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Political: March 5, 2013

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Police is investigating a suspicion that two candidates in the Labor party primaries were involved in buying votes from “voter contractors”. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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March 5th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

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

Economy and Society: January 20, 2013‎

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Bank of Israel delayed publication of a review criticizing the government until after the elections. The official reason for the delay is that traditionally the review is submitted along with the state budget which has not yet been submitted.

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January 20th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Political: January 13, 2013

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Central Election Committee Chairman Justice Elyakim Rubinstein has ruled that musical performances that took place in campaign rallies held by Labor and Meretz respectively are a violation of the Election Law. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – News1)

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January 13th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Closed Society: December 30, 2012

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Eli Ben-Dahan, who is placed fourth in the Bayit Yehudi party’s candidate list for the Knesset, said that same sex marriage are a  “recipe for the destruction of the Jewish people.” (Times of Israel)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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December 30th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Political: December 23, 2012

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The Central Elections Committee has barred the Eretz Chadasha party from using the name – Eretz Chadasha – The Front for the Toppling of the Plutocracy, claiming there is no proof of the existence of a plutocracy in Israel. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 23rd, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Political: December 19, 2012

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The Central Elections Committee has barred MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) from running in elections to the Knesset. (Times of Israel)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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December 19th, 2012 at 9:37 am

Political: December 12, 2012

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Central Elections Committee Chairman, Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, banned an ad campaign by far-right party Otzma Leyisrael, headed by MKs Aryeh Eldad and Michael Ben-Ari, over charges that it was racist.  The campaign was “meant to degrade a single group in the State of Israel – The Arab population,” explained Rubinstein. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Political: December 9, 2012

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Chairman of the Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, MK David Rotem (Yisrael Beitenu), has asked the Central Elections Committee to bar Arab party Balad from the forthcoming elections to the 19th Knesset.  MKs Michael Ben-Ari and Aryeh Eldad (Otzma LeYisrael) asked to bar both Balad and Ra’am-Ta’al, another Arab party, while MK Ofir Akunis (Likud) has asked that MK Hanin Zo’abi (Balad) be disqualified as a candidate. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Political: December 6, 2012

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Labor party chairperson, Shelly Yechimovich, asked the party to approve a change in its regulations in order to prevent the advancement of Yariv Oppenheimer to a feasible slot in the party’s roster, following Amir Peretz’s move from Labor to HaTnua. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – nrg)

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December 6th, 2012 at 11:53 am