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Political: December 6, 2012

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Labor party chairperson, Shelly Yechimovich, asked the party to approve a change in its regulations in order to prevent the advancement of Yariv Oppenheimer to a feasible slot in the party’s roster, following Amir Peretz’s move from Labor to HaTnua. (Haaretz)

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December 6th, 2012 at 11:53 am

Military and Security Forces: December 4, 2011

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The Minister of Defence, Ehud Barak, turned to Labor Party Chairwoman, MK Shelly Yechimovich, and faction chairman, MK Eitan Cabel, asking them to withdraw their party’s no-confidence motion on the dignity of women in the Israel Defense Forces and lack of implementation of recommendations of the Segev report on integrating women in the IDF, claiming the motion would harm the IDF and its commanders.

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December 4th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Political: 29 March, 2011

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The Knesset (Israeli parliament) today approved an amendment to the Israel Lands Law. The amendment restricts the purchase and transfer of rights on lands, for those defined as “foreigners.” The amendment stipulates that in the process of the approval of a deal, the Commissioner for the Land Administration, should consider “the benefit and security of the public, the linkage of the foreigner to the State of Israel, the purpose of the application,” and so forth.

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March 29th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Closed Society: 24th November, 2010

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A  bill tabled by MKs Shelly Yechimovitch (Labor), Yariv Levin (Likud) and Nahman Shay (Kadima) demands that selling land to a person who lacks Israeli citizenship will demand the permission of the Minister of the Interior, after taking counsel with the ministers of Defense and Foreign Affairs. (English)

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November 26th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Economy: 29 October, 2010

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45% of civil servants in Israel earn wages lower than average, and 35% of them receive stipends bringing their wages up to minimum wage (Hebrew). This information transpires from a document about record-holders in low public sector wages, published by Treasury Wage Chief, Ilan Levin. The Treasury is reuiqred to publish this report under a law initiated by Knesset Member Shelly Yechimovich (Labor). Yechimovich states that the Wage Chief “chose to bury the data about people receiving low wages.” The Treasury refused, among other things, to include service vendors in the report. Such personnel outsourcing companies employ many of the people employed in the public sector.