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Political: February 10, 2013

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During his tenure as Minister of Agriculture, Yisrael Katz (Likud) founded the Plant Board and used it as a tool for political appointments. (Haaretz)

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February 10th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Political: February 27, 2012

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Minister of Transportation, Yisrael Katz, is promoting (Haaretz) a plan for the establishment of 475 km of rail lines in the West Bank in areas A and B, despite the expected opposition of the Palestinians to the plan.

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February 20th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Political: 6 May, 2011

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Yisrael Katz (Likkud), Minister of Transport and Road Safety, said during a visit to the settlement of Itamar that “if the Palestinians take unilateral steps, all of the settlements in Judea and Samaria [West Bank] should be annexed to Israel”. Shaul Mofaz (Kadima), Chairman of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said similar things.

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May 6th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Closed Society: 6 January, 2011

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The Supreme Court has decided that the separation between men and women on buses will become a permanent arrangement. A three-judge panel today (Thursday) adopted the arrangement initiated by the Ministry of Transportation which permits separation between men and women on Mehadrin lines – the bus routes which primarily serve the ultra-orthodox (haredi) population. Under this arrangement, the separation will be consensual, and no force or violence will be applied to women passengers. The arrangement further states that the Ministry of Transportation will enforce the arrangement with an inspection system. The decision maintains the current condition, where women do not sit in the front part of the bus on Mehadrin lines. (Hebrew)