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Local Government: April 16, 2013

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The State Comptroller, Yosef Shapira, has determined that Nazereth-Illit mayor Shimon Gapso tried to fire the city’s treasurer, Ofer Levy, because he tried to expose corruption within city hall.

(Hebrew – News1)

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April 16th, 2013 at 8:41 am

Local Government: April 15, 2013

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In a booklet distributed by Nazareth Illit mayor Shimon Gapso to the city’s residents Gapso details how he acted “to preserve the Jewish majority of the city by means which are best not mentioned.” (Haaretz)

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April 15th, 2013 at 9:13 am

Closed Society: February 4, 2013

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The municipality of Nazareth-Illit has started a process to change the city’s name and disconnect it from the name Nazareth, following an appeal by Rabbi Haim Kanievsky to the city’s mayor, Shimon Gapso, in which he stated that the current name does not sound good to Jewish ears. (HeHadrey Haredim)

(Hebrew – BeHadrey Haredim)

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February 4th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Closed Society: January 17, 2013

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Upper Nazareth Mayor Shimon Gapso has turned down an appeal to set up an Arab school for the city’s 1,900 Arab students, claiming the request conceals “a provocative nationalist statement intended to disrupt the status quo.” (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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January 17th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Local Government: April 23, 2012

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Nazareth Illit mayor Shimon Gapso demanded the removal of Russian language signs hung in the city, claiming that they are missionary in nature and are offensive to the Jewish public.

(Hebrew - Mynet)

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April 23rd, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Local Government: June 16, 2011

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According to an affidavit submitted to court today, Shimon Gapso, mayor of Nazareth Illit, ordered an employee to harass his political opponents. In one case, the employee hit a council member.

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June 16th, 2011 at 10:23 am