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Political: November 24, 2012

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MK Danny Danon (Likud) announced that he will ask Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, to open an investigation of MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad), following her decision during operation Pillar of Cloud to observe a moment of silence for the “martyrs” killed by the IDF.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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November 24th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Closed Society: May 23, 2012

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Foreigners and left wing activists were assaulted during a demonstration demanding the expulsion of foreigners held at the Tel-Aviv-Yafo neighborhood of HaTikva.  In addition, the headlights and windows of a vehicle in which foreign nationals were driving were smashed, as well as the windows of stores owned by asylum seekers.  During the demonstration speeches were made by members of Knesset Danny Danon (Likud), Miri Regev (Likuds), and Michael Ben-Ari (National Union).

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Political: May 21, 2012

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During a session of the Knesset’s Committee on Foreign Workers MK Danny Danon (Likud) said that all of the asylum seekers are infiltrators who should be driven out, and that those responsible for their presence in Israel are human rights organizations which lodge court petitions.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

במהלך דיון בועדה לעניין עובדים זרים בכנסת אמר ח”כ דני דנון (ליכוד) כי של המהגרים הם מסתננים שיש לגרש, וכי האשמים בכך הם ארגוני זכויות שמגישים עתירות (הארץ).

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May 21st, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Political: May 6, 2012

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MK Danny Danon (Likud) has approached the head of the central elections committee, judge Miriam Naor, seeking to disqualify MK Haneen Zoabi (Balad) from being elected to Knesset in the upcoming elections.

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May 6th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Political: March 25, 2012

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Following the High Court of Justice’s decision to evacuate the outpost of Migron this August, members of Knesset Aryeh Eldad (National Union), Tzipi Hotovely, Yuli Edelstein, Danny Danon (Likud) and Zevulun Orlev (The Jewish Home) called to oppose the ruling.

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March 25th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Political: March 12, 2012

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MK Danny Danon (Likud) called on Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to look into the activities of MK Ahmad Tibi (Ra’am-Ta’al) and to oust him from the Knesset, following a facebook status Tibi posted in which he identified with residents of the Gaza Strip.

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March 12th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Political: February 22, 2012

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MK Danny Danon (Likud) said during a Knesset plenum session that “not every Arab is a terrorist, but in the Israeli reality every terrorist is an Arab.”  The statement was made following a motion raised by Arab members of Knesset about the humiliating security checks of Arab citizens in Ben Gurion International Airport and on El Al flights.

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February 22nd, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Political: February 3, 2012

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During a tour conducted by the Knesset’s Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs in South Tel-Aviv, the committee’s chairman, MK Danny Danon (Likud) said that the “infiltrators” living in the area pose a strategic threat to the State of Israel and harm its Jewish character, and therefore should be expelled.

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February 3rd, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Political: December 28, 2011

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MK Danny Danon (Likud), held an urgent discussion in the Knesset’s Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs which he chairs, on the issue of the abduction of young female immigrants from the former Soviet Union by Arabs.  The representative of the Israel Police testified that she has no knowledge of a single such case of abduction.  MK Nissim Ze’ev (Shas) called for outlawing conversion to Islam before the age of 21.  Nissim Algelani, a club owner from Kiryat Gat, said that in his town and in neighboring Netivot there is a municipal bylaw which prevents non-residents from loitering in the city after 11 pm, stating that “in Netivot, for example, you will not find Bedouins or their like prowling the streets after eleven at night, there’s no way they’re prowling there.”  MK Lia Shemtov (Yisrael Beitenu) said that these bylaws “should be adopted”, and MK Danny Danon said that the legality of such laws should be examined and that “providing mayors with further authority so that they could take care of this phenomenon” should be considered.

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(Hebrew) full transcript of the committee session

Political: December 28, 2011

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Chairman of the Knesset Immigration and Absorption Committee, MK Danny Danon (Likud), held an urgent meeting of the committee on the issue of the abduction of young female immigrants from the former Soviet Union by Arabs.  A representative of the police testified that she does not know of a single case of abduction as described in the committee.

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December 25th, 2011 at 9:38 pm