War on the Way to Work

30 March 2014, from Kav LaOved: Day after day, thousands of Palestinian workers pass through the border at Tayibe. “If someone bends down to pick something up, he may not get out of there alive. The same issue arises each time I meet workers from my district.  Palestinian workers, who are lucky to have an Israeli … Continue reading War on the Way to Work

RIBA motion calls on UIA to suspend Israeli membership

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) calls on the International Union of Architects (UIA) to suspend the membership of the Israeli Association of United Architects (IAUA). Full text of the Motion and Signatories available at Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine (reprinted below): MOTION TO RIBA COUNCIL, 19 MARCH  2014 Continue to Condone? As seen … Continue reading RIBA motion calls on UIA to suspend Israeli membership

Workers robbed of half their pay

25 July 2013 | via Electronic Intifada Workers on Israel’s illegal railway robbed of half their pay Palestinians hired to work on a high-speed train link between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv have half their wages taken from them by recruiting agents, an Electronic Intifada investigation has found. An estimated 200 Palestinians are employed on boring … Continue reading Workers robbed of half their pay

Palestinian workers’ rights in Israel

4 November 2012 / +972mag.com / From factories to farms, labour union champions rights of Palestinians in Israel Nazareth - Security cameras and a heavy metal door secure the otherwise inconspicuous apartment. This is the office of the Arab Workers Union in Israel (AWU). Photographs of local demonstrations and flags of international trade unions drape … Continue reading Palestinian workers’ rights in Israel

EU working to label Israeli settlement products

14 September 2012 / euobserver.com / EU working on consumer labels for Israeli settlement products BRUSSELS - Denmark is fronting an EU initiative to help consumers boycott Israeli settlement products. Its foreign ministry is funding an event in Brussels on 23 October to get EU diplomats and NGOs, such as Oxfam and Crisis Action, talking … Continue reading EU working to label Israeli settlement products

Palestinian employment in Israel and the Settlements

 August 2012 / Kav LaOved / Report: “Employment of Palestinian Workers in Israel and the Settlements – Limitations, Restrictions, and Rights Violations.” The report describes the many obstacles faced by a Palestinian worker wishing to work in Israel. One of the most difficult obstacles is his dependency on a specific employer. Were you aware that … Continue reading Palestinian employment in Israel and the Settlements