Arrests as protests over Gaza war disrupt major cities

April 15, 2024 by  
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Arrests have been made as train stations, ports and parts of Australia’s biggest cities are blockaded by widespread protests against the war in Gaza. Read more

Victoria Police calling for a system for protest permits

March 25, 2024 by  
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Victoria Police has called for legislation changes to introduce a permit system for protests. Read more

Gaza truce in balance as Hamas seeks plan to end war

March 3, 2024 by  
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Mediators are expected to reconvene in Cairo soon and search for a formula acceptable to Israel and Hamas for a lasting ceasefire in Gaza, as pressure mounts for a pause in fighting by Ramadan. Read more

‘Keep fighting’: school students’ promise for Palestine

December 8, 2023 by  
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Students say they will not let up with their demands as hundreds skipped school in support of Palestine and an end to the conflict in Gaza. Read more

Randwick Council fails to condemn Coogee pro-Palestinian motorcade

December 4, 2023 by  
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A motion at last week’s Randwick Council meeting condemning the pro-Palestinian motorcade at Coogee on November 11th was defeated.

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Palestine protest backlash rocks Sydney Theatre Company

November 29, 2023 by  
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A prominent Sydney Theatre Company board member has quit after actors held a pro-Palestine protest onstage. Read more

‘Get educated’: students strike to support Palestinians

November 24, 2023 by  
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NSW school students swapped textbooks for protest placards at a rally to show solidarity with the children of Gaza unable to go to school as the bombing continued Read more

School students hit the street to stand with Palestine

November 23, 2023 by  
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Over 1,000 Victorian school students have blocked a major intersection in Melbourne, calling for a free Palestine. Read more

Man could face extra charges over protest comments

November 15, 2023 by  
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A man who allegedly made offensive comments at a pro-Palestine rally could face additional charges over the incident.

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Protests grip Israel ahead of judicial reform ruling

September 12, 2023 by  
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There have been renewed protests in Israel on the day before an eagerly awaited court hearing on the government’s controversial judicial reform plans. Read more

Thousands protest against Hamas in rare Gaza demos

July 31, 2023 by  
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Several thousand people have briefly taken to the streets across the Gaza Strip to protest chronic power outages and difficult living conditions, providing a rare public show of discontent with the territory’s Hamas government. Read more

Fitted with his new pacemaker, Netanyahu to attend Israel vote

July 24, 2023 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is “doing excellently” after an unscheduled pacemaker implant and planned to be in parliament for a judicial reform vote that has brought country-wide protests to a boil and stirred calls for compromise. Read more

Thousands of Israeli troops threaten to quit on reforms

July 23, 2023 by  
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Shortly before a crucial vote on a controversial judicial reform bill in parliament, the Israeli military has raised the stakes in an effort to prevent it from passing. Read more

Israel reservists step up demos against judicial change

July 19, 2023 by  
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Protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s judicial overhaul have intensified with demonstrations across Israel as a retired air force general said 161 of the corps’ reserve officers had vowed to no longer report for duty. Read more

Opponents of judicial overhaul launch ‘Day of Disruption’ across Israel

July 18, 2023 by  
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Protesters in Israel today launched another “Day of Disruption” over the judicial reform effort of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. Read more

The real crisis in the West

Over the past six months, the mass protests in Israel over judicial reform have elicited loud cries in the West that Israel is “in crisis.” Read more

Protesters face off with police at Ben Gurion airport

July 4, 2023 by  
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Thousands of anti-government protesters have converged on Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport, some scuffling with police who sought to keep them from blocking access to the terminal for most flights in and out of the country. Read more

Anti-reform protests reveal police double standards

March 23, 2023 by  
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What began as Saturday evening mass protests against the government’s judicial reform program have morphed into “days of disruption” and increasingly extreme behaviour as demonstrators block highways, clash with police, blockade Knesset members in their homes, refuse to show up for reserve duty, and, in one instance, barricade the prime minister’s wife in a hair salon. Read more

Netanyahu: ‘Freedom of protest is not a license to drag the country into anarchy’

March 2, 2023 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a televised address on Wednesday evening, spoke out against the violent protests that roiled the country throughout the day, in some cases leading to clashes with police. Read more

Netanyahu slams ‘explicit threat’ by protest leader to murder him

February 6, 2023 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night harshly criticised what he said was a “growing wave” of threats directed at himself and other officials, after a leader of the anti-government protests appeared to call for his assassination. Read more

Israelis rally against Netanyahu’s reforms

January 15, 2023 by  
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Tens of thousands of Israelis have demonstrated in three major cities against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s judicial reform plans, with organisers accusing him of undermining democratic rule weeks after his re-election. Read more

Israeli lawmaker to Ukraine Jews: ‘our home is your home’

March 2, 2022 by  
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Ukrainian Jews “should consider [Israel] a national home, mainly in times of crisis,” and of Israel “should be prepared to absorb them in the best possible manner,” Member of Knesset Alex Kushnir stated during Monday’s meeting of the Finance Committee on immigration to Israel from Ukraine. Read more

Russians, Ukrainians and Israelis protest invasion of Ukraine at Russian embassy in Tel Aviv

February 25, 2022 by  
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Both Russians and Ukrainians living in Israel took to the streets of Tel Aviv Thursday night to protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Read more

Iranians shout ‘death to the dictator’ as countrywide protests spread to Tehran

July 28, 2021 by  
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Protests in Iran over water shortages spread to the country’s capital on Monday, with demonstrators in Tehran shouting “death to the dictator,” AP reported. Read more