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Closed Society: March 8, 2013

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Jewish residents of the Acre neighborhood of Hakerem B are demanding that the sale of a house to an Arab family be cancelled. The residents gathered near the sold house, raised the Israeli flag and called on the seller to go back on the deal. The protest was lead by the “Our Acre” organization, whose manager, Adir Cohen, claims that the buyer is a Hadash party activist who made the purchase out of political motivations. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 8th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Political: November 23, 2012

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MK Ofir Akunis (Likud) asked the Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, to open a criminal investigation of MK Afou Agbaria (Hadash) on the charge of incitement against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  The request follows a status on his Facebook page of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with blood-stained hands and blood-splattered clothes at the start of the Pillar of Defense military operation.  The caption under the image says: “Citizens of Israel, vote for me! Look, I have fresh blood on my hands!” (Arutz7)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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November 23rd, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Closed Society: November 9, 2012‎

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A threat letter was sent to MKs Mohammad Baraka (Hadash), Hana Sweid (Hadash) and Ahmad Tibi (Ra’am-Ta’al), as well at to the Mayor of Nazareth Ramiz Jaraisy. The letter writer, who calls himself “Johan Rasmussen” claims to belong to an organization called “Pulsa Dinura committee”. He warned the receiver that a Pulsa Dinura curse, similar to the “curse that killed Yizhak Rabin”, was laid on them.

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November 9th, 2012 at 11:04 am

Political: December 20, 2011

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs officially complained to the Knesset, that the Head of Hadash (Arab Democratic Front for Peace and Equality) , MK Mohammed Baraka, was sent abroad by the Palestinian Authority, and represented the PA positions there.

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December 20th, 2011 at 12:40 am

Political: 15 July, 2011

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According to MK Dov Henin (Hadash), the construction acceleration bill has no meaning in practice, since section 23(a) says that the initiator only has to build 20% of the infrastructure within three and a half years.

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July 15th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Political: June 16, 2011

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Hadash’s Web site had published several articles and reports in Arabic that express support for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime. The articles were not published on the Hebrew Web site of the party.

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June 16th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

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Closed Society: 22 April, 2011

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Acre City Councilman Ahmed Ooda (of the Hadash party) demands of the Mayor, Shimon Lankry, that signs in Arabic be installed in the entrance to City Hall. Ooda says he has previously asked for the addition of Arabic signage, but the response was negative. When the municipality was remodeled and the sign replaced, Arabic was not added.

[Translator's note: Acre is a mixed city, with a significant Arabic-speaking population.]

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April 22nd, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Political: 16 January, 2011

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The municipal legal advisor of Tel-Aviv, Atty. Uzi Salman, is checking whether the management of the Eretz Israel Museum went against the instructions of the Attorney General when it rented a space for a political conference of the Labor Party. Museum management claims there is no legal problem with renting space for the conference of a legitimate party sitting in Knesset, but the museum refused to rent the same space for a conference of the Hadash and City For All parties.

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January 16th, 2011 at 6:11 pm