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Economy and Society: February 18, 2013

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The Israel Land Authority has admitted it had transferred 1200 dunams of private Palestinian farmland in the north of the Jordan Valley to Kibbuts Merav approximately 30 years ago. (Haaretz)

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February 18th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Political: November 24, 2011‎

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The Knesset Education and Culture Committee approved for first reading a bill that applies the museum law to Jewish settlements. If the bill will be accepted, 15 museum on the West bank will be able to receive state funding.

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November 24th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Diplomacy: November 18, 2011

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A 1,500 dunam parcel of Palestinian land in the northern Jordan Valley was annexed to the State of Israel and given to Kibbutz Merav in the Gilboa region of Israel.  The separation barrier in the area was moved so as to include the parcel in Israeli territory.

 

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November 18th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Military and Security Forces: 22 July, 2011

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An internal document of the IDF Civil Administration reveals that the administration is advancing the state takeover of West Bank lands, in order to allow planning and construction proceedings around the “settlement blocs” and in areas such as the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea.

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July 22nd, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Political: 6 May, 2011

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Yisrael Katz (Likkud), Minister of Transport and Road Safety, said during a visit to the settlement of Itamar that “if the Palestinians take unilateral steps, all of the settlements in Judea and Samaria [West Bank] should be annexed to Israel”. Shaul Mofaz (Kadima), Chairman of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said similar things.

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May 6th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Judiciary: 1 March, 2011

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In response to a petition to the High Court of Justice against the construction of a sewage purification facility serving the settlement of Ofra and constructed on private Palestinian Law, the state argues that although the construction of the facility was illegal and criminal proceedings have been initiated against the head of municipality who approved it, it should be left in place because of the great financial investment that has already been put into its construction.

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March 1st, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Closed Society: 1 March, 2011

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Bank Leumi has approved the offer of real-estate investment firm Digal, of the construction project in the Nof Zion neighborhood in East Jerusalem, for the resolution of its debt. The meaning of this approval is that the last obstacle has been removed from the sale of the neighborhood, a Jewish enclave in the Arabic neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, to Jewish investors led by Israeli businessman Rami Levy and Australian Jewish businessman Kevin Barmeister, and the continued construction of Nof Zion as a Jewish neighborhood — and the blocking of its sale to Palestinian investor Basher Al-Masri.

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March 1st, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Closed Society: 1 March, 2011

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PM Benjamin Netanyahu determined that there is no obstacle to retroactively authorize illegal outposts built on state lands on the West Bank. The authorization can be done by the Minister of Defense signing off on plans to construct a city and construction permits for the buildings that have already been constructed.

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March 1st, 2011 at 3:23 pm