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Military and Security Forces: March 19, 2013

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A soldier serving in the Golani Brigade posted a status to his facebook page expressing joy at the deaths of 14 Palestinian pilgrims in a car accident. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 19th, 2013 at 11:41 am

Economy and Society: December 18, 2012

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The Ministry of Justice has published a bill proposal, which would allow the state to instruct internet service providers to block access to various websites, without requiring a court order. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Calcalist)

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December 18th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Closed Society: November 4, 2012

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Research conducted by the Yifat Institute, for the New Israel Fund, shows that 1 in every 3 political and social related post on the internet contains violence and racism.

(Hebrew – News1)

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November 4th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Closed Society: 10 January, 2011

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A movie published on the Internet calls for the assassination of Deputy State Prosecutor for Special Projects, Adv. Shai Nitzan, after he wished to investigate anti-Arab incitement on Facebook. The movie claims that Nitzan does not investigate incitement against Jews but only calls for the murder of Arabs. The movie ends with the slogan “Kahane was right.”

(Hebrew)

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January 10th, 2011 at 2:58 am

Closed Society: 6 January, 2011

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Websites of political organizations, both left- and right-wing, were blocked for viewing at the Ben Gurion Airport. The sites are blocked by a filtering company that classifies them as “dangerous”. Among blocked sites: Breaking the Silence, MachsomWatch, Peace Now, Ta’ayosh, the Eretz Yisrael Preservation Forum, and the Land Salvage Headquarters. (Hebrew)

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January 6th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Closed Society: 24th December, 2010

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Thousands of Palestinian residents in Eastern Jerusalem were disconnected from the phone and internet services of Bezeq for six weeks during the last two months, after unknown persons have sabotaged local infrastructure. According to the residents, the problem was fixed by small crews who were only working for several hours every few days. (Hebrew)

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December 24th, 2010 at 4:05 pm