Ofer Cassif

Ofer Cassif is an Israeli politician who, under Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid's coalition government, served as the Jewish representative in the Arab Joint List party.

During a protest in April 2021 in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Cassif was beaten by police. By the end of the demonstration he required medical attention. 

The protest was one of many by Arabs against Jews during a court case to determine the eviction of Arab residents from the neighborhood. 

Cassif was a professor and a lecturer before his pursuit of politics began in 2019.

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 MK Ofer Cassif, Palestinians and left wing activists protest in an east Jerusalem neighborhood

Israel's Knesset could be set to impeach an MK for the first time ever

First-ever impeachment vote likely to be repealed by Supreme Court if it passes in the Knesset plenum.

Far-left MK Ofer Cassif impeached by Knesset Home Committee

The impeachment will now be put to a vote in the Knesset plenum, where a minimum of 90 MKs must vote in favor of it.

 MK Ofer Cassif attends a House committee meeting at the Knesset

'Far-left lawmaker's support of genocide claim not enough for impeachment'

To proceed to a vote in the Knesset plenum, at least three-quarters of the committee members must vote in favor of Cassif's impeachment.

Knesset Home Committee debates expulsion of MK Cassif

At least 90 members of Knesset must support Cassif's expulsion to proceed to a vote. The Knesset has never before impeached a fellow member.

European MPs call for EU to oppose removal of Hadash MK Ofer Cassif

Hadash MK Ofer Cassif's expulsion is being sought by Israel Beitenu Chairman MK Oded Forrer for Cassif's support of South Africa's ICJ case against Israel.

Otzma Yehudit MK Almog Cohen interrogated by Lahav 433

The interrogation against Cohen was under suspicion of assault, injuring another person in 2013 while he was serving as a police officer.

Far-left Israeli MK Ofer Cassif to be indicted for assaulting police officer

Cassif was charged for a filmed May 2022 altercation in which he can be seen beating an Israel Police officer.

Israeli far-left lawmaker joins Gaza genocide lawsuit at ICJ

Several MKs have condemned his actions, including MK Sharon Nir of Yisrael Beiteinu, who suggested he resign from the Knesset.

Radical left-wing MK disparaged IDF troops during war, Btsalmo charges

Knesset members typically enjoy expanded freedom of speech due to their role in the legislative process, although during wartime this is restricted.

Cassif: Knife Hamas stuck in my heart is twisted by hands of keyboard warriors

For years, the right-wing governments avoided overthrowing the Hamas regime, even transferring funds to it in order to facilitate a favorable political situation for the deepening of the occupation.

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