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Local Government: December 18, 2011

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Emanuel Arbib, a real estate developer, is accused of transferring almost one million shekels to Zvi Bar, Mayor of Ramat Gan, so that the latter would advance a real estate project in which his company had an interest.

 

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December 18th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Economy and Society: November 18, 2011

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The Ministry of Finance has released a proposal to expedite the planned development of Israel’s seaports while easing environmental protection requirements, which would have a significant financial impact on the projects.  The Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Society for Protection of Nature in Israel have attacked the plan and called it a major departure from proper planning procedures, and that the Finance Ministry’s plan violates current planning legislation.