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Economy and Society: August ‎‏4‏‎, 2012‎

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The cut in the Health Ministry budget for 2012 stood at NIS 18 million before the lately announced additional budget cuts, out of which  NIS 9.4 million, was to come from scaled-back development plans for hospitals. Health Ministry officials say that cutbacks in past years created a deficit of NIS 230 million in hospital development programs. Thus, Abarbanel Mental Health Center in Bat Yam will not be renovated, although the rooftop is made of asbestos, the beds are rusty and the rooms are small and in bad condition.

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August 4th, 2012 at 11:07 am

Closed Society: July ‎‏7‏‎, 2012‎

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The roofs of the mess rooms and classrooms in the tent city being built in the Negev to house African asylum seekers contain the hazardous material asbestos. This despite the caution on the Ministry of the Environment website that Mesothelioma cancer can be caused even by low to medium levels of exposure to asbestos.


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July 7th, 2012 at 4:37 pm