Archive for June 1st, 2012
The cleaning company serving Israeli police has stopped providing services to police stations in numerous districts since May 29, due to a debt of over NIS 4,500,000.
When serving as a minister in Ariel Sharon’s government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud) signed an exceptional letter of recommendation praising the qualifications of Tony Gelbart, a businessman and chairman of the Nefesh B’nefesh organization. Gelbart paid Netanyahu tens of thousands of dollars to give lectures and donated tens of thousands of shekels to Netanyahu when he was running for Likud chairman.
Mahmoud Qaraeen, a Palestinian member of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), was summoned to talk to a Shabak investigator at the Shalem police station in Jerusalem. Qaraeen was questioned about his life and work although he was not suspected of any specific crime, and the questioning was unrelated to any ongoing investigation.
The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce has proposed an “Employer Rights” bill. The bill includes such measures as cancelling existing labour laws and dissolving unions, and allowing employers full discretion in selecting their employees (including using discriminatory employment policies).
(Hebrew – Text of bill)