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Economy and Society: February 2, 2013

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Herzliya’s David Raziel Youth Village suffers from neglect and lax governmental oversight. Students complain about lack of warm water for showers in winter, mold in their rooms, and food that is past the expiration date. The Ministry of Education claims the private operator of the school is responsible for the neglect. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 2nd, 2013 at 11:37 am

Closed Society: 7 December, 2010

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Over the past few weeks, dozens of municipal rabbis signed a rabbinical verdict prohibiting the rental of apartments to Arabs. Politicians active in the orthodox Zionist stream have started to sign rabbis onto the statement on this issue in order to lower the number of apartments rented to Arabs and to prevent Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the Chief Rabbi of Safad, who has already prohibited the rental of apartments to non-Jews. The politicians hope that since dozens of municipal rabbis, all of whom receive salaries from the state, have joined the call, the State Prosecutor will understand that the position is a principled one, deriving from Jewish religious law (halacha), and that legal and criminal measures cannot be used against these rabbis. The letter was signed by the following  municipal rabbis, among others: Yaakov Edelstein of Ramat Hasharon, Yosef Sheinen of Ashdod, Moshe Hevelin of Qiryat Gat, David Wolfa of Rishon LeZion, Avraham Margalit of Carmiel, Zion Suderi of Gedera, Shmuel David of Afula, Simcha Hacohen of Rehovot, Azarya Basis of Rosh Hayain, Yitzchak Yaakobovitch of Herzliya, Yeshayahu Meitles of Nahariya, Yeshaya Herzl of Nazareth Illit, David Sedaka of Pardes Hannah, and Avraham Ohayun of Ofakim. (Hebrew, English)

Military and Security Forces: 3 November, 2010

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Israel Military Industries (IMI) is not permitting the Israel Land Authority (ILA) to carry out activities required for coping with contamination at the Nof Yam site in Herzliya, where an IMI plant was located until 1992 (Hebrew). IMI’s legal counsel, Idit Noah, informed the ILA that she objects to a risk assessment of the area as long as the IMI is not given a guarantee of indemnification in case legal claims are pressed against it for damage caused in the course of the assessment and a waiver of liability for all damage.