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Local Government: April 16, 2013

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The State Comptroller, Yosef Shapira, has determined that Nazereth-Illit mayor Shimon Gapso tried to fire the city’s treasurer, Ofer Levy, because he tried to expose corruption within city hall.

(Hebrew – News1)

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April 16th, 2013 at 8:41 am

Local Government: April 15, 2013

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In a booklet distributed by Nazareth Illit mayor Shimon Gapso to the city’s residents Gapso details how he acted “to preserve the Jewish majority of the city by means which are best not mentioned.” (Haaretz)

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April 15th, 2013 at 9:13 am

Local Government: April 15, 2013

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Haifa District Labor Court Justice, Michal Naim-Diebner has ruled that Karmiel mayor, Adi Eldar, fired the city engineer illegaly due to political considerations.

(Hebrew – News1)

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April 15th, 2013 at 8:36 am

Local Government: March 6, 2013‎

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Tel Aviv Deputy Mayor, Peer Visner, was charged with forgery, using a forgery and receipt of benefits under false pretenses.

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March 6th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Local Government: February 26, 2013

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Israeli mayors are making apparently improper use of public funds to promote themselves via friendly billboards, particularly when seeking reelection. Among those accused of this practice are the mayors of Kfar-Saba, Hod HaSharon, and Givataim. (Haaretz)

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February 26th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Local Government: February 25, 2013

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Right-wing members of the Jerusalem City Council succeeded in blocking a master plan for Palestinian building in the Old City, saying one of their big objections was its omission of a new Jewish neighborhood in the Muslim Quarter. (Haaretz)

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February 25th, 2013 at 11:15 am

Local Government: February 19, 2013

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The Tel-Aviv municipality has designated an area of free parking as a paid parking zone specifically during hours in which prayers are held in an adjacent mosque.

(Hebrew – mynet)

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February 19th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Local Government: February 19, 2013

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Beitar Illit mayor, Meir Rubinstein, was questioned under warning on suspicion that he tried to prevent residents from complaining about two of the city’s residents who allegedly assaulted and threatened female residents they deemed guilty of “unchaste behavior.” (Ynetnews)

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February 19th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Local Government: February 18, 2013

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Many mayors continue to serve in their positions despite ongoing criminal proceedings being held against them. Among such mayors are Ramat-Gan Mayor Zvi Bar, Ramat-HaSharon Mayor, Yitzhak Rochberger, Petach-Tikva Mayor, Yitzhak Ochayon, and Bat-Yam Mayor, Shlomi Lahiani. (Haaretz)

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February 18th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Local Government: February 15, 2013

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Despite an approval in principle received by the director of Mizra psychiatric hospital, Prof. Ilana Kramer, from the Acco municipal engineer, to construct a hardened building in the hospital, the city of Acco refused to approve construction.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 15th, 2013 at 11:57 am