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Economy and Society: February 18, 2013

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Meshulam Nahari (Shas), a minister without portfolio, hid a conflict of interest when he submitted a funding request to the Prime Minister’s Office tenders committee for an exemption. The nonprofit to which Nahari requested the government transfer NIS 15,000 is chaired by the grandfather of Nahari’s daughter-in-law. (Haaretz)

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Judiciary: February 11, 2013

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Judges are not obliged to report to the court’s management about lawsuits to which they or their family members are parties.

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February 11th, 2013 at 9:20 am

Media: March 14, 2012

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The management of the Israel Broadcast Authority issued a private work permit to the head of its news division, Moshe Nestlebaum, despite legal advise it received to the contrary on the issue.  The legal opinion states that there is a concern for a conflict of interest between his employment as the head of the news division and his private work hosting cultural round tables in which the participants are senior members of the media, politics and culture.

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March 14th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Judiciary: March 1, 2012‎

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Tel-Aviv District Court Judge Michal Agmon-Gonen presided in two cases involving her close personal friend Yaacov Luxenburg. In the first case, she was forced to disqualify herself after making several judicial decisions. In the second case she avoided disqualification so far without revealing her personal connections to the other side.

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March 1st, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Economy and Society: December 5, 2011

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The Chairperson of the Planning Administration in the Ministry of Interior, Binat Shwartz, who ruled in favor of Israel Railways in its conflict with the Municipality of Haifa regarding the electrification of the rail system, served until recently as a project director on behalf of Israel Railways.

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Economy and Society: December 5, 2011

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The State Comptroller, Justice (ret.) Micha Lindenstrauss, determined that Prof. Baruch Nevo, a member of the Council for Higher Education, was acting in a severe conflict of interest in violation of proper governance.  In addition, the comptroller determined that Prof. Nevo gave false information in order to be admitted to the council.  Despite the ruling, the Minister of Education, Gideon Saar, who heads the council, refrained from terminating Prof. Nevo’s tenure as a member of the council.

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