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Political: March 18, 2013

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MK Avigdor Lieberman (Likud-Beitenu) says that he will oppose any construction freeze in the West Bank. (Ynetnews)

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March 18th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Political: March 15, 2013

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The Jewish Home and Likud-Beitenu parties have committed in their coalition agreement to promote a basic law which would see Israel’s democratic character subservient to its Jewish character. According to the proposed bill, the state will invest resources in promoting the Jewish settlement within its borders but will not commit to build for other nationalities. The law, which was submitted in the past by MK Avi Dichter, is based on wording formulated by the Institute for Zionist Strategy. (Haaretz)

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March 15th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Political: March 15, 2013

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The NGOs Adam, Teva v’Din and the Movement for the Quality of Government appealed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (HaLikud-Beitenu), requesting that he prevent the appointment of Hezi Tzaig, a former Likud activist, to the position of chairman of the plenum of the Nature and Parks Authority. According to the organizations, the appointment was made with improper procedure by outgoing Minister for Environmental Protection, Gilad Erdan (HaLikud-Beitenu), in the last days of the sitting government, and there is a fear it might be politically motivated.

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Political: February 16, 2013

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Outgoing Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, has said that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman (Likud Beitenu), ”tried to push appointments through the Foreign Service. I succeeded in pushing back the pressure and convinced Lieberman that the appointments weren’t appropriate.” (Haaretz)

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February 16th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Political: January 6, 2013

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The Knesset’s Ethics Committee announced that it has decided to deduct four days’ pay from the wages of Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman (Likud-Beitenu) for missing 22 plenum sessions – four more than permitted – in the Knesset’s summer session. (Ynetnews)

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January 6th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

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: January 4, 2013

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Chairman of the Central Elections Committee, Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, has determined that the Likud-Beitenu party broke the elections law when singer Sarit Hadad performed next to Prime-Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  The law stipulates that artists cannot participate in election campaigning. (Ynetnews)

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January 4th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Political: January 3, 2013

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The Likud party rejected a call to sign a cross-party Jewish-Arab equality covenant. (Haaretz)

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January 3rd, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Political: December 25, 2012

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Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beitenu) was questioned under caution on suspicion of breach of trust in the case of the ambassador to Belarus. (Haaretz)

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