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Diplomacy: March 25, 2012

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Israel is considering punitive measures towards the Palestinian Authority, after the UN Human Rights Council decided to form an internationl committee to investigate the Israeli settlements in the West Bank, a decision proposed and advanced by the PA. According to a high-ranked Israeli official, at least three ministers of the eight-minister forum support freezing the Palestinian tax revenues collected by Israel for the PA – Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beiteinu), Minister of Finance Yuval Steinitz (Likud) and Minister of Strategic Affairs Moshe Yaalon (Likud).

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Political: 3rd January, 2011

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MK Faina Kirshenbaum (Yisrael Beitenu) tabled a motion to create a parliamentary investigation committee to “ascertain the part of Israeli organizations in the de-legitimization crusade against the IDF soldiers and commanders, and the ways these organizations are financed.” The Im Tirzu movement approved: “We hope the investigative committee wlll manage to track down the vast financial sources of these organizations, and find out whether numerous Israeli organizations act as front organizations and agents of influence of hostile bodies”. (Hebrew)

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