Petition against Education Ministry: Decision to Cancel Transport for Arab Children to their School in Ramle is Illegal
Prisoners’ Rights
Following Adalah’s Intervention, Hearings Inside Shata Prison are Cancelled and Transferred to Courtrooms Open to the Public
International Humanitarian Law
Adalah to SCt.: Deny State’s Request to Reconsider Court’s Decision Banning Israeli Military’s Use of Palestinian Civilians as Human Shields
Social and Economic Rights
Following Adalah’s Intervention, Israel Broadcasting Authority Cancels Contract with Private Company Which Collects Fees from Arab Citizens Only

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Opening Remarks
One aspect of the right to representation of a national minority is the collective right to be represented by its members in parliament. The wider scope of this right is guaranteed by international legal instruments, and the constitutions of various countries. When an individual member of a national minority votes to send representatives of the group to parliament, he or she is exercising this collective right. This collective action is a form of empowerment for the national minority, and in some cases a form of resistance to racist laws and policies. The outgoing16th Knesset passed two of the most racist laws since the 1950s: one banning Palestinians married to Israeli citizens from obtaining any status in Israel, and the other exempting Israel from paying any compensation to Palestinians injured or killed by Israeli security forces in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The voices of Arab MKs were uniquely powerful during the debates on these laws in that they revealed their racist nature.
Riaz Hassan: The Hamas Victory in the Palestinian Elections
Larry Garber: Observations on the Palestinian Elections
International Advocacy
Open Letter to Diplomatic Represe- ntatives on Targeted Assassinations
Columbia University Human Rights Advocates Program

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