Archive for the ‘Bat Yam’ tag
Many mayors continue to serve in their positions despite ongoing criminal proceedings being held against them. Among such mayors are Ramat-Gan Mayor Zvi Bar, Ramat-HaSharon Mayor, Yitzhak Rochberger, Petach-Tikva Mayor, Yitzhak Ochayon, and Bat-Yam Mayor, Shlomi Lahiani. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew – Haaretz)
Police officers who suspected that Rudy and Ofer Elbaz were trying to break into a home in Bat-Yam ordered the two to strip, even though the brothers identified themselves as the owners of the apartment and produced their IDs to prove it.
(Hebrew – Ynet)
A complaint has been filed with the Justice Ministry’s Police Investigations Department against a police man from Tel-Aviv district who is suspected of using a tazer against a detainee at the Bat-Yam police station, while the detainee, who suffers from mental illness, was handcuffed and hiding behind an investigator in one of the station’s rooms.
(Hebrew – Walla!)
Students at Bat-Yam’s yeshiva high school, Aderet, rioted in protest of the fact that the supervisors sent by the Ministry of Education to supervise their exams were Arab (they were in fact Druze).
(Hebrew - nrg)
A support conference for rabbis Dov Lior and Ya’akov Yoseph will take place tonight at the Orot Hatora Yeshiva in Bat Yam. The Deputy Mayor of Bat Yam, Uri Buskila, will be attending, among others.
Rabbi Asher Vodka, a Bat-Yam resident who works as a teacher in a local school, was called for a meeting with Shabak (Israeli secret service) personnel, who wouldn’t identify by name. Vodka, a teacher by trade, is known as a major activist in separating Jews from Arabs. Shabak people warned him not to make contact with West Bank settlers, who might drag him into terrorist activity. Intelligence officer of the Bat-Yam police department has threatened Rabbi Vodka in the past, that unless he stopped his activity, he would be forced out of the city. Vodka stated that everything that he has been doing was legal, but the officer replied: “Legal or not legal, you will be forced out.”
A Kashrut supervisor did not agree to give Kosher certificate to a Bat-Yam restaurant, because the manager, Eli Beinsin, is an Ethiopian immigrant. The supervisor demanded from the owner of the place, Yair Heiman, to provide documents which prove that Beinsin was Jewish. However, even two months after delivering the papers, the supervisor has failed to provide the certificate.
The right wing activists who last week organized a demonstration against the presence of Arabs in Bat Yam state that they intend to continue their struggle and hold several noisy and violent parades in public places generally attended by Arabs. Additionally, the locks on doors of apartments owned by Arabs in Bat Yam have recently been put out of commission by the expedient of being filled with toothpicks. (Hebrew)
About 200 right-wing activists demonstrated in the center of Bat Yam, shouting anti-Arab slogans. One of the demonstrators mounted the podium and said “every Jewish woman who goes out with an Arab must die; every Jew who sells his house to an Arab must die”. The right-wing demonstration was titled “We want a Jewish Bat Yam”. Among the demonstrators were the extreme right wing activists Baruch Marzl and Itamar Ben Gvir. One of the speakers said: “We are not racists, we’re simply Jews. We taught the nations tolerance and humanity. Fie on the mouth that says we’re racists. The Arabs come and take our girls, we’ll say no to that”. (Hebrew)
Pamphlets were hung in Bat Yam, calling for a demonstration next week against what they call “the turning of the city into a recreation site for Arabs”. Under the headline of “Keeping Bat Yam Jewish”, the pamphlets say, inter alia, “the Arabs are taking over Bat Yam, buying and renting apartments from Jews, taking and cursing the daughters of the city. 15 thousand Jewish girls were taken to the villages. Jews, let’s win.” Another pamphlet asks the residents “What would yo do if an Arab would pick up your sister? We have recently learned of an agonizing phenomenon – hundreds of the girls of Bat Yam and the center are fraternizing with Arabs”. The pamphlet appears to be an initiative of local residents, receiving instruction from students in the yeshiva of rabbi Yizhak Shapira of Yizhar. (Hebrew)