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Internal Security: March 8, 2012

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Police detectives were filmed beating Yaakov Hazan, a Netanya resident who was suspect of drug possession, allegedly without any actions on his behalf. According to Hazan, although a complaint was filed to the Internal Affairs Department against the detectives, in the seven months following the complaint, he was not even contacted in order to give testimony on the events.

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March 8th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Internal Security: March 8, 2012

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The police used the services of a stool pigeon that was previously defined by the court as “not credible”

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March 8th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

State and Religion: March 8, 2012

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The Badaz Agudat Israel organization that provides seals of Kashrut demands that the ‘Haimeshe Essin’ restaurant in the neighborhood of Rehavia in Jerusalem stop employing waitresses on Thursday nights. This is due to the restaurant being a popular recreation spot among Yeshiva students and young Haredi men.

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March 8th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Political: March ‎‏8‏‎, 2012‎

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MK Zion Finian (Likud) and others have proposed a bill that adds to the current law the measures of closing down local newspapers or limiting their ability to publish on certain topics in cases of recurring libel.

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March 8th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Closed Society: March ‎‏8‏‎, 2012‎

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Fathers in Ra’anana (a city in the Sharon area) who came to watch their 9-year-old daughters’ dance show were asked to leave the hall to protect the modesty of women.

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March 8th, 2012 at 2:04 pm