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Closed Society: December 28, 2011

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Minister of the Interior, Eli Yishai (Shas), asked the Knesset’s Constitution Law and Justice Committee to approve regulations whereby Social Security benefits and voting rights will be denied to a citizen who does not renew his national identity card to the new biometric card.  According to the new regulations, citizens will be required to renew their identity card every 10-15 years.

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Police: 18 November, 2010

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The Supreme Court criticized the police and hundreds of policemen, following their appeal to have financial benefits returned to them which had been denied because they had been granted through faulty procedures in the first place. The policemen received the benefit in return for rabbinical studies. Supreme Court Justice Ayala Procaccia wrote in her decision that “this case, where hundreds of policemen were granted extensive pay benefits which they did not merit, while using documentation that apparently reflected false information, heavily stains the people involved in it and greatly damages the status of the police and the public’s faith in the purity of its actions.” (Hebrew)

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November 18th, 2010 at 6:52 pm