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Political: March 7, 2013

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The Director-General of the Ministry of Transportation, Uzi Yizhaki, said that his ministry intends to expand the number of bus lines which are intended for the transport of Palestinians, adding two routes to the two already in place, one to the South Hebron Hills and one to Sha’ar Efraim.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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March 7th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Closed Society: January 30, 2013

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A high level official in the Licensing Bureau told the bureau’s VP during a hearing held for a Bedouin driver who’s license was suspended, that the Bedouin sector is problematic, and that the judges encourage them and give them special consideration and a chance to reform.

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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January 30th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Settlers and Settlements: December 9, 2012

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The government is expected to invest more than 100 million NIS in the development of two underground tunnels at Adam junction near Ramallah.  Some of the plans for the development have already been approved by the Civil Administration’s planning committee, while the rest are still in the planning phase.  The Ministry of Transportation approved the project and instructed the Civil Administration to work toward issuing building permits for the project by January.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

Closed Society: November 26, 2012

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The Ministry of Transportation considering adding bus lines geared toward Palestinian laborers traveling from Central Israel to checkpoints in the West Bank, following complaints by settlers about their use of public transportation. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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November 26th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

State and Religion: March 19, 2012

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The Ministry of Transportation ordered the Hebrew University’s Student Union to halt operation of Friday evening shuttles from dorms to the center of Jerusalem. (JPost)

(Hebrew - Mynet)

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March 19th, 2012 at 12:49 pm

State and Religion: March 1‎‏9‏‎, 2012‎

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The Transportation Ministry has ordered the student union at the Hebrew University to discontinue the shuttle service from the dormitories to the city center on Friday evenings.

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March 19th, 2012 at 11:03 am

Political: February 27, 2012

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Minister of Transportation, Yisrael Katz, is promoting (Haaretz) a plan for the establishment of 475 km of rail lines in the West Bank in areas A and B, despite the expected opposition of the Palestinians to the plan.

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February 20th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Closed Society: January 2, 2012

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A Haredi[?] group from Tiberias, led by Rabbi Asher Idan, has applied to the Ministry of Transportation to sex-segregate several bus lines in Tiberias and Safed.

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January 2nd, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Economy and Society: November 24, 2011‎

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Four months after a transportation reform in the center of Israel 70% of bus stations still don’t display updated bus routes for all buses. In some stations bus numbers still appear in handwriting. The Ministry of Transportation commented that the signange is temporary and will be replaced by the end of the month.

(Hebrew)

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November 24th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Political: 24 June, 2011

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Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was responsible for the reform which made the National Roads Company a government company. After the reform, a friend of Lieberman’s, Alex Wiznitzer, was chosen as general manager of the company without a public request for applications, and several figures close to Lieberman were chosen to work for the company, including Atty. Yoav Mani, once nicknamed “Yisrael Beitenu’s strategic manager”.

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June 24th, 2011 at 10:58 pm