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Economy and Society: November 6, 2012

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MK Nissim Ze’ev (Shas), a member of the Knesset’s Education Committee, says that a project promoted by the Ministry of Education to introduce kindergardeners to Islam and Christianity will lead to a loss of identity for the Jewish Children.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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November 6th, 2012 at 9:16 am

Diplomacy: May 16, 2012

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MK Nissim Ze’ev (Shas) participated in a conference of extreme right-wing parties organized by Jörg Haider’s Austrian Freedom Party in European Union Headquartes in Brussels.

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May 16th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Political: December 28, 2011

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MK Danny Danon (Likud), held an urgent discussion in the Knesset’s Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs which he chairs, on the issue of the abduction of young female immigrants from the former Soviet Union by Arabs.  The representative of the Israel Police testified that she has no knowledge of a single such case of abduction.  MK Nissim Ze’ev (Shas) called for outlawing conversion to Islam before the age of 21.  Nissim Algelani, a club owner from Kiryat Gat, said that in his town and in neighboring Netivot there is a municipal bylaw which prevents non-residents from loitering in the city after 11 pm, stating that “in Netivot, for example, you will not find Bedouins or their like prowling the streets after eleven at night, there’s no way they’re prowling there.”  MK Lia Shemtov (Yisrael Beitenu) said that these bylaws “should be adopted”, and MK Danny Danon said that the legality of such laws should be examined and that “providing mayors with further authority so that they could take care of this phenomenon” should be considered.

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(Hebrew) full transcript of the committee session

Closed Society: May 25, 2011

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“Rabbis Committee for the honor of Jerusalem” demanded from Jerusalem mayor, Nir Barkat, to cancel the opera festival planned for June 6th (eve of the holiday of Shavu’ot)  in “the Sultan’s Pool” amphitheater. At the same time, Knesset members Uri Ariel, Ibrahim Tzartzur, Nissim Ze’ev to a number of officials, in order to stop this show, which they claim hurts the Jews and Muslims, and glorifies the trip of the Crusaders to the land of Israel. In their letter, the rabbis said that “It is inconceivable that after they slaughtered Jews and were the trailblazers to the Nazis, the Jerusalem municipality would put together a show in honor of the Crusaders.”

(Hebrew)

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May 25th, 2011 at 11:31 am

Diplomacy: 19 February, 2011

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Legislation proposed by Shas MK Nissim Ze’ev would prohibit the government from evacuating settlers against their will, even as part of a political or diplomatic agreement. The bill is set to be discussed tomorrow (Sunday) in the Ministerial Committee for Legislative Affairs.

(Hebrew)

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February 19th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Political: 16 February, 2011

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MKs from the Likud and Kadima has proposed a new bill stating every treaty will have to get approved by the Knesset first, before ratified by the government. MK Danny danon initiated the bill, and was joined by Ze’ev Elkin, Carmel Shama, Tzipi Hotovely, Yariv Levin, Miri Regev and Zion Pinian from the Likud, Avraham Michael and Nissim Ze’ev from Shas, Yaakov Katz from Haihud Haleumi, AND Otniel Schneller from Kadima.

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February 16th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Political: 22nd December, 2010

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An intense debate broke out in the Knesset plenum, after MK Ahmed Tibi demanded that the Ministry of Education issue matriculation diplomas in Arabic, Even though Arabic is an official language in Israel, the Ministry stopped issuing diplomas in this language in the 1970s, and as a result thousands of Arab students who wish to study in the Arab world are forced to pay for the translation of the diplomas and notary affirmations. MK Nissim Ze’ev (Shas) said in reply to Tibi’s demand that “the purpose of MK Tibi is self-explanatory: he wishes to turn Israel into a bi-national country”. The Education Minister, Gideon Sa’ar, estimated that issuing Arabic matriculation diplomas will cost the state millions of shekels. (Hebrew)

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December 25th, 2010 at 12:20 pm