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Political: March 7, 2013

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The Director-General of the Ministry of Transportation, Uzi Yizhaki, said that his ministry intends to expand the number of bus lines which are intended for the transport of Palestinians, adding two routes to the two already in place, one to the South Hebron Hills and one to Sha’ar Efraim.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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March 7th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Closed Society: March 2, 2013

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The “Afikim” bus company has inaugurated two new bus lines, intended for Palestinian commuters only, in order to reduce the presence of Palestinians on buses which are used by Jews. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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March 2nd, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Economy and Society: June 25, 2012

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Magen David Adom ["Red Star of David", Israel's emergency aid association] has set up a panel of Rabbis to oversee its work and the way in which men and women are integrated into the organization. (Haaretz)

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June 25th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Settlers and Settlements: June 18, 2012

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Residents of the settlement of Tapuah decided not to allow the employment of Palestinian labourers in the settlement.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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June 18th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Economy and Society: June 11, 2012

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The high school civics studies matriculation exam study guide published by “Reches Educational Projects” explains to students that ”Jewish girls associating with Arabs is liable to lead to romantic relationships and even to marriage. This assimilation of Jewish girls with members of the Arab minority will undermine the preservation of a Jewish majority in the State of Israel” and that ”the association of Jewish girls with Arabs is liable to undermine their right to life and security.” (Ha’aretz)

Closed Society: April 29, 2012

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The Lehava organization, whose goal is to prevent the assimilation of Jewish people, announced the boycott of a “Yesh” supermarket in Givat Shaul, Jerusalem, following a romantic relationship between an Arab delivery worker and a Jewish cashier.

(Hebrew)

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April 29th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Local Government: April 15, 2012

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The Kiryat Ata municipality started charging non-residents entrance fees into the local park, in order to keep out families from the nearby Arab villages.

(Hebrew)

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April 15th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Closed Society: March 25, 2012

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The Beit Berl academic college organized a feminist convention, hosting female Knesset members from both right and left wing parties. The college cancelled the participation of [Arab] MK Haneen Zoabi (Balad), citing extreme political views.

(Hebrew)

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March 25th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Political: March 1‎‏9‏‎, 2012‎

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Twenty-nine members of Knesset asked Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin to disperse a Knesset panel on the assimilation of Israeli Arab workers into the public service, saying panel head Ahmad Tibi was using his position to advance a political agenda.

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March 19th, 2012 at 11:19 am

Settlers and Settlements: March 1‎‏9‏‎, 2012‎

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The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) report found that settlers have taken over about 30 Palestinian fountains in the West Bank, turned some of them into tourist attractions and are limiting Palestinian access to them.

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March 19th, 2012 at 11:18 am