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Settlers and Settlements: April 30, 2013

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Five students from Jerusalem Yeshiva “Merkaz HaRav” assaulted two police detectives and sprayed them with tear gas while they were walking by the Yeshiva and talking among themselves in Arabic. (Haaretz)

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April 30th, 2013 at 9:27 am

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)

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April 15th, 2013 at 9:13 am

Closed Society: March 20, 2013

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Swastikas and racist slogans against Jews living in Jaffa were spray painted on walls in Gaza street and Jerusalem boulevard in Jaffa. (Haaretz)

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March 20th, 2013 at 11:43 am

Military and Security Forces: March 19, 2013

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A soldier serving in the Golani Brigade posted a status to his facebook page expressing joy at the deaths of 14 Palestinian pilgrims in a car accident. (Haaretz)

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March 19th, 2013 at 11:41 am

Closed Society: March 18, 2013

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According to the 2013 report on racism, there has been a rise of 10 percent in the number of incidence of racism in Israel. Among other things, the report documents a significant increase in the number of racist statements by public figures over the previous year. (Haaretz)

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March 18th, 2013 at 11:05 am

Closed Society: March 17, 2013

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Eilat residents protested against African refugees’ presence in the city.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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March 17th, 2013 at 10:48 am

Political: March 15, 2013

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The Jewish Home and Likud-Beitenu parties have committed in their coalition agreement to promote a basic law which would see Israel’s democratic character subservient to its Jewish character. According to the proposed bill, the state will invest resources in promoting the Jewish settlement within its borders but will not commit to build for other nationalities. The law, which was submitted in the past by MK Avi Dichter, is based on wording formulated by the Institute for Zionist Strategy. (Haaretz)

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March 15th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

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

Closed Society: March 8, 2013

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Jewish residents of the Acre neighborhood of Hakerem B are demanding that the sale of a house to an Arab family be cancelled. The residents gathered near the sold house, raised the Israeli flag and called on the seller to go back on the deal. The protest was lead by the “Our Acre” organization, whose manager, Adir Cohen, claims that the buyer is a Hadash party activist who made the purchase out of political motivations. (Haaretz)

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March 8th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Closed Society: March 5, 2013

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Three Jewish youths were arrested on suspicion of assaulting an Arab youth in Tiberias over the weekend. During their investigation it was discovered that two of the youths were also involved in an assault on an Arab resident of Yaffo last week. (Haaretz)

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March 5th, 2013 at 3:43 pm