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Closed Society: January 2, 2013

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In Ganei Tikva, Yeshiva students insulted and threw stones at a teenage girl, apparently because of her appearance, which alludes to her sexual orientation. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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January 2nd, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Closed Society: December 30, 2012

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A 17 year old woman tried to spit at MK Ahmed Tibi (Ra’am-Ta’al) at an election panel in Bar-Ilan University. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 30th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Closed Society: December 25, 2012

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A 15 year old Arab youth from East Jerusalem was moderately injured during an assault by ultra-Orthodox youths. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 25th, 2012 at 11:42 am

Closed Society: December 16, 2012

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According to the Association for Civil Rights in Israel’s (ACRI) Annual Report on the State of Human Rights in Israel and the OPT 2012, the past year has seen a record in incitement and violence towards asylum seekers.  Fire bombs were thrown at homes and a kindergarden for the children of asylum seekers, apartments of asylum seekers were torched, and asylum seekers were stabbed.  Public figures and senior government officials made racist remarks, declaring that asylum seekers are criminals and that they spread disease. (ACRI)

(Hebrew – ACRI)

Military and Security Forces: December 14, 2012

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Two Reuters photo-journalists were beaten by IDF soldiers while covering clasheds between IDF forces and Palestinians in Hebron.  The soldiers forced the journalists to strip and get on their knees in the middle of the street.  According to the journalists, they were beaten and teargas granades were thrown at them.  They further claim that the soldiers accused them of belonging to human rights organization “B’Tselem”. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

שני צלמי עיתונות מטעם רויטרס הוכו על ידי חיילי צה”ל בשעה שסיקרו עימותים בין כוחות צה”ל לפלסטינים בחברון. החיילים הורו לצלמים לפשוט את בגדיהם ולכרוע על ברכיהם במרכז העיר. לטענתם, הם היכו אותם והשליכו לעברם רימוני גז. הצלמים טוענים כי החיילים האשימו אותם כי הם משתייכים לארגון “בצלם” (וואלה!).

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December 14th, 2012 at 9:23 am

Closed Society: December 12, 2012

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Jews attacked a Palestinian in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Kiryat Moshe.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Closed Society: November 12, 2012

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Jews assaulted an Arab in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Kiryat Moshe and lightly injured him.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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November 12th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Closed Society: November 5, 2012

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Three young haredi men attacked and Arab cab driver after hailing him in Jerusalem’s Beit Yisrael neighborhood.  One of the men threw a frozen drink into the cab, and when the driver began chasing him on foot, another assailant broke one of the cab’s windows.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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November 5th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Closed Society: November 4, 2012

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Research conducted by the Yifat Institute, for the New Israel Fund, shows that 1 in every 3 political and social related post on the internet contains violence and racism.

(Hebrew – News1)

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November 4th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Closed Society: November 4, 2012

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A young Sudanese national was assaulted in broad daylight and knocked unconscious by two men as they exited a Tel-Aviv bar.  A human rights activist who came to his aid was herself assaulted by the men. (Xinhua)

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(Hebrew – Walla)

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November 4th, 2012 at 6:48 pm