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Closed Society: April 23, 2013

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Four vehicles were torched in the village of Akbara near Safed and a nearby wall was spray-painted with the message “Don’t touch our girls”. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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April 23rd, 2013 at 8:15 am

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Closed Society: April 15, 2013

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Two Jewish youths from Safed aged 21 and 18 are suspected of assaulting an Arab youth from the nearby village of Akbara because he met with a Jewish woman.

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April 15th, 2013 at 9:10 am

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Close Society: February 16, 2013

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The tomb of Yonatan Ben Uziel in Amuka, near Safed, was vandalized. Graffiti saying “Druze Price Tag” and “Nabi Khder is not abandoned” was spray-painted on walls at the site. (Behadrey Haredim)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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February 16th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Closed Society: May 23, 2012

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Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Safed’s Chief Rabbi, wrote in an article which appeared in the “Maayanei Yeshua” pamphlet, that he dreams of a kingdom “which says with full force that it desires a temple…even if it means erasing the mosques from atop this holy mountain”.

(Hebrew - Kipa)

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May 23rd, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Closed Society: April 20, 2012‎

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The Student Union at the Safed Academic College has approved a new protocol that establishes military or national service (open to Jews only) as a prerequisite for students applying for the position of union chairman. 55-60% of the college’s 2,500 students are Arabs.

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April 20th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Local Government: February 20, 2012

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The prosecution is considering pressing charges against Safed mayor Ilan Shohat, who is suspected of taking a bribe.

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February 20th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Closed Society: January 2, 2012

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A Haredi[?] group from Tiberias, led by Rabbi Asher Idan, has applied to the Ministry of Transportation to sex-segregate several bus lines in Tiberias and Safed.

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January 2nd, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Closed Society: October 30, 2011

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Arab students from Safed College who rented an apartment in town were asked to leave their apartment on the same day they moved in.  According to their landlord, local Haredis threatened to harm the new residents and the apartment.

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October 30th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Closed Society: October 25, 2011

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Dozens of Arab students who registered to the College of Tzefat can not rent an apartment in the city, because Jewish landlords refuse to rent to Arabs. Estate agents in the city do not help them out of fear of a boycott imposed on them by the city’s Jewish residents.

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October 25th, 2011 at 6:53 am

Closed Society: 20 April, 2011

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Hundreds of banners have been put tonight on billboards in the city of Safed, which read “Safed is Jewish!”

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April 20th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

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