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Archive for February 2nd, 2012

Internal Security: February 2, 2012‎

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Shimon Abutbul, an investigator at the Beersheva Police Station, wrote a false memo in order to close a complaint for lack of public interest. The complaint was submitted by two young women who said they were attacked by security guards at the entrance to a club in Ofakim.

(Hebrew)

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February 2nd, 2012 at 10:54 am

Closed Society: February 2, 2012‎

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Residents of Eshkol Street in Jerusalem object to naming the street after Rahamim (Rahmo) Ben Yoseph because the name “sounds Arab.”

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February 2nd, 2012 at 10:52 am

Closed Society: February 2, 2012‎

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In preparation for the next school year the Ministry of Education expanded a pilot program that takes students on field trips to the city of Hebron and the Cave of the Patriarchs, under the title “The Mountain as the Cradle of the Nation”. The program asks students to strengthen their connection to the heritage of the “mountain” aiming to create an awareness of “the land of the Patriarchs”. Program contents include the history of the area and its importance for the Jewish people. The program does not mention the Palestinian population of Hebron.

(Extended coverage in Hebrew)

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February 2nd, 2012 at 10:50 am

Closed Society: February 2, 2012‎

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The tires of seven vehicles belonging to Palestinian residents of Jerusalem were punctured during the last week.

(Hebrew)

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February 2nd, 2012 at 10:47 am

Economy and Society: February 2, 2012‎

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Disabled IDF veterans entitled to cars for handicapped persons were warned by the Ministry of Defense that if they did not return the vehicles given to them by the state for a limited period they would be fined NIS 500 per day directly from their monthly allowance.

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February 2nd, 2012 at 10:45 am

Closed Society: February 2, 2012‎

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A gay couple from Tel Aviv claims that a landlord refused to rent his apartment to them because they are a male couple.

(Hebrew)

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February 2nd, 2012 at 10:43 am

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Judiciary: February 2, 2012‎

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The Jerusalem Magistrates’ Court convicted Fatma Diab, a Palestinian resident of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, of assaulting MK Michael Ben Ari (National Union) and two other men by throwing water at them two years ago.

(Hebrew)

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February 2nd, 2012 at 10:40 am