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Closed Society: May 16, 2012

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Knesset Education Committee Chairman, MK Alex Miller (Yisrael Beitenu), has proposed a bill following recent Nakba Day commemoration ceremonies in various universities, which would hold a university responsible for the content of events held by students.  In the framework of the bill, the Minister of Education, in his role as the chairman of the Higher Education Council, could impose sanctions on institutions which support or allow an activity “which essentially constitutes a denial of the existence of the State of Israel as a Jewish and Democratic state, promotes racism, violence or terrorism or support of an armed conflict or terrorist attack against the state”.  (Middle East Monitor)

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

Local Government: May 14, 2012

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Beit-She’an Mayor Jackie Levi and several of his family members, including MK Orly Levi-Abukasis (Yisrael Beitenu), won a Israel Land Authority and Ministry of Construction and Housing tender, which was intended for the city’s homeless.

(Hebrew - Walla)

Political: April 30, 2012

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The Knesset’s Labor and Welfare Committee approved for second and third reading a bill proposed by MK David Rotem (Yisrael Beitenu), chairman of the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, and MK Robert Ilatov (Yisrael Beitenu).  The proposed bill would halve the national security stipend of Israeli citizens convicted of terrorism and jailed for more than 10 years.

(Hebrew - News1)

Diplomacy: March 23, 2012‎

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Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon (Israel Beitenu) said that Israel will not cooperate with UN Human Rights Council’s fact-finding mission established to probe the effects of settlements on Palestinian human rights. He added that “As far as Israel is concerned, the U.N. committee has no effect – political nor moral – and therefore we will not allow them to work here”

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March 23rd, 2012 at 9:34 am

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 1‎‏6‏‎, 2012‎

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Avigdor Lieberman, deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, directed the ministers in his party, Israel Beiteinu, to refuse to cooperate with the parliamentary committee on integrating Israeli Arabs in Israeli society, headed by Israeli Arab MK Ahmad Tibi (Ta’al).

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February 16th, 2012 at 9:47 am

Political: January 11, 2012

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MK Moshe Matalon (Yisrael Beitenu) has proposed a bill which would prevent citizens who did not complete their military or national service from running for the Knesset in the next elections.

 

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January 11th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Political: January 8, 2012

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MK Anastassia Michaeli (Yisrael Beitenu) poured a glass of water on MK Raleb Majadele (Labor) during a session of the Knesset’s Education, Culture and Sport Committee.

 

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January 8th, 2012 at 10:58 am

Political: December 28, 2011

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MK Danny Danon (Likud), held an urgent discussion in the Knesset’s Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs which he chairs, on the issue of the abduction of young female immigrants from the former Soviet Union by Arabs.  The representative of the Israel Police testified that she has no knowledge of a single such case of abduction.  MK Nissim Ze’ev (Shas) called for outlawing conversion to Islam before the age of 21.  Nissim Algelani, a club owner from Kiryat Gat, said that in his town and in neighboring Netivot there is a municipal bylaw which prevents non-residents from loitering in the city after 11 pm, stating that “in Netivot, for example, you will not find Bedouins or their like prowling the streets after eleven at night, there’s no way they’re prowling there.”  MK Lia Shemtov (Yisrael Beitenu) said that these bylaws “should be adopted”, and MK Danny Danon said that the legality of such laws should be examined and that “providing mayors with further authority so that they could take care of this phenomenon” should be considered.

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(Hebrew) full transcript of the committee session

Closed Society: December 26, 2011

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Minister of Information and Diaspora, Yuli Edelstein (Yisrael Beitenu), called Arabs a “lowly nation”.

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December 26th, 2011 at 10:52 am