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Closed Society: November 16, 2012‎

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Three restaurants in Jerusalem – Topolino, Carouselna, and Ichikidana were fined at sums ranging from NIS 1,000 (~$280) to NIS 2,000 (~$560) by the Chief Rabbinate for presenting their food as Kosher without receiving adequate certificate from the Chief Rabbinate.

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November 16th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Closed Society: November 11, 2012

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Arabs trying to reserve a table at “Soho” restaurant  in Rishon LeZion claim that they were systematically prevented from doing so, out of apparently racist motives.  The Jaffa couple Sama and Mahmoud Safouri recorded their conversations with restaurant employees, which seemingly indicated that when they couple tried to reserve a table under an Arab name they were refused using different excuses, but when they called again and used a Jewish name to reserve a table for the exact same time, they request was accepted. (Haaretz)

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November 11th, 2012 at 9:30 am

State and Religion: March 14, 2012

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In order to receive the strict mehadrin kashrut certificate from Agudat Yisrael’s Badatz (Rabbinical Court), the Haredi-owned Heimische Essen restaurant in the Rehavia neighborhood of Jerusalem will stop employing waitresses on Thursday evenings, when large numbers of yeshiva students patronize the eatery. (Haaretz)

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March 14th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Local Government: February 24, 2012

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The Georgie Beach restaurant in Givat Olga beach operates without permits and enjoys power supplies from the Hadera municipality without paying. The police and state attorney claim that the reason for the lack of action is the fear of the Hadera municipality to impose the law on the owner of the restaurant, Hanni Jarabi, one of the top criminals in the Hadera area.

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February 24th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Closed Society: December 9, 2011

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Secular employees in Jerusalem restaurants are required to wear skullcaps during their shifts in order to meet conditions of kashrut certification.

 

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December 9th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Closed Society: 10 March, 2011

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A Kashrut supervisor did not agree to give Kosher certificate to a Bat-Yam restaurant, because the manager, Eli Beinsin, is an Ethiopian immigrant. The supervisor demanded from the owner of the place, Yair Heiman, to provide documents which prove that Beinsin was Jewish. However, even two months after delivering the papers, the supervisor has failed to provide the certificate.

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March 10th, 2011 at 6:27 pm