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Archive for February 20th, 2012

Local Government: February 20, 2012

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The prosecution is considering pressing charges against Safed mayor Ilan Shohat, who is suspected of taking a bribe.

(Hebrew)

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February 20th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Closed Society: February 20, 2012

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Rabbi Gadi Ben Zimra, the head of the Levona Ulpana (girls’ high school), is advising the school’s female students not to volunteer in the framework of their national service for institutions that employ Arabs.

(Hebrew)

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February 20th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Military and Security Forces: February 20, 2012

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Haredi soldiers have applied to the IDF’s Chief Rabbi for exemptions from events in which women sing, claiming that women’s singing arouses “thoughts about women.”

(Hebrew)

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February 20th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Closed Society: February 20, 2012

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Dozens of signs calling for a boycott of Arab laborers and displaying an image of an Arab with blood on his hand were posted in the settlement of Yad Binyamin.

(Hebrew)

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February 20th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Internal Security: February 20, 2012

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A Jerusalem police officer threatened to fine a man who criticized him for committing a traffic violation.

(Hebrew)

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February 20th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Internal Security: February 20, 2012

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Shula Keshet, head of the “Ahoti” movement, was summoned for questioning by the police, following a memorial service which she organized for Yohanes “Yonatan” Barko, an Ethiopian-Israeli who died of exposure in Levinsky park in Tel Aviv.  Keshet was questioned under warning and fingerprinted.

(Hebrew)

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February 20th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Political: February 20, 2012

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The Israel Broadcast Authority (IBA) employed attorney Yehuda Raveh, who is associated with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, without issuing a tender and without asking for an exemption from holding a tender from the Finance Ministry.

(Hebrew)

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February 20th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Economy and Society: February 20, 2012

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The Ministry of Education approved a lesson unit about Gush Katif which portrays the settlements in Gush Katif as a test case of a Zionist act and defines such persons as Avraham Burg and Dan Margalit as “radical left-wingers.”

(Hebrew)

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February 20th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Economy and Society: February 20, 2012

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Four hundred children from the Bedouin al-Azazme tribe in southern Israel have not been attending kindergarten following parent-initiated strikes in protest of long-standing neglect of equipment and poor sanitation and safety conditions.

 

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February 20th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Political: February 27, 2012

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Minister of Transportation, Yisrael Katz, is promoting (Haaretz) a plan for the establishment of 475 km of rail lines in the West Bank in areas A and B, despite the expected opposition of the Palestinians to the plan.

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February 20th, 2012 at 8:36 pm