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Closed Society: 25 March, 2011

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Politicos in the ultra-Orthodox settlement city of Modi’in Ilit married off a 13 year-old girl this week, as a “correction” for starting to see a 16 year-old. The marriage took place in opposition to a court order forbidding the parents from marrying off their daughter, and against the protest of the city’s rabbis.

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March 25th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Political: 8 March, 2011

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The government has decided not to support a bill put forth by MK Haneen Zoabi which would raise the minimum age for marriage from 17 to 18. The Ministry of Education supports the proposal, as it would prevent forced marriage of young girls.

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March 9th, 2011 at 12:18 am

Political: 8 March, 2011

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The Israeli Government has decided to vote NO on the Bill, proposed by Knesset Member Hanin Zo’abi (National Democratic Assembly), which intends to raise the minimum age of marriage from 17 to 18. This is in spite the fact that the Ministry of Education of the Government supports this act, which could prevent the forcing of girls to get married at a very young age.

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March 8th, 2011 at 10:07 am

General: 28 February, 2011

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A report of the Israel National Council for the Child indicates that Israel has the highest marriage rate for minors in the Western world. Over 4,600 females under the age of 18 are married in Israel, annually. Furthermore, the report also shows that there are minors under the age of 17, whose marriages are not registered by the Ministry of Interior.

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February 28th, 2011 at 3:17 pm