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Political: January 6, 2013

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Dr. Gilad Natan, a researcher in the Knesset Research and Information Center was recently removed from his post because of left-wing views he had expressed outside his workplace.  The Knesset management explained that the decision was made because Natan harmed the MKs confidence in the center’s research papers, but admitted that “no fault had been found in his research.”  A team of Knesset officials, including the Knesset director general, its legal adviser and the head of the Knesset Information Division – with the blessing of Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin – decided to reassign Natan to a position in the Knesset Archive. (Haaretz)

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Closed Society: March 1, 2012‎

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Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin (Likud), speaking on the one year anniversary of the murder of the Fogel family, called to accelerate Jewish construction on the West Bank.

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March 1st, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Political: August 31, 2011

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Speaker of the Knesset, MK Reuven Rivlin (Likud), said during a visit to the settlement of Itamar, that he believed that “the Land of Israel is entirely ours,” and that peace will come only ”when our neighbors will be willing to let us live in the entire country together (with them).”

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August 31st, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Political: July 27, 2011

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Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin (Likud) called on the government to legalize the recent construction in the illegal settlement Migron. This week marks the end of the time period allotted to the State to demolish three buildings in the illegal settlement, according to the commitment to the High Court of Justice.

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July 27th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Political: June 14, 2011

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House Committee chairman, MK Yariv Levin (Likud) said that “affirmative action toward the Arab population, who don’t contribute to the state, while discriminating against those who give their best years and even sacrifice their lives, while getting no benefits , is an injustice without comparison”. Levin made this comment in response to remarks made earlier by the Knesset Speaker, Reuven Rivlin (Likud), who said that “the true meaning of the Bill which gives preference to military veterans in public service, is that it’s being a tool for political attack.”

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June 14th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Political: May 20, 2011

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Some government ministers intend to attend the inauguration ceremony for new settlement “Ma’ale Zeitim”, in Ras al-Amud neighborhood in East Jerusalem next week. The ceremony will be held during the visit of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the United States. Among the guests in the ceremony will be Education Minister Gideon Saar (Likud), Minister of Environmental Protection Gilad Arden (Likud), Ministry of Interior Eli Yishai (Shas) and Minister of Science Daniel Hershkovitz (“Jewish Home”). In addition, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin (Likud), and the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, will attend. The event is an initiative of the neighborhood committee, “Ateret Cohanim” Yeshiva, the Jerusalem lobby in the Knesset, and Dr. Irving Moskowitz, sponsor of the neighborhood, and his wife Cherna.

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Political: May 18, 2011

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Member of Knesset Aryeh Eldad (National Union) demanded from Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin (Likud), to remove a painting from an exhibition purchased by the Knesset. The painting depitcs an Arab family of Jaffa from the 1930′s. Eldad claimed that the piece is a ”Nakba picture,” presenting the Palestinian narrative.

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May 18th, 2011 at 4:58 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

Political: 5th January, 2011

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A confrontation broke out between the Speaker of the Knesset, Reuven Rivlin, and MK Henin Zuebi, after the latter claimed that the education system discriminates against the Arab pupils. Her remarks followed a report that the Mekif Z School in Jaffa refused to allow students to speak in Arabic. After Zuebi said “this is a problem of the Israeli school system, which did not teach for 60 years our language, Arabic”, Rivlin told her: “You’re trying to make propaganda. There’s a limit to tolerance, as well. You’re trying to turn the Knesset into a bully pulpit against the State of Israel. You want to use that pulpit so that Arabic will also be spoken in the state”. (Hebrew)

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January 5th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

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