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Closed Society: August 31, 2011

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The local Council of Misgav and the Ministry of Education do not allow parents in the Eshchar community to run a unique education program in the community, for secular and religious children to study together.


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August 31st, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Closed Society: 28 February, 2011

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Not long before the vote on the admission committees bill, an additional change has been made to the wording of the bill: according to the proposal of MK Michael Ben Ari, in a settlement in which 80% of the residents agree, the settlement rabbi will be the final determining factor to make the decision and determine whether or not a candidate is worthy of being admitted to a settlement.


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February 28th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Closed Society: 25 November, 2010

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The Israeli GLBT Society has filed a legal suit against the Makor Rishon newspaper, after the latter refused to publish an ad which calls on gay youth from the orthodox sector to contact them in case of distress. Makor Rishon states in response that “The reason that the ad wasn’t published is the concern that it would hurt the readers’ feelings, since this newspaper has a unique style that targets a specific audience. Therefore, the newspaper is careful about keeping the content in line with its unique style.” (Hebrew, English)

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November 25th, 2010 at 5:11 am