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Economy and Society: February 2, 2013

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Herzliya’s David Raziel Youth Village suffers from neglect and lax governmental oversight. Students complain about lack of warm water for showers in winter, mold in their rooms, and food that is past the expiration date. The Ministry of Education claims the private operator of the school is responsible for the neglect. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 2nd, 2013 at 11:37 am

Economy and Society: January 27, 2013

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The Government has approved a proposal for regulating Bedouin settlement in the Negev, even though the proposal was not made public beforehand, nor was it shown to the Bedouin to which it applies. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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January 27th, 2013 at 9:27 am

Judiciary: December 2, 2012

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Former Deputy Attorney General, Attorney Mike Blass, continues to handle professional matters for the Ministry of Justice, even though his tenure in the office has ended as a result of a governmental decision.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 2nd, 2012 at 9:41 am

Economy and Society: November 14, 2012

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According to the Movement for the Quality of Government, The Social Guard, Adam Teva VeDin, Shatil, Atidenu, and A.L.A., the Government is acting in violation of the law by not publishing the 2013 budget as a bill proposal in the Knesset by November 3rd.

(Hebrew – News1)

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November 14th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Economy and Society: June 25, 2012

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The Internal Auditors of several Government Ministries appealed to the High Court of Justice, claiming the government prevents them from carrying out their duties by limiting their staffing budgets.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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June 25th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Political: May 7, 2012

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Government ministers are calling for legislation that would bypass the High Court for Justice ruling which directs the State to dismantle the Beit-El neighborhood of Givat HaUlpana.

(Hebrew - Ynet)

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May 7th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Settlers and Settlements: April 29, 2012

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According to a proposal brought before the government today, within a few months a caravan site should be set up in the settlements of Adam, for the evicted residents of the outpost of Migron. Meanwhile, another temporary site will be prepared in “Vineyard Hill”, a site in the settlement of Kochav Yaakov, near Migron. The proposal was finalized by Minister of Housing and Construction Ariel Atias  (MK, Shas) and minister Benny Begin (MK, Likud).

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April 29th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Economy and Society: March 1, 2012‎

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Over 20% of social workers employed by nonprofit organizations or who provide services to government ministries have not received the wage increases agreed upon as a result of their three-week strike last year.

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March 1st, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Political: May 24, 2001

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The government will allocate land in Jerusalem for the Shalem Institute, in the old Nature Museum compound in historic German Colony. The Shalem Institute has connections to PM Netanyahu.

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May 24th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Political: 26th December, 2010

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After the Foreign Minister, Avigdor Liberman, said during a conference of ambassadors in Jerusalem that the PM and FM of Turkey are lying, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in reply that Liberman’s words “only reflect his own personal opinions, just as government ministers have different views. The policy of the government of Israel is only that expressed by the Prime Minister”. (Hebrew)

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December 26th, 2010 at 4:12 pm