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Closed Society: December 10, 2012

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Sami Hawary has filed a lawsuit against the Israel Lands Administration and Moshe Hadif Ltd., a real estate company building a residential project in the city because, he says, it refused to sell him an apartment because he is Arab.  Hawary was told that the project was sold out, yet when a Channel 10 investigator inquired about the same apartment type, she was told they are available.  The salesperson went further and assured the investigator that no Arabs would be “brought in” to the project. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 10th, 2012 at 10:58 am

Judiciary: January 5, 2012‎

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The judicial ombudsman is investigating suspicions that a judge violated the judicial code of ethics by proposing that the Bailiff’s Office rent a property he owns in Acre.

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January 5th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Political: January 5, 2012‎

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State Prosecution submitted indictments in the Holyland real-estate project scandal. Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (Kadima) has been indicted for accepting bribes.

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January 5th, 2012 at 11:26 am

Closed Society: 9 December, 2010

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A senior officer of the Religious Services Ministry criticized the media and the Zohar Rabbis, after the latter condemned the rabbis who had issued a religious verdict prohibiting rental of real estate to non-Jews. He said that “the great majority of rabbis who have signed onto the letter are enlightened, nationalist-religious rabbis who are military veterans, just as they love and worship them. They don’t mention that. These are selective morals.” (Hebrew)

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December 11th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Closed Society: 7 November, 2010

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The Supreme Court denied the appeal by 28 Jaffa residents, c0-filed by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), the Bamakom Association, and Rabbis for Human Rights, against leasing land in the Ajami neighborhood to the Be’emuna company, which builds housing for the nationalist-orthodox public (Hebrew).

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November 7th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Economy: 20 August 2010

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Despite that fact that many of the psychiatric hospitals in Israel are derelict and require renovations and updates, the basic amount for construction in governmental hospitals in Israel has dropped from NIS 245 million in 1995 to NIS 140 million in 2010. In many cases, even when the psychiatric facilities obtain donations or Ministry of Health budgets, local authorities deny construction permits, to avoid harming real estate growth.

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August 20th, 2010 at 8:51 am