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Archive for May 7th, 2012

Internal Security: May 7, 2012

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A former Border Guard has been sentanced to 54 months in prison after being convicted of stealing weapons and selling them to criminals.

(Hebrew - News1)

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May 7th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Closed Society: May 7, 2012

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A young Arab man who was strolling with a Jewish woman in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Bayit Vegan was attacked by passersby.

(Hebrew - HaKol HaYehudi)

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May 7th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Political: May 7, 2012

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Government ministers are calling for legislation that would bypass the High Court for Justice ruling which directs the State to dismantle the Beit-El neighborhood of Givat HaUlpana.

(Hebrew - Ynet)

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May 7th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Settlers and Settlements: May 7, 2012

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Settlers threw stones at a Palestinian truck in the Kfar Etzion Junction in the West Bank.

(Hebrew - HaKol HaYehudi)

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May 7th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Settlers and Settlements: May 7, 2012

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Dozens of posters calling for a boycott of Arab laborers have been posted in settlements of the Talmonim block in Binyamin.

(Hebrew - HaKol HaYehudi)

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May 7th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Judiciary: May 7, 2012

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The High Court for Justice has rejected the petition for the release of Bilal Diab and Thaer Halhala, administrative detainees who are on hunger strike. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - nrg)

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May 7th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Closed Society: May 7, 2012

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The Mesila organization, which aids refugees and foreign laborers in southern Tel-Aviv, has received and anonymous threat. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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May 7th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Settlers and Settlements: May 7, 2012

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Settlers from Yitzhar threw stones at a Border Guards jeep which entered the settlement.

(Hebrew - HaKol HaYehudi)

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May 7th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Political: May 7, 2012

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The Knesset’s Finance Committee approved a proposed bill which would give a 35% income tax credit to organizations which support settlement building.  The debate on the proposed bill, the cost of which is expected to be 850 million NIS, lasted only a single minute, so that opposition committee members did not have time to enter the committee room. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Calcalist)

 

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May 7th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Judiciary: May 7, 2012

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The Central District Court rejected a petition by Mohammed Karim Yones, a security prisoner, requesting the renewal of his university studies in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  The request was originally rejected by the Prison Service, claiming that studies are a privilege and that the prisoner can finish his studies after he is released, even though he is serving a life sentence.

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May 7th, 2012 at 5:33 pm