The Israeli parliament, the Knesset, voted on July 19th to formally tear equal citizenship rights away from the Palestinian population of Israel. That is, 20% of the Israeli population. This is not talking about the West Bank and Gaza, where Palestinians have been stateless for 70 years. This newly downgrades and openly steals the rights of the Palestinian citizens of Israel proper.
Full text of Basic Law: Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People
Save the date:
Palestinian Knesset member
Aida Touma-Sliman will speak
at the Palestine Museum US
1764 Litchfield Turnpike (Route 69)
Sunday, August 19 at 2:00 p.m.
1764 Litchfield Turnpike, Woodbridge, Conn.
Reserve a seat! Free admission, but due to limited space, tickets are required in advance.
Ticket reservations here
Aida Touma-Sliman holding up a sign that says “Israeli Apartheid”
Aida Touma-Sliman, a member of the Israeli Knesset, is the first woman to head its Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women. She recently called for a hearing on the impact of the Israeli blockade of Gaza on the women who live there and was verbally attacked and threatened by her Zionist colleagues for doing so. Touma-Sliman, is a prominent feminist activist, founder of the Women Against Violence Association and former editor of Al-Ittihad newspaper. She is not only the first and only woman in Israel to head a daily newspaper, but also the first woman elected to the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel. Touma-Sliman succeeded in advancing the legislation of three laws prior to being elected to the Knesset: a law regarding family courts, a law to raise the marriage age from 17 to 18 and a law to encourage women representatives in local and city councils. She is one of the leading activists in the fight against violence against women in Arab society, against honor killings and against the police turning a blind eye.
Organized by U.S. Peace Council | Tree of Life Educational Fund it a participating sponsor
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