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Economy and Society: March 14, 2012

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The Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office announced during the national energy conference, that construction of onshore natural gas terminals will be expedited by a process that bypasses residents’ and environmental organizations’ action committees.

(Hebrew - Ynet)

Closed Society: February 13, 2012

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Civil Administration officials have been quoted as saying that a tentative compromise that would allow residents of the West Bank outpost of Migron to relocate to nearby land is “not feasible”, and that construction of the settlement in its new location has not been approved by planning authorities.

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February 13th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Political: June 2, 2011

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The government will vote on a plan to move nearly 30 thousand Bedouins in the Negev, which are about 40 percent from the 71 thousand Bedouin who reside in the area. According to the plan, the Bedouins will be moved to extensions of existing Bedouin towns such as Rahat, Kuseife and Hura, and will be compensated with money and land. The plan is a layout to the implementation of the recommendations of the Goldberg report regarding the Bedouins’ settlement arrangements. Representatives of the Bedouin and human rights organizations sent an urgent letter to the Prime Minister and the ministers warning them that the outline which was suggested by the application team contradicts the recommendations of the Goldberg Committee and the policy of the National Planning Committee in recent years.

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Closed Society: 1 March, 2011

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PM Benjamin Netanyahu determined that there is no obstacle to retroactively authorize illegal outposts built on state lands on the West Bank. The authorization can be done by the Minister of Defense signing off on plans to construct a city and construction permits for the buildings that have already been constructed.

(Hebrew)

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March 1st, 2011 at 3:23 pm