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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

Local Government: March 6, 2013‎

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Tel Aviv Deputy Mayor, Peer Visner, was charged with forgery, using a forgery and receipt of benefits under false pretenses.

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March 6th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Closed Society: February 13, 2013‎

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Tel Aviv Councilman Benny Babayof, a member of the Shas party, demanded that a video issued by municipality featuring two men holding hands will be revoked. The video was posted on the municipality’s website, various media outlets and social networks.

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February 13th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Political: February 1‎‏6‏‎, 2012‎

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Tel Aviv Municipal Council Member, Binymain Babaioff (Shas), asked in a letter to the Mayor, Ron Huldai, and to Moshe Tiomkin, Head of the Municipal Transportation Unit, for special buses to be allocated for immigrant workers and asylum seekers, or alternatively to limit their access to public transportation at rush hour. According to the letter, “since these workers sleep in parks and stairways and do not shower on a daily basis, they have a terrible smell and may spread diseases.”

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February 16th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Closed Society: November 23, 2011

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83% of women in Tel-Aviv have been sexually harassed at least once in their life, according to a survey conducted by the Tel-Aviv Municipal Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women, together with the Association of Rape Crisis Centers, the Shatil organization, and the Israeli Hollaback website.

 

Local Government: October 28, 2011

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Organizers of the tent protest claim that the Tel Aviv-Yaffo municipality demanded 35,000 Shekels from them for the use of Rabin Square for a rally on Saturday.  After the organizers refused to pay, the municipality decided that it would not demand a payment for the rally.

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October 28th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Closed Society: October 11, 2011

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Tel Aviv City council member, and former Deputy mayor, Pe’er Visner, was convicted of document forgery and fraud, in order to get a city tax discount on his property.

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October 11th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Local Government: September 7, 2011

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Tel-Aviv and Holon municipalities have evacuated many of the tents and installations from the Tent Protest encampments in Tel Aviv and “Jesse Cohen” neighborhood. Activists claim that municipality personal trashed personnel goods, including computers and other expensive equipment.

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September 7th, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Local Government: August 23, 2011

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Tel Aviv municipality claimed that the abandoned building in Dov Hoz Street is a dangerous structure, but the former City Engineer, Israel Gudovitch, argues that ”the city regularly leases the building to a Magav Special Patrol Unit (“Yasam”) team for fire training.” He also added, that “the claims of the building being dangerous are a lie.” Yesterday activists of the Tens Protest invaded the building, and the municipality evacuated them.

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Local Government: August 9, 2011

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Tel-Aviv municipality inspectors evacuated tents from the protest camp in Ben-Gurion Avenue in the city, and refused to present a warrant authorizing them to do so, claiming that the camp was illegal, and therefore they were not required to present a warrant.

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August 9th, 2011 at 7:34 pm