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IFJ welcomes Palestinian Authority lifting of ban on Al-Jazeera

The big global grouping of journalists’ unions – the International Federation of Journalists – stepped into the angry debate over the closing of Al-Jazeera television’s in the West Bank by the Palestinian Authority over a controversial program about the death…

Media union OKs in’tl conference if Israeli unions can’t attend

A journalists’ union in Jordan agreed to host an international conference of journalists only on the basis that Israeli journalists were not allowed to attend. The union, the Jordan Press Association (JPA), has also OKd a series of training workshops…

IFJ and National Federation of Israeli Journalists

The dispute over the the journalists global union federation expelling their Israeli sisters and brothers continues to attract a lot of attention in cyberspace. For the 2nd day in a row the International Federation of Journalists have issued a statement…

New Israeli labour law forces bosses to talk to unions in the workplace

The national trade union centre in Israel, the Histadrut, has won important changes to labour law as part of recent negotiations for Israel’s Budget. According to media reports from Israel today the Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee has approved…

IFJ says Italian talk of Israel “Boycott” is absurd

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today criticised Italian media reports over the expulsion of the National Federation of Israeli Journalists (NFIJ) from the IFJ for non-payment of fees for four years. The IFJ says that the expulsion became inevitable…

Transport worker solidarity in Palestine and Israel

The International Transport Workers Federation has just posted onto YouTube this short video about the Histadrut-PGFTU joint project for Transport Workers. The project – mentored by the ITF – supports professional Palestinian truckers needing to get through military checkpoints. Click…

Practical solutions for peace, justice and reconciliation

Labor Party and union members in Australia, looking for progressive solutions to support peace, justice and reconciliation for Palestine and Israel , will hold a break through Fringe Event at the 2009 National Conference of the Australian Labor Party in…

Israeli transport union leader’s speech to RMT conference

Avi Edri, the Chairman of the Israeli transport workers’ union, addressed The National Union of Rail, Martine and Transport Workers (RMT) at their annual conference on Monday 29 June. Edri said that “trade unions should rise above the difficult geopolitical…

Rabbis and Imams for Workers Choice

The Jewish Labor Committee have set up an activist campaign to support  President Obama’s push to secure a important new labor  legislation – the Employee Free Choice Act. At the same time key Muslim leaders have begung working with the…