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State and Religion: March 5, 2012

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Postal employees from Ramat-Gan have announced that they would refuse to distribute copies of the New Testament, claiming that the material is missionary and is against religious, and possibly state law.

(Hebrew - Walla)

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March 5th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Military and Security Forces: March 5, 2012

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A draft of a State Comptroller report harshly criticizes (Haaretz) former IDF Chief of Staff, Gabi Ashkenazi, for using Lt. Col. Boaz Harpaz to collect slanderous material on Minister of Defence, Ehud Barak, Chief of Staff candidate Yoav Galant and Barak’s bureau chief Yonni Koren, in order to thwart Galant’s appointment.

 (Hebrew - Haaretz)

Closed Society: March 5, 2012

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Arab laborers are barred from entering the settlement of Ma’ale Levona in the Binyamin region of the West Bank, even though the restriction harms infrastructure work the local council is interested in conducting in the settlement.

(Hebrew - Hakol Hayehudi)

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March 5th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Closed Society: March 5, 2012

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An orthodox high school student from Dimona who has been suspended from school for the past three months claims (blog) the suspension is due to her working at a fast food chain alongside members of the opposite sex.

 

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March 5th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

State and Religion: March 5, 2012

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The Ministerial Committee for Legislative Affairs approved a bill which would raise the minimum marriage age from 17 to 18, but stipulates that the children of religious leaders would be exempt from the bill.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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March 5th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Political: March 5, 2012

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The Knesset’s Finance Committee approved (Haaretz) within a little more than an hour and fifteen minutes budget changes worth 15 billion Shekels.  The committee members were presented with booklets hundreds of pages long and including thousands of changes and fund transfers.  The committee did not discuss each of the items individually, and voting was held on each of the two booklets as a whole.  One of the booklets was presented to the members last week, while the other one was handed to them during the hearing, a short time before voting commenced.

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March 5th, 2012 at 8:50 pm