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Closed Society: March 5, 2013

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A report published by a committee headed by Prof. Arnon Sofer and which was submitted to Minister of Interior Eli Yishai (Shas) concludes that the solution to the “infiltrator” question is a policy of ignoring the UN’s position in regards to the security situation in their countries of origin, transferring them to detention facilities in the south, and formulation of a strict policy in regards to NGOs trying to assist the asylum seekers. (Ynetnews)

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March 5th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Closed Society: March 5, 2013

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Minister of Interior, Eli Yishai (Shas), admits that more than 2,000 North Sudanese were returned to their country “voluntarily” when faced with the choice of a prolonged detention, in violation of the UN’s position that such a return is forbidden since Sudan threatens to punish citizens who were in Israel. (Haaretz)

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March 5th, 2013 at 10:06 am

Economy and Society: December 9, 2012

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Minister of Interior, Eli Yishai (Shas), is delaying his signing of new regulations which would see public spaces become accessible to people with disabilities.

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Closed Society: November 20, 2012

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The Mayor of Upper Nazareth, Shimon Gafsou, sent a letter to Interior Minister Eli Yishai calling on him to declare the city of Nazareth as a “city hostile to the State of Israel”, and to stop all government funding to the city. (Haaretz)

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November 20th, 2012 at 11:18 am

Political: November 17, 2012‎

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Eli Yishay (Shas), Israel’s interior minister said the goal of the Pillar of Cloud operation is to “send Gaza back to the Middle Ages” by destroying electricity, water, transportation and communications infrastructures.

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November 17th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Political: November 4, 2012

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Interior Minister Eli Yishai has ordered local council heads to enforce the law against unlicensed businesses operated by asylum seekers, even if they have a residency permit. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Walla)

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November 4th, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Closed Society: June 21, 2012

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A family from Sudan was wrongfully detained prior to deportation in recent days by inspectors of the Population and Immigration Authority and placed in the Saharonim Detention Facility.  Only following an appeal to Minister of Interior Eli Yishai by social activists via Facebook was the family released.

(Hebrew - Ynet)

Political: June 20, 2012

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The State Comptroller’s report on the Carmel Fire places overall responsibility for the low level of preparedness of the fire services on the whole government, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  The report places special responsibility on Interior Minister Eli Yishai who is in charge of the fire services and on Minister of Finance Yuval Steinitz who conditioned the transfer of funds to the fire services on their completion of an organizational reform. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Walla)

Closed Society: June 7, 2012

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The Jerusalem Administrative Affairs Court rejected an appeal by human rights organizations against the Interior Minister’s decision to stop providing “collective protection” to South Sudanese citizens who live in Israel.  The court’s decision means that the Government could start deporting South Sudanese citizens.

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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June 7th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Diplomacy: June 4, 2012

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The Foreign Ministry has criticized the Interior Minister, Eli Yishai (Shas), who contacted the Eritrean authorities in order to expedite the deportation of Eritrean refugees, without coordinating the contacts with the Foreign Ministry, and against regulations.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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June 4th, 2012 at 9:30 pm