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Military and Security Forces: February 20, 2013

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Severe security breaches have been discovered in an IDF base in the West Bank: holes in the fence, shortage of night-vision goggles in guard towers, unsecured code maps, ammunition and grenades scattered unattended throughout the base, an unlocked ammunition bunker, and a manual gate instead of an electric one.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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February 20th, 2013 at 9:44 am

Internal Security: February 3, 2013

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The comptroller at the Public Security Ministry says the police are insufficiently supervising security at Israeli schools: the police do not supervise school security well enough, while the protection they do provide does not correspond to potential threats, and not all security guards are up to the job. Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino has been keeping the report under wraps. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 3rd, 2013 at 11:47 am

Closed Society: May 24, 2012

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Ben-Gurion International Airport security personnel asked a Jewish-American tourist to sing “Ma Nishtana”, a traditional Passover song, to prove that she is Jewish.

(Hebrew – Twitter)

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May 24th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Economy: 24 February, 2011

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Despite a measurable rise over the past five years, in the amount of complaints against contractor firms for cleaning and security services, who violated workers’ rights, only about 300 penalty fines were given to such firms. Half of these were not paid.

(Hebrew)

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February 24th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Political: 2nd November, 2010

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The former prime minister, Ehud Olmert, criticized (Hebrew) the claims of Ehud Barak, the Minister of Defense, in the latter’s testimony before the Tirkel committee. Barak testified that Chief of Staff Ashkenazi and IDF officers were responsible for setting the specifics of the assault on the flotilla to Gaza, and that the political apparatus was only required to approve the plan. According to Olmert, “The political apparatus approve all the details of the operations, and anyone who says that the statesmen are responsible for the “what” [part of the operation] and the operational apparatus only for the “how” part, is not telling the truth”.

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November 3rd, 2010 at 10:42 am

Judiciary: 4 September 2010

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According to a Globes investigative project, many Supreme Court of Justice rulings are not put into practice. Most of the decisions which the state delays enactment of relate to weak sectors, such as migrant laborers and Arabs, the separation of religion from the state, and security matters.

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September 4th, 2010 at 12:46 am

Political: 26 August 2010

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahoo asked retired general Amos Yaron to authorize personal security for him, for a period of 15 years after he completes his term. Netanyahu proposed that Shabak personal security services would be given to anyone defined as “most senior clearance holders”.

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August 26th, 2010 at 9:41 pm