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Political: November 5, 2012

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A new B’Tselem report on the long term impact of the separation barrier on the Palestinian communities on whose land it is built, reveals that despite its commitment to the High Court, the steps taken by the State have not prevented the barrier’s harmful effects on the lives of Palestinians.  Since the construction of the barrier, Palestinian residents of these communities have lost the ability to make profitable use of their lands - their major remaining resource.  Moreover, the spatial division between neighboring communities, and between them and their land, strains their ability to survive and paralyzes sustainable development.  In addition, over eight years after imposition of the permit regime, the Civil Administration has still not bothered to translate into Arabic the collected Seam Zone orders—describing the types of permits and approval criteria. (B’Tselem)

 (Hebrew – B’Tselem)

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November 5th, 2012 at 7:02 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.

Local Government: July 7, 2011

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Tel Aviv Municipality had held a number of discussions to formulate a municipal bylaw that would allow it to collect an additional fee from the city’s residents, on top of the property tax, defined as a Fee to Maintain Public Order. Despite the fact that the High Court prohibited the collection of this fee a year and a half ago.

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July 7th, 2011 at 11:06 pm