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Political: June 16, 2011

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MK Lia Shemtov (Israel Beitenu) wrote the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, and the Transport Minister Israel Katz (Likud), asking them to remove the signs in Arabic on the Jerusalem Light Rail. According to her, a law stating that Arabic is an official language in Israel never existed, and all use of it is derived from a law dated back to the British mandate (The king’s order to his council). “The Supreme Court had stated that the use of Arabic is required by the central government and not the municipalities when discussing road signs”.

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June 16th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Political: 26 August 2010

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The new cultural hall being constructed in Ariel, which in the Samaria region of the Occupied Territories, will run productions purchased from the theaters of Beer Sheva, Habima, Hakameri, and HaKhan. The Ometz Lesarev movement called upon theater administrators not to perform in Ariel: “it is not what cultured people do, to perform to an audience who, due to their place of residence, cause millions of people to suffer a repressive military administration that denies them human dignity, freedom of movement and basic human rights – before even discussion the denial of their own ability to maintain any kind of cultural and spiritual life of their own.”

Dozens of Palestinians threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at Border Guard forces in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem. They stated that disputes began after Jewish settlers in the neighborhood tried to enter the mosque near the Silwan Spring with their faces covered.

The Israeli Train Company invested three million NIS in planning a rail line between Rosh Haayin and Nablus, as part of the vision of Minister of Transportation Israel Katz to form a railroad that would cross the Occupied Territories in the regions known as “Judea” and “Samaria”.