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Closed Society: April 30, 2013

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MK Miri Regev, Chairwoman of the Knesset Internal Affairs and Environmental Protection Committee, ordered her security guards to prevent an Eritrean man from entering a bus she was travelling in during a tour the committee conducted in the Central Bus Station area of South Tel-Aviv. (972mag)

(Hebrew – Srugim)

Education: April 4, 2013

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The principal of Ironi H high school in Tel-Aviv, Yehoram Levi, told his students that “a youth that refuses to be drafted to the IDF  for reasons of conscience or religion does not deserve to be a citizen of this country and get its services.”

(Hebrew – mynet)

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April 4th, 2013 at 9:35 am

Internal Security: March 17, 2013

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The Department for the Investigation of Police officers has filed an indictment against Meir Pappo, Idan Chekov, and Eliran Dvivo, police volunteers who are suspected of committing a series of robberies of businesses belonging to Eritrean citizens in Tel-Aviv’s old central bus station.

(Hebrew – Ministry of Justice)

Economy and Society: March 11, 2013‎

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Tel Aviv’s only homeless shelter for drug and alcohol addicts bars entrance to HIV/AIDS patients in violation of the law. The shelter operates under the authority of the Tel Aviv Municipality, which has privatized its services for taking care of the homeless, handing them over to Lasova non-profit.

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March 11th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Closed Society: March 5, 2013‎

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Tal Samo is suing the police for damages following his arrest for waiving an Israeli flag at a demonstration against the IDF attack on Gaza in 2009.

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March 5th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Closed Society: March 4, 2013

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Diners assaulted an Arab fast food restaurant worker in Tel-Aviv, hurling racial slurs at him, as well as chairs and tables. (Al-Akhbar)

(Hebrew – nana10)

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March 4th, 2013 at 11:09 am

Closed Society: January ‎‏29‏‎, 2013‎

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Mahmoud Zeid wanted to rent an apartment in Tel Aviv but was rejected because the landlord “has a problem with Arabs”.

(Hebrew)

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January 29th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

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Judiciary: December 23, 2012

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The Supreme Court has decided to reduce the sentence of a Nigerian national convicted of robbery in Tel-aviv and sentenced to three and a half years in prison by the Tel-Aviv District Court.  The District Court Judge, Zvi Gurfinkel, wrote in his ruling that “a message needs to be sent to the population living in this area.”  The Supreme Court criticized the ruling’s wording, stating that “there was no place for generalizations”, and reduced the sentence by 10 months. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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December 23rd, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Local Government: December 16, 2012

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According to the 2012 annual report on the state of human rights in Israel, compiled by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), new regulations were adopted in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem which significantly limit the right to protest, by requiring special permits in order to set up tents as well as for other protest actions.  In Tel-Aviv, the municipality acted in an unequal manner toward activists with different agendas.  In Jerusalem, a protest encampment set up by social activists was dismantled, while its occupants’ personal belongings were confiscated. (ACRI)

(Hebrew – ACRI)

Closed Society: December 12, 2012

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The parents of children attending a kindergarten in Tel-Aviv’s Sheinkin street, raised objections to a visit by the children of African asylum seekers and refugees in the kindergarten, claiming they feared infections. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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December 12th, 2012 at 12:02 pm