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Internal Security: March 4, 2013

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A police prosecutor assaulted an attorney who approached a courtroom stenographer in order to receive the minutes of the courtroom proceedings.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 4th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Internal Security: February 10, 2013

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Merav Lonn, a disabled single mother from Beer-Sheva, was violently evicted from an Amidar apartment which she invaded in order to get away from a neighbor who harassed her family.

(Hebrew – mynet)

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February 10th, 2013 at 9:13 am

Closed Society: January 7, 2013

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A Bedouin man who attempted to pray in the Beer-Sheva Country Club was asked by the club’s security guards to stop praying and leave the premises.  The guards threatened to cancel the man’s membership, and yelled at him “go to Tibi”.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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January 7th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Local Government: December 25, 2012

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The State Comptroller, retired judge Yosef Shapira, faults elected officials and public servants with meddling in the work of municipal prosecutors’ departments.  Among the cities in which these violations occured are Nazereth-Illit, Carmiel, and Beer-Sheva. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – News1)

State and Religion: April 11, 2012

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The Beer-Sheva Zoo was open for the Haredi public only on Wednesday.  Secular visitors who complained of this discrimination were eventually allowed in the zoo, but only if modestly attired. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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April 11th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Closed Society: January 1, 2012

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The Ben Gurion University Student Association has canceled the screening of the movie “Bil’in Habibti” in its cinema, claiming the movie is political.

(Hebrew)

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January 1st, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Judiciary: December 29, 2011‎

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The Be’er Sheva District Court Judge Eliyahu Bitan sentenced four former Border Police officers, convicted of aggravated assault against six Bedouins who lived in Eilat, to community service and probation. The judge explained that border police officers should be treated like soldiers rather than police officers.

(More details in Hebrew)

Closed Society: December 12, 2011

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The Arab-Jewish Center for Equality, Empowerment and Cooperation (AJEEC) volunteers’ tent in Beer-Sheva was gutted by fire set by arsonists.

(Hebrew)

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December 12th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Closed Society: June 16, 2011

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The Ministry of Interior had cataloged on the population registry computer, information given by Itay Bar in an interview to Ha’aretz weekend magazine. In the interview Bar said that his father is a Catholic Christian, and his mother is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and a Catholic mother. When he reached the Be’er Sheva branch of the Ministry of Interior the clerk told him his file was “Blocked for Service”, when asked why she answered it was “due to a report”.

(Hebrew )

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June 16th, 2011 at 11:12 am

Closed Society: 9th November, 2010

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During the opening ceremony of the Ariel Culture Hall, the mayor, Ron Nahman, said (Hebrew) “it is not surprising that the first play comes from Be’er Sheva, the city of Our Father Abraham, and not from Tel Aviv, the city of the Philistines”. Present at the ceremony were the Minister of Education and Sport, Limor Livnat, and MKs Danny Danon and Miri Regev.

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November 9th, 2010 at 7:06 pm