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Internal Security: November 6, 2012

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Rehovot Police Station approved a street party organized by the city’s “Dublin” pub, even though the organizers did not ask for or receive the proper permits from the municipality, emergency services, and Health Ministry.  The approval was given following the intervention of senior officers, who have close relations with the pub’s owners.

(Hebrew – ynet)

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November 6th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Closed Society: January 26, 2012‎

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The face of [female] journalist, Sivan Rahav-Meir, was intentionally blurred on a municipal advertisement intended for Rehovot’s religious public.

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January 26th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Closed Society: December 14, 2011

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A “Redemption Holiday” event was held at the gymnasium of the Shazar school in Rehovot.  The event, which was held under the sponsorship of city hall and the mayor Rahamim Malul, was advertised as for men only.

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December 14th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Internal Security: November 30, 2011

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The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court imposed a personal fine of 30,000 New Israeli Shekels on police officers who broke into a private home in Rehovot without a warrant and arrested the father of the family in a degrading manner.

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November 30th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Closed Society: 24 January, 2011

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Residents of the Rehovot Haholandit [Dutch Rehovot] neighborhood in the city of Rehovot have been sending hate mail to five people with mental disorders who wished to live in that neighborhood. Among other things, the letters say that “disgusting, dirty, stinking perverts have been walking around our neighborhood.” The letters are part of a lengthy campaign put in place to chase the people with mental disorders out of the neighborhood.

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January 24th, 2011 at 2:59 am

Police: 3rd January, 2011

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Two policemen of the Rehovot station are suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, and to have hit a light pole with their vehicle. (Hebrew)

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January 3rd, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Closed Society: 7 December, 2010

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Over the past few weeks, dozens of municipal rabbis signed a rabbinical verdict prohibiting the rental of apartments to Arabs. Politicians active in the orthodox Zionist stream have started to sign rabbis onto the statement on this issue in order to lower the number of apartments rented to Arabs and to prevent Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the Chief Rabbi of Safad, who has already prohibited the rental of apartments to non-Jews. The politicians hope that since dozens of municipal rabbis, all of whom receive salaries from the state, have joined the call, the State Prosecutor will understand that the position is a principled one, deriving from Jewish religious law (halacha), and that legal and criminal measures cannot be used against these rabbis. The letter was signed by the following  municipal rabbis, among others: Yaakov Edelstein of Ramat Hasharon, Yosef Sheinen of Ashdod, Moshe Hevelin of Qiryat Gat, David Wolfa of Rishon LeZion, Avraham Margalit of Carmiel, Zion Suderi of Gedera, Shmuel David of Afula, Simcha Hacohen of Rehovot, Azarya Basis of Rosh Hayain, Yitzchak Yaakobovitch of Herzliya, Yeshayahu Meitles of Nahariya, Yeshaya Herzl of Nazareth Illit, David Sedaka of Pardes Hannah, and Avraham Ohayun of Ofakim. (Hebrew, English)