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Settlers and Settlements: November 12, 2012

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Finance Minister Yuval Shteinitz (Likud), who received an award on Monday from the settlement movement, said during a radio interview that budgets for Judea and Samaria were doubled by the current government, but that it was done with a low profile for fear that the move would be foiled by elements in Israel and abroad. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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November 12th, 2012 at 9:46 am

Political: June 1, 2011

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State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss, delivered a special report to Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, regarding an alleged conflict of interest by the former. In May of 2010 Steinitz granted permits to bring 630 foreign workers for ”Shapir Engineering”, a contractor for which Gary Hakim, Steinitz’ brother-in-law, is a regulation consultant and a lobbyist. The act of granting the permits was against the will of officials in the Ministry.