Discrimination against Palestinian citizens of Israel

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2007-10-28
On 21 October 2007, Adalah filed a petition to the Haifa District Court on behalf of 24 people from Daliyat al-Carmel demanding the cancellation of the master plan for a “National Park and Har...
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...
Portraying minorities in a negative light, making extensive use of prejudice and stereotypes, as well as blaming them for their problems, attributing fixed and negative roles to members of minority...
It is true that discussion of the Jewish-Arab aspect was suppressed in the past, and that it appeared that the tension between Jewishness and democracy was only an internal Jewish problem. Today,...
“The 100 Terms Program in Heritage, Zionism and Democracy,” a program formulated in 2005 for grades seven to nine in Jewish, Arab and Druze schools, will most likely find its way to the garbage...
2006-05-14
Adalah: Even Court in South Africa in 1980 During Apartheid Refused to Approve Similar Orders on Grounds they Contradicted the Right to a Family Attorney Hassan Jabareen (General Director of...
In September 2005, the Sub-Committee on Planning Principles, under the auspices of the National Council for Planning and Building, approved the “Wine Route” Plan. The plan authorizes the...
National planning in Israel, as articulated and mapped by a range of national master plans, contributes significantly to shaping the country’s character, spaces, economy and environment....
Not only does the educational establishment in Israel regard civic education as a political subject, but it is also perceived as a field which competes with Jewish-values education. Bluntly...
The average rate of illiteracy in Israel, at 4.6%, is considered relatively low.5 In the UN’s Human Development Report 2004,6 Israel was ranked 22nd among 177 countries in which the level of...
“You, the Israeli Arabs, do not have rights,” he said. “We, the Jews, have obligations towards you.” Such a worldview, I argue, is not an idiosyncratic one. Despite the recent...
The exclusion of indigenous persons from official statistics is a common practice of colonial regimes, in which the indigenous person is absent, does not appear, and thus does not exist. There are...
2005-06-28
On 18 June 2005, Adalah sent a letter to Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and the Attorney General (AG) Menachem Mazuz, calling on them to reject the Gadish Committee's recommendations to...
Few political commentators today think that every distinct people can and should have a sovereign state exclusively its own. Yet writings on the self-determination of peoples for the most part...
The principle of exclusion inherent in the Declaration of Independence had a major effect on provisions of the Constitution by Consensus. It follows logically, therefore, that its provisions...
2005-04-27
On 26 April 2005, Adalah sent a letter to the General Director of the Israel Lands Administration (ILA), Mr. Yaacov Efrati, demanding the cancellation of the ILA's Decision No. 1015 entitled,...
A history of Land Day - Friar Shehadeh is a worried man. "People here are not very happy," he says, referring to the Palestinian minority in Israel. "I’m always optimistic and I always pray for...
Although the expression “spatial Judaization” has all but disappeared from the overt discourse of planning, having been replaced by such expressions as “attracting populations” and...
2005-01-28
According to reports in the media, in response to a petition filed by Adalah to the Supreme Court of Israel, Attorney General (AG) Menachem Mazuz ruled yesterday, 26 January 2004, that the Israel...
2004-10-25
Adalah asked the Court to issue an injunction ordering the ILA to freeze all open tenders and tenders shortly to be opened for the marketing of JNF lands, and ban the lease of these lands pending a...