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State and Religion: December 21, 2012

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The Haifa Municipal Rabbinate sent out letters to banquet halls in the city, threatening to revoke their kashrut certificate if they host New Year celebrations.

(Hebrew – Facebook)

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December 21st, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Local Government: November 15, 2012

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Haifa Mayor, Yona Yahav, has demanded that Haifa University “use all means necessary to prevent negative extremist elements from spreading malicious propaganda within the university’s walls”, refering to demonstrations by students against operation “Pillar of Cloud”.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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November 15th, 2012 at 11:41 am

Internal Security: July ‎‏7‏‎, 2012‎

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Jajao Bimero, An Israeli student of Ethiopian descent, claims that he had been attacked with pepper spray and an electric shocker by a policeman in Haifa when he tried to assist a woman of Ethiopian descent who was being beaten by the policeman.

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July 7th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Local Government: June 4, 2012

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The City of Haifa announced that it will close down any businesses employing illegal immigrants.

 

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June 4th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Closed Society: February 29, 2012

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Slogans against the employment of Arab laborers were spray-painted on the walls of a construction site in Haifa.  In addition, “Price Tag” slogans were spray-painted on the vehicle of an Arab contractor who works in the city.

(Hebrew)

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February 29th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Military and Security Forces: February 12, 2012

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A soldier was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a fellow soldier in the IAF Stella Maris base in Haifa.

(Hebrew)

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February 12th, 2012 at 12:00 am

Political: February 11, 2012

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Even though that 30 thousand tonnes of toxic waste lay in the Oil Refineries factory in the bay of Haifa, the Ministry of Environmental Protection allows the company to postpone the clearance for over 4 years.

(Hebrew)

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February 11th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Internal Security: January 5, 2012‎

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Immigration inspectors arrested Geraldine Belingui, the 3 year-old daughter of an illegal immigrant. Geraldine was on her way to celebrate her 3rd birthday. MK Ilan Gilon (Meretz) was refused access to the detention center where the child was held and his aide was arrested on suspicion of vandalism. The Administration of Border Crossings, Population and Immigration said that the child’s father went back to the Philippines. The mother’s friends say that her husband is still in Israel.

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Military and Security: December 24, 2011‎

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The Kastina Military Court convicted an IDF officer who served as a commander in an elite unit for stealing 19 military objects and storing them at a friend’s house in Haifa. The officer was convicted for the theft of mortar shells, a bowie knife, a ceramic vest, seven smoke grenades, secret training materials, machine gun, revolver bullets and more. The court sentenced the officer to a month and a half of army community service and two months of probation. He was also demoted to second lieutenant.

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December 24th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Internal Security: December 21, 2011

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Haifa resident Maor Yisrael, a former police officer, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for the attack of two Arabs in 2008.  This is the third time that Yisrael has been sentenced to prison, after having been convicted of hitting his girlfriend and another Arab.

 

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December 21st, 2011 at 10:38 pm