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Economy and Society: February 13, 2012

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The Ministry of Health is barring doctors who studied medicine at Al Quds University in East Jerusalem from taking the Israeli certification exams, since the university has offices within the West Jerusalem municipal boundaries.

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February 13th, 2012 at 11:34 am

Closed Society: 24 February, 2011

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Pasquills (Wall posters written by ultra-orthodox Jews) spread across Safed in the past week are calling against the plan to build a Medical School in the town, defining it A Hollocaust of Assimilation. The pasquills’ natures reveal this is not only a battle against future Arab students but also for the city’s future ambiance. According to residents, the identity of the people who spread the pasquills is unknown. “It is obvious that only a few are involved”, said a resident related to the ultra-orthodox community, “but the ultra-orthodox society is aligning with the extremists, and the moderates are silent”.


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February 24th, 2011 at 4:14 pm