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Economy and Society: January 27, 2013

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Golan Yurkevic, a teacher employed through the Karev Foundation, was dismissed from his job in one of the schools in which he taught after he was filmed for an election campaign video for the Eretz Chadasha party, in which he voiced support for the party. Yurkevic was called for a meeting with the school’s vice principal who told him that his appearance in the movie was in contrast to the school values of love of country.

(Hebrew – Facebook)

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January 27th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Media: January 24, 2013

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Channel 2′s political correspondent, Rina Matzliach, says she refrained from reporting on Eldad Yaniv and his Eretz Chadasha party in order to deny them public exposure before the elections.

(Hebrew – 103fm)

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January 24th, 2013 at 9:09 am

Political: January 22, 2013

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The Samaria Residents’ Council sent representatives as observers to polling stations in Arab villages in order to “protect the integrity” of the elections. (Arutz7)

(Hebrew – Arutz7)

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January 22nd, 2013 at 10:17 am

Political: January 16, 2013

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The Police had to rescue Rabbi Haim Amsalem from the site of the annual pilgrimage for the Baba Sali in Netivot, after Shas party activists verbally assaulted him for running in the elections with his own party, Am Shalem.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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January 16th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Political: January 14, 2013

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The Central Election Committee has received a complaint about the continued use of images of IDF soldiers by the “HaBayit HaYehudi” pary in its election campaign, even though the committee chairman, Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, has issued an explicit directive against such use.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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January 14th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Political: January 13, 2013

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HaBayit HaYehudi party has issued an illegal call for support from state-funded yeshivas, to help make calls and man computer stations on election day. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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January 13th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Political: January 13, 2013

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Rabbi Hillel Horowitz, no. 13 on “HaBayit HaYehudi” party’s candidate list, is opposed to women singing in public, and thinks that Israeli Arabs are unwanted guests in the country.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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January 13th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Media: January 11, 2013

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Chairman of the Central Election Committee, Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, informed media outlets who conduct polls of his intention to report to the Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, about media outlets who do not comply with the law and submit the full poll results, including the questions asked, to the Central Election Committee.  In his letter he reports that only two polls have been submitted, and only after the request of a certain political party.

(Hebrew – News1)

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January 11th, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Political: January 8, 2013

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The Central Elections Committee has decided to disqualify parts of an ad by Balad party, in which a cartoon of Avigdor Lieberman sings the national anthem, HaTikva, with an Arab accent. (Ynetnews)

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January 8th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Media: January 7, 2013

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Following a meeting between Ynet’s political analyst, Attila Somfalvi, and Knesset candidate Eldad Yaniv (Eldad Yaniv), the site’s management decided to punish Somfalvi by not letting him publish any commentary columns during the next month, even though it is the height of election season.  As part of his political campaign, Yaniv has targeted Ynet and Yediot Aharonot owner Noni Mozes.

(Hebrew – The Marker)

In a post on his facebook page, Somfalvi has denied all of the above.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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January 7th, 2013 at 2:57 pm