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Closed Society: December 28, 2011

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Minister of the Interior, Eli Yishai (Shas), asked the Knesset’s Constitution Law and Justice Committee to approve regulations whereby Social Security benefits and voting rights will be denied to a citizen who does not renew his national identity card to the new biometric card.  According to the new regulations, citizens will be required to renew their identity card every 10-15 years.

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Economy: May 17, 2011

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State Comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, states in his annual report that there are “significant deficiencies” in the way the State pays social security nursing benefits, and in the employment of work immigrants in the nursing field. In addition, the report states that house call health care services are not being provided equally nationwide, and there are deficiencies in the service operation.


In the Tel AvivJaffa district of the Clalit Health Services, the rate of treatment of the elderly was 2.5 times greater than in the Southern district, and 1.5 times greater than in the Jerusalem District. In the Leumit Health Services, the treatment rate in the Jerusalem District was 3 times that of the Northern district, and almost 1.5 times greater than in the Southern district.


(Hebrew)