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Local Government: February 19, 2013

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The Tel-Aviv municipality has designated an area of free parking as a paid parking zone specifically during hours in which prayers are held in an adjacent mosque.

(Hebrew – mynet)

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February 19th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Economy and Society: February 12, 2013

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High-school students applying to Tel-Aviv-Yafo Ironi Hey’s gifted classes were asked about their parents’ occupations.

(Hebrew – mynet)

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February 12th, 2013 at 10:15 am

Closed Society: December 2, 2012

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Tel-Aviv-Yafo Council member Shlomo Maslawi (Likud), wrote a letter of complaint to Minister of Education Gideon Sa’ar (Likud) about the appearance of Marak Levinsky soup kitchen activists in front of Tel-Aviv-Yafo high-school students, and demanded that he forbid their entrance to the city’s educational institutes.

(Hebrew – Mynet)

Economy and Society: November 4, 2012

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Large discrepancies were found in the salaries of several senior Tel-Aviv-yafo municipality officials during an audit conducted by the Treasury’s civil-service wages director.  The discrepancies range from 3,000 to 14,000 NIS per employee and were, it seems, paid out of the city taxes (arnona) paid by the city’s residents.  The municipality and Histadrut Labour Union refuse to hand over their own data for inspection.

(Hebrew – The Marker)

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November 4th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Closed Society: June 21, 2012

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Three youths are suspected of attacking an Eritrean asylum seeker in Tel-Aviv-Yafo, throwing stones at him, and threatening him with a knife. (JPost)

(Hebrew - Ynet)

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June 21st, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Closed Society: May 31, 2012

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An indictment has been served in the Tel-Aviv Juvenile Court against eleven minors who are charged with assaulting foreign nationals in Tel-Aviv.  According to the indictment, the accused organized in order to commit violent acts against the foreign nationals, based on their ethnic and national background. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Walla)

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May 31st, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Closed Society: May 30, 2012

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Six Arab-Israeli girls aged 14-15 claim they were attacked by four Jews while playing in the south Tel-Aviv-Yafo Menachem Begin public park last week.  According to the girls, two men and two women threw stones at them and hit them with sticks while they were in the park in the evening.  As a result of the assault, they claim, they sustained injuries and one of them was treated in the city’s Ichilov hospital.

(Hebrew - Walla)

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May 30th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Judiciary: May 28, 2012

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The conviction of Tel-Aviv-Yafo Deputy Mayor, Pe’er Visner, of forgery and fraud has been overturned citing the fact that such a conviction would harm Weisner as well as the public. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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May 28th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Local Government: May 28, 2012

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Tel-Aviv-Yafo’s Green Patrol, which was established in order to keep public gardens clean and orderly, has started removing street dwellers.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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May 28th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Closed Society: May 24, 2012

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A fight broke out this week between Israeli girls and the daughters of refugees and asylum seekers in Yarden public school in Tel-Aviv-Yafo’s HaTikva neighborhood.

(Hebrew - MySay)

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May 24th, 2012 at 11:18 pm