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Military and Security Forces: January 8, 2013

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Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court judge Hanna Miriam Lump acquitted two left-wing activists from charges of insulting a public official and interfering with a public official in his duty, determining that the testimonies of Border Policemen against the two were not reliable, since the policemen coordinated their testimonies and the indictment was served only after the activists filed a complaint with the Department for the Investigation of Police Officers against one of their arresting officers.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Internal Security: November 11, 2012

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The Samaria-Judea District Police distributed “Closed Military Zone” orders to 16 left wing activists, informing them that the villages of Nabi Saleh, Na’alin, Bil’in, and Kadum in the West Bank are declared off limits. (Arutz Sheva)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

Closed Society: May 23, 2012

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Foreigners and left wing activists were assaulted during a demonstration demanding the expulsion of foreigners held at the Tel-Aviv-Yafo neighborhood of HaTikva.  In addition, the headlights and windows of a vehicle in which foreign nationals were driving were smashed, as well as the windows of stores owned by asylum seekers.  During the demonstration speeches were made by members of Knesset Danny Danon (Likud), Miri Regev (Likuds), and Michael Ben-Ari (National Union).

(Hebrew - Walla)

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Political: April 20, 2012‎

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In a conference titled “conclusions from the Holocaust” organized by the “Holocaust Lessons Caucus,” led by National Union MK Michael Ben-Ari, left-wing activists were compared to kapos – Jewish collaborators with the Nazis, and anarchists were described as Nazis. In addition to MK Ben-Ari, the discussion was attended by MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union), Yonatan Yosef, speaker of the Jewish settlement in Sheikh Jarrah, David Bedein, and Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, head of the Temple Institute.

State and Religion: April 16, 2012

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Rabbi Elyakim Levanon, Chief Rabbi of Samaria, and Rabbi Avihai Ronski, former Chief IDF Rabbi, claim that Lieutenant-Colonel Shalom Eisner should be praised for hitting a Danish pro-Palestinian activist in the face with his rifle in the Jordan Valley. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew - Walla)

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April 19th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Military and Security Forces: April 15, 2012

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Deputy Commander of the Jordan Valley Brigade, Lieutenant Colonel Shalom Eisner,  hit an unarmed left-wing activist in the face with his M16 rifle during a bicycle ride through the Jordan Valley by a group of Palestinians and activists in protest against Israeli occupation policies in the West Bank.

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April 15th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Internal Security: April 12, 2012

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The Shin Bet (General Security Service) questioned four Israeli left-wing activists at length ahead of a planned pro-Palestinian “fly-in” and warned them that they are under surveillance.  Two of the activists were questioned in Ben-Gurion International Airport upon returning from a trip abroad, and two were questioned in a Tel-Aviv police station after receiving a written summons. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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April 12th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Closed Society: February 10, 2012

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The [right-wing] Rotter.net forum reported that settlers threw stones at a joint protest of Israeli left-wing activists and Palestinians, near the settlement of Shilo.

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February 10th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Military and Security Forces: December 16, 2011

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At least 13 cases of firing gas canisters directly aimed at Palestinian protesters and left-wing activists have been documented since the death of Bassam Abu-Rahme in Bil’in, despite the IDF having promised to refine the procedures for the firing of tear gas canisters.  Investigations of these cases usually end without any operative decisions. Some of the cases are not investigated at all.

(Hebrew)

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December 16th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Education: June 14, 2011

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Security guards of Ben Gurion University prevent left-wing activist from distributing fliers, but at the same time they do not prevent right-wing activists from doing the same.

(Hebrew)

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June 14th, 2011 at 3:40 pm