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Closed Society: March 8, 2013

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Jewish residents of the Acre neighborhood of Hakerem B are demanding that the sale of a house to an Arab family be cancelled. The residents gathered near the sold house, raised the Israeli flag and called on the seller to go back on the deal. The protest was lead by the “Our Acre” organization, whose manager, Adir Cohen, claims that the buyer is a Hadash party activist who made the purchase out of political motivations. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 8th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Internal Security: March 3, 2013

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An indictment has been filed against Tzipora Samuel, an investigator at the Acre Police station, who is accused of stealing thousands of shekels from suspects she investigated.

(Hebrew – Justice Ministry website)

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March 3rd, 2013 at 10:08 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

Judiciary: January 5, 2012‎

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The judicial ombudsman is investigating suspicions that a judge violated the judicial code of ethics by proposing that the Bailiff’s Office rent a property he owns in Acre.

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January 5th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Closed Society: December 25, 2011

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Shlomo Fadida, a member of the Acre City Council, said that “we should bring hilltop youths[?] over here.  Acre is a city that needs them.  If there won’t be a drastic change, in a number of years we will see an Arab mayor in Acre.”

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December 25th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

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Closed Society: November 27, 2011

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An Arab family from Acre left its neighborhood following a series of incidents in which Jews broke their car window.

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November 27th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Closed Society: April 27, 2011

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Shimon Lankri, the Mayor of Acre since 2003, participated yesterday in the “Ramla Conference – between Israel and the Nations”, organized by the Ramla Torah group and the Komemiut movement, which operates in part under the guidance of Rabbi Dov Lior, the rabbi of Kiryat Arba, who endorsed the book “The King’s Torah.” During the conference, there was a discussion panel of mayors of “mixed cities”, including Acre, Lod and Ramla, which dealt with the question: Do we need a “Jewish majority” in Israel’s cities?

(hebrew)

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April 27th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Closed Society: 22 April, 2011

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Acre City Councilman Ahmed Ooda (of the Hadash party) demands of the Mayor, Shimon Lankry, that signs in Arabic be installed in the entrance to City Hall. Ooda says he has previously asked for the addition of Arabic signage, but the response was negative. When the municipality was remodeled and the sign replaced, Arabic was not added.

[Translator's note: Acre is a mixed city, with a significant Arabic-speaking population.]

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April 22nd, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Closed Society: 24 October, 2010

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During the funeral of a 17 years old boy murdered by gunshots in Acre, a confrontation (Hebrew) broke out between several members of the funeral party and students of the Naval Officers School, which is near the Muslim cemetery. The students shouted cries of joy at the funeral parties, and some of the mourners threw stones as a response.

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October 25th, 2010 at 2:21 pm