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Closed Society: February 12, 2012

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Ophir Kalfa, a well known community organizer in Sderot, and his wife Danalee applied to be accepted as members of kibbutz Gevim but were rejected as “incompatible with the social life of the community.”

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February 12th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Closed Society: September 20, 2011

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In the village of Mitzpe Abirim in the Western Galilee, new-coming residents are required to sign a statement that they understand that the community “operates in the spirit of the vision of the Declaration of Independence of Israel, which maintains the values ​​of the Zionist movement, the settlement of the Land of Israel and the heritage of (Jewish) Israel”.

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September 20th, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Closed Society: September 13, 2011

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The High Court of Justice has accepted the petition by an Arab couple to allocate land for them in the Galilee community of Rakefet, despite being rejected by the community acceptance committee.  During the interview, the committee told the couple that the community was uniquely designated for Jews, and that accepting an Arab family would compromise the chances of Jews willing to move to the place.

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September 13th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Judiciary: 2 May, 2011

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Contrary to the Admission Committees Law recently passed, admission committees will continue to operate in communities outside of the Negev and the Galilee as well.

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May 2nd, 2011 at 8:56 am

Closed Society: 16th December, 2010

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While the Knesset still debates the community acceptance committees, but towns in the Misgav local council area continue pushing forward the changing of charters regarding the acceptance of new residents. The new charter suggested in Azmon – which was supposed to be voted on today, but was postponed – joins a line of new charters accepted during the last year in the Misgav townships. All of which refer, in one way or another, to the “keeping of the Jewish-Zionist way of life”, a definition which the opponents of the new charters say is intended to prevent the acceptance of Arab residents. A definition in the Azmon charter, which was exposed by Haaretz, said that the town will carry out “the life of a multi-generational, reviving and multi-colored, maintaining the values of Zionism and aspiring to the existence of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state, in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence”. (Hebrew)