Slippery Slope

Notes From a Crumbling Democracy

Archive for the ‘freedom of assembly’ tag

Economy and Society: May 28, 2012

without comments

The State and Jerusalem Light Rail operator Citypass, signed an agreement which prohibits the closure of Zion Square to traffic.  The agreement means that no demonstrations can be held in the public square.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

Written by The Site's Team

May 28th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Political: December 6, 2011

without comments

Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, handed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an expert opinion, which says that the proposed bills aimed to restrict activity of human rights organizations are not constitutional, and that they hurt a number of constitutional rights, such as: freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and right to equality.

(Hebrew)

Internal Security: December 4, 2011

without comments

A new report by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel shows that the police consistently restricts the freedom of expression and freedom of assembly of people trying to protest through various methods: evicting tent cities, arresting protesters and forcing them to promise not to attend future protests, and summoning activists to warning talks by police or Internal Security officers.  In addition, many cases of police officers violating the law by confronting protesters without name tags and sometimes even with masked faces have been documented.  The report refers to the situation of Palestinians from the Occupied Territories as well.  The Association points out that the Israeli authorities deny Palestinians their freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, by declaring every protest as an illegal gathering and dispersing it using various crowd dispersal methods.