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Political: February 29, 2012

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MK David Rotem (Yisrael Beitenu) has stated that he will ask the Minister of Justice to depose Supreme Court Justice Salim Joubran for refusing to sing the national anthem at the retirement ceremony of Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch.  Following the incident MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) announced that he intends to put forward the ‘Joubran bill,’ according to which a judge who did not serve in the IDF or national service[?] would not be able to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.

Political: February 14, 2012

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MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) put forward a bill according to which an Israeli film would receive support from the State of Israel only if its creators and actors sign a declaration of loyalty to the State of Israel, its symbols and its Jewish and Democratic values.

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February 14th, 2012 at 12:19 am

Political: January 8, 2012

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MK Uri Ariel (National Union) admitted at Thursday’s meeting of the Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee that he passed information about IDF movements to settlers.

 

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January 8th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Political: January 1, 2012

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The Knesset’s legal adviser has green-lit MK Ahmed Tibi’s (Ra’am-Ta’al) legislative proposal, forbidding anyone living in a settlement from being a Supreme Court Justice, as well as MK Michael Ben-Ari’s (National Union) legislative proposal, dubbed “the Joubran Law”, which blocks anyone who has not been in the army or performed national service from being a Supreme Court Justice, and blocks the position of Supreme Court President or his deputy from a serving Justice who has not fulfilled his service requirement.

Internal Security: December 25, 2011

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Nahi Eyal, director general of the National Union party and director of the Legal Forum for the Land of Israel has founded a program, called “Mehina Lechaim”,  aimed at encouraging graduates of pre-army training programs and hesder yeshivas to join the police force in order to place them in key positions in the force and prevent the evacuation of settlements and outposts.

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December 25th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Political: December 23, 2011

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MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) justified the use of the song “We Came to Expel Darkness” (a popular Hanukkah song) in right-wing demonstrations in south Tel-Aviv on the fact that “on Saturday there is darkness in the eyes and everybody there is Sudanese”.

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December 23rd, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Political: December 4, 2011

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MK Michael Ben Ari (National Union) has proposed a bill by which only a justice who has served in the IDF or has done national service will be eligible for appointment to the Supreme Court.  According to the bill, a justice already serving in the Supreme Court, such as Salim Jubran, will not be able to serve as president of the court or his deputy.

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December 4th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Closed Society: November 29, 2011

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Members of Knesset Yaakov Katz (National Union) and Tzipi Hotovely (Likud), proposed a bill which will give orthodox soldiers immunity from disciplinary proceedings, if they refuse to participate in ceremonies featuring women singing.

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November 29th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Closed Society: November 28, 2011

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MK Michael Ben Ari (National Union) attempted to attack Amjad Awad, one of the killers of the Fogel family, during a court hearing on the case, yelling at him “Child killer – we will slaughter you”.

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November 28th, 2011 at 10:24 am

Political: November 23, 2011

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MK Yaakov Katz (National Union) stated in an interview to the “Eretz Yisrael Shelanu” (Our Land of Israel) bulletin that the purpose of the “Grunis Law” is to “to take the court out of the hands of a small, dismal group of elitist Tel Avivians.”  He went on to say that “this is only the beginning of the revolution, until we bring about stability.  We are returning to the natural and basic religious laws of the Nation of Israel.”

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November 23rd, 2011 at 11:50 pm