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Political: November 12, 2012

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Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livnat (Likud) established the Judea and Samaria Museum Council for the purpose of providing government monetary assistance to such institutions. Until now, Israeli museums in the West Bank received no government support because Israeli law does not apply in those territories. (Times of Israel)

(Hebrew – Walla)

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November 12th, 2012 at 9:52 am

Closed Society: January 30, 2012

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Following a complaint by the “Im Tirzu” association, Minister of Culture and Sport, Limor Livnat (Likud), voiced support for keeping director and actor Mohammed Bakri off the stage in an upcoming production at the Tzavta Theater in Tel-Aviv.

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January 30th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Closed Society: December 25, 2011

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Minister of Culture and Sport, Limor Livnat, has expressed understanding for exclusion of women in Haredi neighborhoods stating that “I am not sure if it bothers me if there is a decision to segregate buses in Modi’in Illit or Beitar Illit.  That is their way of life.  If it does not bother any woman, I am not sure if it bothers me.”

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December 25th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Closed Society: 14 November, 2010

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The “Yisrael Sheli” [my Israel] organization has called upon the Mizrahi-Tfahot bank to dismiss actor Dvir Benedek from its ad campaign, following his statement against Minister of Culture and Sport Limor Livant, who criticized the artists who objected to performing in Ariel. (Hebrew)

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November 14th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Closed Society: 9th November, 2010

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During the opening ceremony of the Ariel Culture Hall, the mayor, Ron Nahman, said (Hebrew) “it is not surprising that the first play comes from Be’er Sheva, the city of Our Father Abraham, and not from Tel Aviv, the city of the Philistines”. Present at the ceremony were the Minister of Education and Sport, Limor Livnat, and MKs Danny Danon and Miri Regev.

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November 9th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Political: 8 November, 2010

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Limor Livnat, Israel’s Minister for Culture, announced that she will act to prevent support of any theater that refuses to perform in Israeli territory, including the Occupied Territories. According to Livnat, “we are a democratic country and artists have the right to express protest, but it is not their right to boycott the citizens of the State of Israel, and we will act to require cultural institutions to perform throughout the entire country.” (Hebrew)

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November 8th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Political: 2 September 2010

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In a meeting of the Knesset Education Committee, Minister of Culture Limor Livnat threatened to intervene in the content of theatrical performacnes, following the declaration by the artists that they would refuse to perform in Ariel. “The fact that you are engaging in political considerations could lead to it that we, too, would involve political considerations and get involved in the content,” said Livnat. Livnat also accused the actors of creating a totalitarian regime.

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September 2nd, 2010 at 12:09 am

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Political: 28 August 2010

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Limor Livnat, Minister of Culture and Sport, responded to the declaration by 36 theater professionals that they would boycott the Ariel Cultural Hall, that “theater CEOs must immediately rise to the occasion and handle the crisis that has occurred once actors and creative artists have decided to divide society in Israel.” She said that “culture is a social bridge and political argumentation should be left outside the life of culture and art.”

Members of Knesset Ronit Tirosh (Kadima) and Yariv Levine (Likud) have proposed a law that would deny funding to theaters which would employ artists who call for boycotting plays being held in a particular location due to political reasons.

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August 28th, 2010 at 10:15 pm