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Political: January 18, 2013‎

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Ronen Shoval, Chairman of right-wing organization Im Tirtzu admitted in court that he used private investigators to collect information on human rights organizations and lawyers working with them.

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January 18th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Local Government: June 4, 2012

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The City of Jerusalem announced to the occupants of a protest tent against the eviction of the Beit El neighborhood of Givat HaUlpana that they could not stay in the tent after Wednesday.

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June 4th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Media: April 22, 2012

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Manager of Kol Israel, Micky Mirro, ordered to cancel the personal opinion columns that were aired during the “Friday Noon” radio show.

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April 22nd, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Political: March 25, 2012

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The Tel Aviv University’s management will look into the conduct of one of its lecturers, Dr. Anat Matar, who participated in a protest calling to release Hanaa Shalbi, the administrative prisoner who has taken on a hunger strike in protest of administrative detention.

(Hebrew – nrg)

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March 25th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Economy and Society: January 29, 2012

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The management of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem is enforcing an unofficial policy which limits political activity on campus.

(Hebrew)

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January 29th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Political: January 9, 2012

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The Ministerial Committee for Legislation voted to support a controversial bill which would make it a crime to call someone a “Nazi”, or to wear a yellow star as a means of protest.

 

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January 9th, 2012 at 11:15 am

Political: December 6, 2011

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Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, handed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an expert opinion, which says that the proposed bills aimed to restrict activity of human rights organizations are not constitutional, and that they hurt a number of constitutional rights, such as: freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and right to equality.

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Internal Security: December 4, 2011

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A new report by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel shows that the police consistently restricts the freedom of expression and freedom of assembly of people trying to protest through various methods: evicting tent cities, arresting protesters and forcing them to promise not to attend future protests, and summoning activists to warning talks by police or Internal Security officers.  In addition, many cases of police officers violating the law by confronting protesters without name tags and sometimes even with masked faces have been documented.  The report refers to the situation of Palestinians from the Occupied Territories as well.  The Association points out that the Israeli authorities deny Palestinians their freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, by declaring every protest as an illegal gathering and dispersing it using various crowd dispersal methods.