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Military and Security Forces: April 11, 2013

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The IDF will not permit entry to Israel to 109 Palestinians who planned on participating in the annual Combatants for Peace Memorial Day ceremony. (+972)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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April 11th, 2013 at 8:15 am

Closed Society: May 4, 2012‎

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Arab students were forced to stand to honor an Israeli memorial day ceremony at Western Galilee College in Northern Israel. The college dean confirmed that ” It is true that we wetted the benches [to prevent them from sitting] and will do the same in future years.”

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May 4th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

State and Religion: April 30, 2012

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A number of observant employees of the Bank of Israel left a Memorial Day ceremony held at by the bank in protest over the performance of singer Shuli Natan.  Other employees chose not to attend the ceremony for the same reason.

(Hebrew - nrg)

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April 30th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Military and Security Forces: April 23, 2012

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Haredi soldiers have announced that they will boycott the Memorial Day ceremony in the IDF’s Naval Commando base in Atlit if it will include women singing.

(Hebrew - Walla)

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April 23rd, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Military and Security Forces: May 11, 2011

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Military judge Maj. Sharon Keinan ordered to extend the detention of a 15 year old Palestinian of Bil’in by five more days, because hearings were not held at the Ofer base military court, during Memorial Day and Independence Day. The boy is suspected of throwing stones. At the beginning of the hearing the boy claimed that the soldiers assaulted him when he was arrested; “They kicked me, attacked me. There was a lot of blood. My head is also bruised. A military medic treated me.”

(hebrew)

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May 11th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Economy: 3 May, 2011

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This year Memorial Day ceremonies were privatized in many places in the country. For the first time, in the central ceremony in Jerusalem the admission will not be free .

(hebrew)

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May 3rd, 2011 at 3:43 pm