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Local Government: February 25, 2013

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Right-wing members of the Jerusalem City Council succeeded in blocking a master plan for Palestinian building in the Old City, saying one of their big objections was its omission of a new Jewish neighborhood in the Muslim Quarter. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 25th, 2013 at 11:15 am

Closed Society: November 9, 2011

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Right-wing activists threatened the life of Minister of Science and Technology Daniel Hershkovitz (Habayit Hayehudi) following a rumor that he ordered to disperse residents of the outpost of Givat Assaf who were protesting in front of his home in Haifa.

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November 9th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Judiciary: June 30, 2011

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Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court decided to call to the stand an attorney and ask him to explain why no charges were brought against right-wing elements who had inciting materials taken from their possession, after right-wing activist Itamar Ben Gvir claimed that he was the only one indicted.

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June 30th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Local Government: June 23, 2011

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Representatives of the political Right-wing and the ultra-Orthodox Jews at the Jerusalem Municipality, announced a general recruitment of members of the Planning and Construction Committee at City Hall to thwart the mayor Nir Barkat’s plan to construct 2,500 homes for Palestinians at Sawahreh in East Jerusalem.

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Education: June 14, 2011

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Security guards of Ben Gurion University prevent left-wing activist from distributing fliers, but at the same time they do not prevent right-wing activists from doing the same.

(Hebrew)

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June 14th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Police: 11 April, 2011

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Several teen-aged girls from the extreme right wing claim that they have recently become victims of sexual assault and extortion by Jerusalem District policemen.

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April 11th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Political: 10 January, 2011

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beitenu) said this afternoon in a factional meeting at the Knesset that the left-wing organizations are “terror abettors and nothing more, their whole purpose is to weaken the Israeli army and its resolve to defend the citizens of Israel.” Lieberman attacked the MKs who claimed that the committee to investigate left-wing organizations is McCarthyism and said that “it is those two-faced persons in the national camp, who are prepared to sacrifice the full interests of the national camp, are to blame for the fact that the national camp has never ruled the State of Israel, not even when we won in the ballot box. The right has never truly succeeded in ruling and trying to convey its world view, to lead the country, because of those turncoats who are constantly busy with one thing only: proving how right they are, and are simply a group that has become a band of discerning people, whose whole goal is to justify its existence.”

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January 10th, 2011 at 3:06 am

Closed Society: 22nd December, 2010

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Unknown persons broke into the database of the human rights organization Yesh Din, which reports on and follows violations of the law and harming of Palestinians in the West Bank. Also, internal documents were stolen from the office of Adv. Michael Sfard, the organization’s legal counsel. Since there were no signs of break-in in the offices of Yesh Din or Sfard, the organization suspects right-wing organizations have infiltrated a “mole” into it. (Hebrew)

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December 25th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Media: 26 October, 2010

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The chairman of the TV Committee of the Second Channel Authority, Yaakov Shakham, said (Hebrew) that publicly-appointed directors in the news companies are “obliged to maintain balance in the news”. According to Shakham, pundits of Channel 2 and Channel 10 – both supervised by the Authority – do not express enough right-wing views. According to some in the media, “next they will decide who can be a reporter and who can’t. We hear from people related to the Committee that they’re looking for ‘people of their own’”.

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October 27th, 2010 at 6:49 am