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Political: December 25, 2012

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Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beitenu) was questioned under caution on suspicion of breach of trust in the case of the ambassador to Belarus. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Political: December 13, 2012

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Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, decided to indict Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beitenu), on charges of breach of trust and fraud.  The charges say Lieberman promoted former ambassador to Belarus Ze’ev Ben Aryeh without reporting that Ben Aryeh had tipped him off about the investigation being conducted against him in Belarus.  At the same time, Weinstein decided to close the main case against Lieberman, in which he was alleged to have been involved in money laundering, fraud, and breach of trust.  Lieberman was suspected of receiving millions of dollars from international tycoons such as Martin Schlaff and Mikhail Chernoy through foreign front companies while he was serving in public positions. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Political: December 9, 2012

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Chairman of the Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, MK David Rotem (Yisrael Beitenu), has asked the Central Elections Committee to bar Arab party Balad from the forthcoming elections to the 19th Knesset.  MKs Michael Ben-Ari and Aryeh Eldad (Otzma LeYisrael) asked to bar both Balad and Ra’am-Ta’al, another Arab party, while MK Ofir Akunis (Likud) has asked that MK Hanin Zo’abi (Balad) be disqualified as a candidate. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Internal Security: December 5, 2012

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Minister of Internal Security, Yitzhak Aharonovich (Yisrael Beitenu), decided that police undercover units posing as Arabs will only be used against Arabs, and will no longer be used in law enforcement operations against Jews.

(Hebrew – nrg)

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December 5th, 2012 at 11:50 am

Closed Society: November 17, 2012‎

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The official Facebook page of the Israel Beitenu party published a short story in Russian titled “Analogy” which compares all Palestinians, including children, to rabid dogs that should be shot. The writer clearly believes that all Palestinians are terrorists.

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November 17th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Political: November 12, 2012

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During a German-Israeli sister cities conference held in Jerusalem by the Union of Local Authorities in Israel, MK Faina Kirshenbaum (Yisrael Beitenu) said that ”The Arabs are an economic burden on the state.” (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – The Marker)

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November 12th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Political: November 7, 2012

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MK David Rotem (Yisrael Beitenu), Chairman of the Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, held a vote in committee to extend the terms of Israel’s chief rabbis by three months, even though the panel’s legal adviser said the vote was illegal. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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November 7th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Political: October 29, 2012

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Likud convention members voted on the agreement between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.  The members of the convention were required to vote on the agreement without seeing it or knowing its details.

(Hebrew – ynet)

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October 29th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Closed Society: June 14, 2012

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During a meeting of the Knesset’s Committee for the Advancement of Women, MK Anastassia Michaeli (Yisrael Beitenu) said: ”When I turn on Channel 10 I see entertainment programs supposedly showing how nice it is to be gay.  Why should my children have to hear how fun and nice it is to wear a dress and put on makeup? Why does Channel 10 broadcast such programs?” She further said that ”most gay people suffered sexual trauma at a young age and commit suicide at 40.” (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Walla)

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June 14th, 2012 at 11:24 am

Closed Society: May 24, 2012

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Minister of Internal Security Yitzhak Aharonivich (Yisrael Beitenu) called for the use of rubber coated steel bullets against asylum seekers approaching the border between Egypt and Israel.

(Hebrew - Channel 2 News)

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May 24th, 2012 at 11:07 pm