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Internal Security: January 1, 2012

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Several years ago, the Police Department asked local authorities to refrain from issuing parking citations to illegally parked police vehicles.

(Hebrew)

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January 1st, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Closed Society: September 20, 2011

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A study by “Sikkuy – the Association for Civil Equality” says that the Arab communities in Israel suffer from discrimination in the distribution of welfare budgets. Inequality is manifested by the ratio between expenditures in social welfare departments in Arab local authorities, to the overall population; and the share of people in need of welfare services, as defined by the Ministry of Social Affairs. According to estimates, the number of the needy is even higher than the official count, because some in need are not being reported, because even the number of social workers in the Arab communities is not sufficient for locating all the needy.

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September 20th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Economy: 20 August 2010

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Despite that fact that many of the psychiatric hospitals in Israel are derelict and require renovations and updates, the basic amount for construction in governmental hospitals in Israel has dropped from NIS 245 million in 1995 to NIS 140 million in 2010. In many cases, even when the psychiatric facilities obtain donations or Ministry of Health budgets, local authorities deny construction permits, to avoid harming real estate growth.

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August 20th, 2010 at 8:51 am