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Internal Security: March 17, 2013

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A petition filed with the Central District Court claims that complaints by prisoners filed with the complaints officer of the Ministry of Internal Security’s ombudsman, are rejected without examination, and then procedures are opened against the prisoners for filing false complaints.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 17th, 2013 at 10:51 am

Settlers and Settlements: January 7, 2013

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Following a petition filed by Palestinians demanding the demolition of four structures built in the outpost of Sde Boaz without permits, as well as an access road which was built on their land, the Gush Etzion Regional Council submitted a false afidavit to the High Court, claiming that the illegal structures were already inhabited, and therefore a stop work order could not be issued by the court. (The 4th Media)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Closed Society: December 7, 2012

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The Center for the Defence of the Individual (Hamoked), Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and the Reform Center  for Religion and State have filed a petition with the High Court for Justice against the National Insurance Institute.  The organizations demand that the National Insurance Institute place a professional translator, knowledgabe in medical terms, in committees dealing with the insurance claims of residents of East Jerusalem, or alternately, that Arabic speaking physicians be posted in the committees.  The organizations claim that even though the National Insurance Institute website and the committee summons letters state that claimants are allowed to bring an interpreter with them to the committee hearing, the East Jerusalem branch of the Institute does not always allow them to do so.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Military and Security Forces: November 21, 2012

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More than a hundred reserve soldiers signed a petition calling for cutting off the Gaza Strip of electric power and other utilities.  The petition wording is  ”We call on the Israeli Government to cut off electricity, water and any other critical resource to the Gaza Strip in order to create deterrence ahead of a decision about a ground invasion.”

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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November 21st, 2012 at 11:42 am

Economy and Society: June 2, 2012

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A petition filed by the Mossawa Center for Arabs citizens’ rights, in collaboration with the National Committee for the Heads of Arab Local Authorities asks the High Court of justice to direct the Ministry of Culture and Sports to allocate equal budgets to the Arab sector. The petitioners claim that the Ministry of Culture and Sports ignores recommendations issued by State Comptroller’s Office, which reported in 2008 that Arab-Israeli cultural institutions are under-budgeted. The report called on the Culture and Sports Ministry to conduct a need survey and prepare a multi-year plan to remedy the problem.

Closed Society: April 22, 2012

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The military reporter for Channel 10 news, Or Heller, had received death threats following the publication of the recording of a conversation between Lt. Colonel Shalom Eisner and Hagit Rhein, mother of Major Benaya Rhein who was killed during the Second Lebanon War, in which Eisner sharply attacked the IDF Chief of Staff. “In the last few days I’ve received death threats,” said Heller, “I’ve had calls and hang-ups, received emails with assorted wishes that I die in one way or another. They call me a Nazi”. Over the last few days there has been a few publications by, among others, the Latma website and the My Israel movement, who launched a viral internet video against him. At the same time, a petition was initialized, asking to expel Heller from his position.

(Hebrew)

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April 22nd, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Judiciary: January 29, 2012

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The water court has denied a petition filed by residents of two unrecognized Bedouin villages, Umm Al-Hiran and Tel Arad, who asked that the Governmental Authority of Water and Sewage and the Israel Land Administration be instructed to connect them to the water supply.

(Hebrew)

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January 29th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Closed Society: September 2, 2011

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Residents of the settlements of Kfar Adumim, Shchunat Alon and Nofei Prat demand the demolition of the school constructed for the Bedouin Jahalin tribe in the village of Khan al-Ahmar northeast of Jerusalem. The settlements filed a petition on August 1 seeking a court order that would require the Israel Defense Forces and the IDF Civil Administration to explain why the school had not already been demolished in accordance with an order by the Civil Administration in the summer of 2009.