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Closed Society: June 16, 2012‎

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According to a social activist from Modi’in Ilit, Haredi realty agents are asked not to sell more than 30% apartments in each building to Mizrahi Jews.


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June 16th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Economy: 28 November, 2010

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Internal Ministry of Immigration Department correspondence indicates that a disabled person entitled to public housing will have a 12-year wait, due to the long line of eligible persons. 150 wheelchair-bound immigrants are currently waiting for public housing, but only 12 apartments are purchased every year. (Hebrew)

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November 28th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Economy: 28th November, 2010

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Internal memos of the Aliya Welfare Ministry indicate that a disabled person, entitled to public housing, will receive the apartment only after 12 years, due to the long waiting list. Currently there are 150 disabled olim who are confined to a wheelchair awaiting public housing apartments, but each year the ministry buys just 12 apartments. (Hebrew)

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November 28th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Closed Society: 10 November, 2010

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The Bnei Brak Municipality has declared that it will deploy inspectors against persons unlawfully subdividing apartments “which have become the residences of many Sudanese.” The municipality claims that the Sudanese people “are causing a nightmare for residents of the neighborhood” and that it is considering making public the names of people renting out the apartments. (Hebrew, English)

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November 10th, 2010 at 2:52 am

Closed Society: 28 October 2010

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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef said today (Hebrew), in the course of a lesson he gave in Jerusalem, that it is forbidden to sell apartments to gentiles (non-Jewish persons), “even if they give a lot of money. We won’t let them take over this place.

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October 28th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Closed Society: 7 September 2010

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Increasing numbers of landlords in South Tel Aviv are refusing to rent out their apartments to migrant laborers. According to realtor Yaakov Lalamayov, “migrant laborers now find it much harder to find apartments for rent in the neighborhood, especially Sudanese ones. The neighborhood today has many property owners who are only prepared to rent to Israelis.”

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September 7th, 2010 at 8:01 pm