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Settlers and Settlements: April 30, 2013

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Five students from Jerusalem Yeshiva “Merkaz HaRav” assaulted two police detectives and sprayed them with tear gas while they were walking by the Yeshiva and talking among themselves in Arabic. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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April 30th, 2013 at 9:27 am

Local Government: April 15, 2013

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In a booklet distributed by Nazareth Illit mayor Shimon Gapso to the city’s residents Gapso details how he acted “to preserve the Jewish majority of the city by means which are best not mentioned.” (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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April 15th, 2013 at 9:13 am

Closed Society: April 10, 2013

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Ariel University is opening a separate course of study intended solely for men.

(Hebrew – Kipa)

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April 10th, 2013 at 9:29 am

Closed Society: April 4, 2013

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Jerusalem District Police Commander, Major General Yossi Pariente, informed members of the Women of the Wall group that from now on they will be forbidden from saying the Kaddish at the Western Wall – in addition to the prohibitions on wrapping themselves in a Tallit and reading the Torah. (Jerusalem Post)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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April 4th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Political: March 15, 2013

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The Jewish Home and Likud-Beitenu parties have committed in their coalition agreement to promote a basic law which would see Israel’s democratic character subservient to its Jewish character. According to the proposed bill, the state will invest resources in promoting the Jewish settlement within its borders but will not commit to build for other nationalities. The law, which was submitted in the past by MK Avi Dichter, is based on wording formulated by the Institute for Zionist Strategy. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 15th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Media: March 11, 2013‎

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A survey conducted by The Second Authority for Television and Radio found that minorities are portrayed negatively on news broadcasts, entertainment shows, talk shows and reality shows on Israel’s commercial TV channels.

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March 11th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Economy and Society: March 11, 2013‎

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Tel Aviv’s only homeless shelter for drug and alcohol addicts bars entrance to HIV/AIDS patients in violation of the law. The shelter operates under the authority of the Tel Aviv Municipality, which has privatized its services for taking care of the homeless, handing them over to Lasova non-profit.

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March 11th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Closed Society: March 8, 2013

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Jewish residents of the Acre neighborhood of Hakerem B are demanding that the sale of a house to an Arab family be cancelled. The residents gathered near the sold house, raised the Israeli flag and called on the seller to go back on the deal. The protest was lead by the “Our Acre” organization, whose manager, Adir Cohen, claims that the buyer is a Hadash party activist who made the purchase out of political motivations. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 8th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Political: March 7, 2013

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The Director-General of the Ministry of Transportation, Uzi Yizhaki, said that his ministry intends to expand the number of bus lines which are intended for the transport of Palestinians, adding two routes to the two already in place, one to the South Hebron Hills and one to Sha’ar Efraim.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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March 7th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Economy and Society: March 6, 2013‎

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According to data published by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, the average salary for female employees amounts to 66% of the average salary for male employees.

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March 6th, 2013 at 9:48 pm