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Political: April 20, 2012‎

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The separation wall is planned to cut in half the agricultural lands of the village Batir, near Jerusalem, whose terraces and ancient aqueduct are candidates to be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage site list. The wall could separate the villagers from 740 acres of their land.

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April 20th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Closed Society: September 13, 2011

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The High Court of Justice has accepted the petition by an Arab couple to allocate land for them in the Galilee community of Rakefet, despite being rejected by the community acceptance committee.  During the interview, the committee told the couple that the community was uniquely designated for Jews, and that accepting an Arab family would compromise the chances of Jews willing to move to the place.


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September 13th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Military and Security Forces: 17 December 2010

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Brigadier General Yoav Mordechai, currently ending his term as Head of the Civil Administration, signed an order which appropriates fifty dunams from the village Beit Iksa, in the Occupied West Bank, in favor of the Tel-Aviv-Jerusalem railroad. (Hebrew)

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December 18th, 2010 at 5:39 pm