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Political: January 6, 2013

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Dr. Gilad Natan, a researcher in the Knesset Research and Information Center was recently removed from his post because of left-wing views he had expressed outside his workplace.  The Knesset management explained that the decision was made because Natan harmed the MKs confidence in the center’s research papers, but admitted that “no fault had been found in his research.”  A team of Knesset officials, including the Knesset director general, its legal adviser and the head of the Knesset Information Division – with the blessing of Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin – decided to reassign Natan to a position in the Knesset Archive. (Haaretz)

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Political: March 19, 2012

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29 Members of Knesset applied to the Knesset Speaker requesting that he disperse the Knesset panel on the assimilation of Israeli Arab workers in public service, claiming that the panel’s chairman, MK Ahmed Tibi (Ra’am-Ta’al) is using it to advance a political agenda.

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Closed Society: March 1, 2012‎

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Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin (Likud), speaking on the one year anniversary of the murder of the Fogel family, called to accelerate Jewish construction on the West Bank.

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March 1st, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Political: July 27, 2011

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Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin (Likud) called on the government to legalize the recent construction in the illegal settlement Migron. This week marks the end of the time period allotted to the State to demolish three buildings in the illegal settlement, according to the commitment to the High Court of Justice.

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July 27th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Political: May 18, 2011

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Member of Knesset Aryeh Eldad (National Union) demanded from Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin (Likud), to remove a painting from an exhibition purchased by the Knesset. The painting depitcs an Arab family of Jaffa from the 1930′s. Eldad claimed that the piece is a ”Nakba picture,” presenting the Palestinian narrative.

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May 18th, 2011 at 4:58 pm