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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: 3rd January, 2011

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The Knesset’s legal counsel, Adv. Eyal Yenon, told the Interior Committee that a bill tabled by the government ignores SCJ decisions, and is an attempt to lay a “legal trap” to the Knesset. Yenon was referring to the bill according to which foreigners who married Israeli citizens and did not finalize their residency status may be deported abroad for a period of ten years. (Hebrew)

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January 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 am

Political: 20th December, 2010

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The government asks the Knesset to approve a bill, which will create a special court for foreigners affairs, who will have the sole responsibility for judging non-citizens residing in Israel. ACRI has warned that “the government decided to create its own court, where it will sit in judgment on itself. The new court will be wholly under the authority and accountability of the Ministry of Justice, and will cancel in practice the principle of separation of powers. It will also prevent independent judicial criticism of the activity of the Ministry of the Interior, and will harm human rights”. (Hebrew)

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December 21st, 2010 at 6:58 am