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Internal Security: March 4, 2013

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A police officer was acquitted of a charge of sexual harassment committed against a national service draftee who served with him because the harassment only occurred during one telephone call, and in all his further attempts to call her she hung up the phone.

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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March 4th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Closed Society: April 20, 2012‎

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The Student Union at the Safed Academic College has approved a new protocol that establishes military or national service (open to Jews only) as a prerequisite for students applying for the position of union chairman. 55-60% of the college’s 2,500 students are Arabs.

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April 20th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Closed Society: February 20, 2012

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Rabbi Gadi Ben Zimra, the head of the Levona Ulpana (girls’ high school), is advising the school’s female students not to volunteer in the framework of their national service for institutions that employ Arabs.

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February 20th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Political: January 11, 2012

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MK Moshe Matalon (Yisrael Beitenu) has proposed a bill which would prevent citizens who did not complete their military or national service from running for the Knesset in the next elections.

 

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January 11th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Political: January 1, 2012

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The Knesset’s legal adviser has green-lit MK Ahmed Tibi’s (Ra’am-Ta’al) legislative proposal, forbidding anyone living in a settlement from being a Supreme Court Justice, as well as MK Michael Ben-Ari’s (National Union) legislative proposal, dubbed “the Joubran Law”, which blocks anyone who has not been in the army or performed national service from being a Supreme Court Justice, and blocks the position of Supreme Court President or his deputy from a serving Justice who has not fulfilled his service requirement.

Closed Society: June 29, 2011

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Rabbis, right-wing activists and national service girls threatened to boycott an event which the National Service and Civil Service administration is going to hold,to honor its volunteers. This is because the singer Harel Skaat, who is openly gay, is planned to perform in it.

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June 29th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Closed Society: 17 February, 2011

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Senior Rabbis, including “Adjudicator of the Generation” Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, have published Halachic adjudication forbidding volunteering in Magen David Adom, on the ground of the first aid organization’s latest trials to recruit ultra-orthodox youth for national service in it. The Rabbis wrote that Magen David Adom is the only official national organization without a Rabbi, and warned the youth not to volunteer in it, not even for the sake of saving lives.

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February 17th, 2011 at 10:51 am