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Political: March 9, 2012

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The President of Israel, Shimon Peres, said that a public debate should not take place regarding an attack in Iran, “prior to its time”.

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March 9th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

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Closed Society: January 1‎‏9‏‎, 2012‎

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Three Arab students from the Jerusalem College of Engineering (JCE) were arrested after urging other JCE student to boycott a recent lecture by President Shimon Peres. The court sentenced them to house arrest and a week-long expusion from Jerusalem.

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January 19th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Closed Society: December 13, 2011

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40 Arab youngsters were removed from a ceremony held at the City of Lod Auditorium, after they refused to stand up in honor of Israeli President Shimon Peres.

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December 13th, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Closed Society: November 20, 2011

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President Shimon Peres has stated that Haredim should be allowed to work in gender segregated workplaces.

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November 20th, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Closed Society: 13 January, 2011

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President Shimon Peres said in a speech for the opening ceremony of the 12th annual international congress of Bnei Akiva in Jerusalem that “there are Jews in the Diaspora who think that one can stay Jewish without Israel, and perhaps there are Israelis who think that one can be Israeli without being Jewish. They are both wrong: trelighere’s no Israel without Judaism, and there’s no Judaism without Israel”. He added: “Being Jewish today means being a person of faith”.

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January 13th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Political: 5th January, 2011

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During the presidential elections of 2000, aides to Shimon Peres, tried to use information about Moshe Katzav’s suspected sex crimes to force Katzav to withdraw. (Hebrew)

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January 5th, 2011 at 1:54 pm