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Political: January 8, 2013

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The Central Elections Committee has decided to disqualify parts of an ad by Balad party, in which a cartoon of Avigdor Lieberman sings the national anthem, HaTikva, with an Arab accent. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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January 8th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Political: February 29, 2012

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MK David Rotem (Yisrael Beitenu) has stated that he will ask the Minister of Justice to depose Supreme Court Justice Salim Joubran for refusing to sing the national anthem at the retirement ceremony of Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch.  Following the incident MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) announced that he intends to put forward the ‘Joubran bill,’ according to which a judge who did not serve in the IDF or national service[?] would not be able to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.

Internal Security: January 8, 2012

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During a demonstration against the dismantlement of the tent camp in the HaTikva neighborhood of Tel-Aviv, Police carried out arrests without any legal justification, and in at least one case arrested a couple whose children were subsequently left without any supervision.

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January 8th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Political: October 30, 2011

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A bill proposed by MK Michael Ben Ari states that each non-Jewish athlete who is invited to play on the Israeli national football team will be required to learn and sing the Israeli national anthem (HaTikva) and sign a declaration of loyalty to the State of Isreal.

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October 30th, 2011 at 6:46 pm