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Local Government: February 15, 2013

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Despite an approval in principle received by the director of Mizra psychiatric hospital, Prof. Ilana Kramer, from the Acco municipal engineer, to construct a hardened building in the hospital, the city of Acco refused to approve construction.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 15th, 2013 at 11:57 am

Closed Society: December 10, 2012

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Sami Hawary has filed a lawsuit against the Israel Lands Administration and Moshe Hadif Ltd., a real estate company building a residential project in the city because, he says, it refused to sell him an apartment because he is Arab.  Hawary was told that the project was sold out, yet when a Channel 10 investigator inquired about the same apartment type, she was told they are available.  The salesperson went further and assured the investigator that no Arabs would be “brought in” to the project. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 10th, 2012 at 10:58 am

Closed Society: November 27, 2011

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Rabbi Shlomo Eliyahu, chief rabbi of the city of Tzefat, said that Arabs have enough villages of their own, and therefore there is no need that Arabs should live in Acco (a mixed Jewish-Arab city in the Galilee).

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November 27th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

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Closed Society: May 20, 2011

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Teachers of Arab kindergartens in Acco did not participate this year in the city’s Independence Day celebrations, honored by by Mayor Shimon Lankri. This is the first time that teachers do not take part in the ceremony. According to city council member Ahmad Audah, “You have to understand the Arab community. We can not participate in the joy nor sorrow of those who depress and dispossess us from our land. This is a human feeling. The parents had a major part in this decision. It is hard to ignore the difficult atmosphere in the Arab world against the State. Naturally, Nakba day was a factor.” Sources in City Hall said that “If the ceremony was deliberately boycotted, then we can’t keep silent about this. These city kindergartens are funded by the municipality.”

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May 20th, 2011 at 6:48 pm