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Local Government: April 15, 2013

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In a booklet distributed by Nazareth Illit mayor Shimon Gapso to the city’s residents Gapso details how he acted “to preserve the Jewish majority of the city by means which are best not mentioned.” (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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April 15th, 2013 at 9:13 am

Closed Society: March 10, 2013

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Three 14 year old boys from Nazareth Illit who demanded that an Arab resident leave the neighborhood and then spat at her, have apologized for their actions and pledged to join police community service activities.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 10th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Internal Security: February 27, 2013

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The Haifa Magistrate’s Court sentenced police investigator Avraham Kalifa to 14 months in prison after he was convicted of abuse of authority, breach of trust, and indecent assault. The investigator conducted the indecent act to a young woman who came to the station to give testimony.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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February 27th, 2013 at 11:39 am

Closed Society: February 4, 2013

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The municipality of Nazareth-Illit has started a process to change the city’s name and disconnect it from the name Nazareth, following an appeal by Rabbi Haim Kanievsky to the city’s mayor, Shimon Gapso, in which he stated that the current name does not sound good to Jewish ears. (HeHadrey Haredim)

(Hebrew – BeHadrey Haredim)

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February 4th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Local Government: October 29, 2012

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Ze’ev Hartman, Nazareth Illit city council member, attacked the Ministry of Education for its decision to implement integration between Jewish and Arab kindergardeners.  Hartman said that the residents of Nazareth Illit are familiar with the Arabs and that “there is estrangement because Arabs murder Jews.  There is estrangement because the Nazereth mosque’s Imam calls for the murder of Jews.”

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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October 29th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Local Government: April 23, 2012

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Nazareth Illit mayor Shimon Gapso demanded the removal of Russian language signs hung in the city, claiming that they are missionary in nature and are offensive to the Jewish public.

(Hebrew - Mynet)

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April 23rd, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Local Government: June 16, 2011

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According to an affidavit submitted to court today, Shimon Gapso, mayor of Nazareth Illit, ordered an employee to harass his political opponents. In one case, the employee hit a council member.

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June 16th, 2011 at 10:23 am

Police: 28 March, 2011

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The police recommend bringing the mayor of Nazareth Illit, Shimon Gapasu, to trial, on charges accepting hundreds of thousands of shekels worth of bribery since being elected for office in 2008.

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March 28th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Closed Society: 6 March, 2011

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The Galilee Development Authority published a call, on its website, to join a founding group for the “Im Tirzu” movement, in Nazareth Illit. The website states that “Nazareth Illit has been in recent years suffering negative migration of Jewish population, and thus also losing its Jewish Zionist spirit”. The specific post was later removed from the website.

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March 6th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Political: 27 December, 2010

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Shimon Gapasu, mayer of Nazareth Illit, was arrested on suspicion of having received bribes and will remain in detention until Thursday. Additionally, the detention of his bureau chief, Meshi Snuani, and his assistant, Yakov Goldberg. Gapasu is also suspected of the crimes of brokering bribes, money laundering, fraud, and violation of fiduciary responsibilities, as well as conspiracy to commit a crime and electoral fraud. (Hebrew)