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Economy and Society: February 17, 2013

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Noa Kanteman, a young woman who boarded a bus from Safed to Ashdod, suffered abuse and harassment from haredi passengers who demanded that she sit in the back of the bus. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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February 17th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Economy and Society: February 17, 2013

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The OECD published a new study based on the latest PISA test results from 2009, which concludes that on average, pupils from well-off socioeconomic backgrounds achieved 88 points better than their classmates who came from weaker socioeconomic backgrounds – a gap comparable to two years of study. Israel has the dubious honor of being one of the countries in which the gap is more than 100 points, alongside Argentina, the United States, Hungary and Dubai. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 17th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Economy and Society: February 12, 2013

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High-school students applying to Tel-Aviv-Yafo Ironi Hey’s gifted classes were asked about their parents’ occupations.

(Hebrew – mynet)

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February 12th, 2013 at 10:15 am

Economy and Society: February 12, 2013

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The state does not support the accessibility to higher education of those with less than 65% disability thus denying them an equal opportunity to study towards graduate degrees.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 12th, 2013 at 10:09 am

Economy and Society: February 5, 2013

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Gal Volinez, a substitute art teacher in Holon’s New High School, was dismissed from his position after his students discovered that he is an artist who’s portfolio includes explicit sexual and homosexual imagery.

(Hebrew – Facebook)

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February 5th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Economy and Society: February 2, 2013

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Herzliya’s David Raziel Youth Village suffers from neglect and lax governmental oversight. Students complain about lack of warm water for showers in winter, mold in their rooms, and food that is past the expiration date. The Ministry of Education claims the private operator of the school is responsible for the neglect. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 2nd, 2013 at 11:37 am

Economy and Society: February 1, 2013

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Cleaning workers at the Tel-Aviv Courthouse went on strike after not receiving their wages from the contract company which employs them, the Ovadia Brothers Company. In addition, provisions were not made for their pension funds, and their membership dues for the Histadrut – the national labour union – were not paid.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Economy and Society: January 27, 2013

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Golan Yurkevic, a teacher employed through the Karev Foundation, was dismissed from his job in one of the schools in which he taught after he was filmed for an election campaign video for the Eretz Chadasha party, in which he voiced support for the party. Yurkevic was called for a meeting with the school’s vice principal who told him that his appearance in the movie was in contrast to the school values of love of country.

(Hebrew – Facebook)

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January 27th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Economy and Society: January 27, 2013

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The Government has approved a proposal for regulating Bedouin settlement in the Negev, even though the proposal was not made public beforehand, nor was it shown to the Bedouin to which it applies. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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January 27th, 2013 at 9:27 am

Economy and Society: January 27, 2013

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For the first time, the Ministry of Health has admitted that Ethiopian women were widely treated with injections of the long acting contraceptive drug “Depo-Provera” in order to reduce the birth rate among them. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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January 27th, 2013 at 9:23 am