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Local Government: February 26, 2013

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Israeli mayors are making apparently improper use of public funds to promote themselves via friendly billboards, particularly when seeking reelection. Among those accused of this practice are the mayors of Kfar-Saba, Hod HaSharon, and Givataim. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 26th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Internal Security: January 9, 2013

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Police officers who suspected that Rudy and Ofer Elbaz were trying to break into a home in Bat-Yam ordered the two to strip, even though the brothers identified themselves as the owners of the apartment and produced their IDs to prove it.

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January 9th, 2013 at 9:37 am

Internal Security: December 10, 2012

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A resident of Ma’aleh Adumim who held a sign outside the Shay Police station in protest of what she said was police refusal to take seriously her complaint about her neighbors, was arrested for three days and sent to psychiatric evaluation. (Haaretz)

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December 10th, 2012 at 11:07 am

Internal Security: November 29, 2012

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An indictment has been served against former Border Guards officers Liel Shamir and Ran HaLevi, who are charged with aggravated assault and abuse of power.  They are charged with assaulting a Palestinian, Tysear Gamal, a resident of Hebron, after he honked his car horn at a checkpoint.  When Gamal told the officers he has kidney problems,  the two hit him even harder, specifically in the kidney area. (Ynetnews)

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November 29th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Political: January 2, 2012

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The Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee approved for second and third readings a legislative bill annulling the results of the election for the Justice Selection Committee held by the Israel Bar Association last month.  Attorney Orit Koren, the deputy Attorney-General, warned during the committee meeting that “the Knesset is abusing its legislative powers.”