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Political: January 20, 2013‎

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Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, Head of the Central Elections Committee, fined Habayit Hayehudi party NIS 72,000 for not taking down election posters where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears alongside Habayit Hayehudi chief Naftali Bennett.

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January 20th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Political: June 2, 2012

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud)  is considering a plan for moving five houses scheduled for demolition at Ulpana Hill to a military area at the Bait El settlement. Following his announcement right-wing MKs said they will re-submit a law proposal that would allow settlers to keep any structure built on Palestinian private land if the owner fails to contest the building within four years of construction on the site. Unnamed persons within the IDF commented that Netanyahu’s plan is impractical.

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June 2nd, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Political: December 6, 2011

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Representatives of the illegal outposts in Judea and Samaria, designated for demolition, sent to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as to government ministers, an expert opinion by attorney Yaakov Weinroth, saying that the law does not require to demolish structures built on private land, if landlords do not demand the evacuation. According to the statement, it is sufficient to provide financial compensation to the landowners, due to the fact that the outposts were built in good faith.

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December 6th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Closed Society: June 16, 2011

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MK Otniel Schneller (Kadima) calls to divest from poet Nathan Zach the Israel Prize after he said in an interview on Kol Israel radio that “Netnyahu, much like Hitler, was elected in democratic elections”.

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June 16th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Political: 22nd December, 2010

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The Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, called on the citizens of Israel “not to take the laws into their own hands’ against African refugees. According to Netanyahu, the Israeli government is “acting assertively to stop the stream of illegal infiltrators from Africa by erecting a border fence and returning the infiltrators to their own countries”. (Hebrew)

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December 25th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Political: 25 October, 2010

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Even though Prime Minister Binaymin Netanyahu has appointed (Hebrew) a committee to look into the Ultra-Orthodox Living Allowances bill, the Minister of Finances, Yuval Schteinitz, has already set the cost of the bill as part of the new, two year, national budget, which has been approved by the Knesset.

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October 26th, 2010 at 6:56 am