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Political: February 3, 2012

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During a tour conducted by the Knesset’s Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs in South Tel-Aviv, the committee’s chairman, MK Danny Danon (Likud) said that the “infiltrators” living in the area pose a strategic threat to the State of Israel and harm its Jewish character, and therefore should be expelled.

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Political: December 28, 2011

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MK Danny Danon (Likud), held an urgent discussion in the Knesset’s Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs which he chairs, on the issue of the abduction of young female immigrants from the former Soviet Union by Arabs.  The representative of the Israel Police testified that she has no knowledge of a single such case of abduction.  MK Nissim Ze’ev (Shas) called for outlawing conversion to Islam before the age of 21.  Nissim Algelani, a club owner from Kiryat Gat, said that in his town and in neighboring Netivot there is a municipal bylaw which prevents non-residents from loitering in the city after 11 pm, stating that “in Netivot, for example, you will not find Bedouins or their like prowling the streets after eleven at night, there’s no way they’re prowling there.”  MK Lia Shemtov (Yisrael Beitenu) said that these bylaws “should be adopted”, and MK Danny Danon said that the legality of such laws should be examined and that “providing mayors with further authority so that they could take care of this phenomenon” should be considered.

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(Hebrew) full transcript of the committee session

Economy: 1 March, 2011

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A Finance Ministry representative said during a discussion of the Knesset Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs that the ministry plans to increase the rent paid by the elderly, the disabled and the Holocaust refugees, to about 10% of their income, compared to the 8% they currently pay. The rent is expected to rise by about 70 shekels for most of them. According to the assistant of Committee Chair MK Danny Danon (Likkud), the Ministry of Construction and Housing was prepared to cancel the raise, but the Ministry of Finance insisted on it.

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