Discrimination against Palestinian citizens of Israel

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Palestinian citizens of Israel - 1.5 million people, or 20% of Israel’s population - are considered a national, ethnic, linguistic, and religious minority under international human rights law.
2017-06-05
Israeli Interior Minister's moves to revoke citizenship of those convicted of acts defined as "breaches of loyalty" are being applied in discriminatory manner against Palestinian citizens of Israel.
2017-04-23
Adalah petitions District Court against city's decision to use new building as a new sciences school, in violation of prior commitments.
2017-03-05
Impoverished seaside village of Jisr Az-Zarqa faces one of country's most severe housing shortages; local families lack more than 730 homes.
2017-01-19
Adalah calls for just solution to land and housing crisis in Arab communities, urges PM Netanyahu to halt demolitions of Arab homes.
2016-12-28
Ministry said budget gap was intended to reduce number of Arab citizens studying to be teachers; Adalah: Segregating funding on basis of ethnic origin is discriminatory.
2016's top five human rights concerns: forced displacement, discriminatory laws, 'shoot to kill' policy, education and employment gaps, shrinking civil society space.
2016-12-06
2016's top five human rights concerns: forced displacement, discriminatory laws, 'shoot to kill' policy, education and employment gaps, shrinking civil society space.
Marketing of land by Israel Land Authority is predominantly carried out in Jewish and mixed Arab-Jewish areas, while almost no effort is invested in solving housing shortage in Arab communities.
2016-03-30
In 2015, Arab towns in Israel received only 4.6% of new housing units and only 2.5% of reduced-cost housing units. Less than 1% (0.8%) of Arab localities received additional government support...
Many of these concerns also apply to violations of the human rights of Palestinians living under occupation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
2016-01-18
Adalah: Israel's land policy is characterized by the allocation of land rights in a selective and discriminatory manner on the basis of nationality in favor of the Israeli Jewish population.
2016-01-07
Adalah & ACRI: The JNF's loyalty is not and cannot be for the benefit of the Israeli public; its principles prevent the transfer of land rights to non-Jewish people.
On Human Rights Day 2015, Adalah has compiled a summary of 10 unjust and discriminatory decisions made by the Supreme Court this year, on petitions filed by Adalah and other partner organizations.
2015-11-17
Adalah: "The order issued by the Defense Minister is a violation and crackdown on the Islamic Movement's rights to freedom of association and political expression, and harms the Palestinian-Arab...
2015-11-09
Adalah: The decision is a strong indication that the Culture Ministry should reverse its own discriminatory and unlawful decision to freeze its funding of the theatre, which violates freedom of...
2015-10-20
Adalah: When the authorities impede exposure to opinions associated with the minority group, the result is the transformation of the cultural and artistic arena into a mouthpiece for the majority.
2015-10-04
15 years since the events of October 2000, the victims' cries still resonate against those responsible for their deaths, and the doctrine of violent repression remains ingrained in the Israeli...
In October 2000, Israeli police killed 13 Palestinian citizens during demonstrations in Israel. Despite the Or Commission finding no justification for the deadly force, not a single officer has...
2015-06-17
Minister's illegal decision affects rights of entire Palestinian society in Israel, who have a different and unique narrative, history and culture from the Jewish majority.