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Closed Society: December 7, 2012

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The Center for the Defence of the Individual (Hamoked), Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and the Reform Center  for Religion and State have filed a petition with the High Court for Justice against the National Insurance Institute.  The organizations demand that the National Insurance Institute place a professional translator, knowledgabe in medical terms, in committees dealing with the insurance claims of residents of East Jerusalem, or alternately, that Arabic speaking physicians be posted in the committees.  The organizations claim that even though the National Insurance Institute website and the committee summons letters state that claimants are allowed to bring an interpreter with them to the committee hearing, the East Jerusalem branch of the Institute does not always allow them to do so.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Closed Society: December 3‎‏1‏‎, 2011‎

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A recent report by the Reform Center for Religion and State showed a 66% increase in reported incidents of exclusion of women. The number of conventions carried out by public entities which enforced segregation doubled, and incidents at cemeteries have tripled. The report notes that exclusion spread to airlines, health clinics, voting booths, radio stations, conferences and public events, private businesses and billboards.