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Closed Society: March 20, 2013

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Swastikas and racist slogans against Jews living in Jaffa were spray painted on walls in Gaza street and Jerusalem boulevard in Jaffa. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 20th, 2013 at 11:43 am

Internal Security: March 14, 2012

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An indictment for attempted assault of a police officer with a garden hoe, served against a Jaffa resident, was based on evidence provided by police officers, which turned out to be false in video evidence provided by the defense.  The indictment has been shelved.

(Hebrew - Nana10)

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March 14th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Military and Security: November 24, 2011‎

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According to Jaffa residents combat troups train in the city on navigation and urban combat with increasing frequency, especially in the predominatnly Arab Ajami neighourhood. According to a resident “no one bothered to explain to us why the military operates in the neighbourhood, running in the middle of the night with maps and weapons. It’s quite scary when your neighbourhood turns into a military training ground.

(Hebrew)

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November 24th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Economy and Society: August 12, 2011

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Some two years ago, the education administration of the municipality of Tel-Aviv began separating Arab and Jewish students in the “Weizmann” school in Jaffa.

(Hebrew)

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August 12th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Closed Society: May 25, 2011

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A Holon resident threatened to physically hurt his 15-year-old daughter, due to the fact that she ran a romantic relationship with an Arab resident of Jaffa.

(Hebrew)

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May 25th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

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Education: 8 April, 2011

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Rabbi Yuval Alpert, head of the gar’in torani [Orthodox socially-active "seed" group] of Jaffa, sees the joint education of Jews and Arabs in Jaffa [a historically mixed city] as a danger, and is working towards the creation of a separate education system for Jews.

(Hebrew)

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April 8th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Closed Society: 1 March, 2011

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Tomorrow (Wednesday) Baruch Marzel and some 60 other right-wing activists will march in Jaffa, titling their demonstration “showing the Islamic movement who’s the landlord in Jaffa”. The police refused to authorize the demonstration at first, but eventually agreed when Marzel filed an appeal with the High Court of Justice.

(Hebrew)

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March 1st, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Closed Society: 24 February, 2011

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MK Michael Ben Ari and right wing activists Itamar Ben Gvir and Baruch Marzel have issued a request for permission to conduct a flag march in Ajami neighbourhood in Jaffa, as a protest against “The Islamic Movement taking over Jaffa”.

(Hebrew)

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February 24th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Education: 14 January, 2011

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The Minister of Education denied at the Knesset that the Principal at the 7th Municipal High School in Jaffa prohibited his Arab students from speaking Arabic amongst themselves while in class. This despite the recording provided here, in which the principal confirms his directive and rationalizes it.

(Hebrew)

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January 14th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Closed Society: 2nd December, 2010

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Jews residing near mosques and churches in Jaffa complain about the noise caused by the bell and the calls of the Muezzin, and summon policemen who interrupt the services. The Muslim and Christian communities in Jaffa have organized in order to fight the complaints. According to the chairman of the Orthodox Society in Jaffa, Adv. Gabbi Qaddis, “when the cops last came here, I told them: ‘What is wrong with you? Do you think I will complain to the police about the singing of a synagogue cantor? This isn’t Ramat Aviv or Ramat Hasharon. Our church stands since 1870, a long, long time before the [Andromeda Hill housing] project. This is a real threat to religious activity, and an attempt to stifle religious freedom, which is grounded in the Basic Laws”. (Hebrew)

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December 4th, 2010 at 2:00 pm