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Political: 3 April, 2011

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MK Faina Kirschenbaum (Yisrael Beitenu) will promote the vote on the establishment of a parliamentary committee of inquiry of the organizations that passed information on to Richard Goldstone, following Goldstone’s recent expression of reservations regarding his own report.

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April 3rd, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Political: 15 March, 2011

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The Internal Affairs and Environment Committee (of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament) today approved a new bill for 2nd and 3rd reading. The bill, proposed by Knesset members David Rotem and Robert Ilatov (Yisrael Beitenu), which gives the court the authority to revoke citizenship of anybody convicted in treason, in aid to the enemy at a time of war, or in spying.

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March 15th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Political: 10 January, 2011

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beitenu) said this afternoon in a factional meeting at the Knesset that the left-wing organizations are “terror abettors and nothing more, their whole purpose is to weaken the Israeli army and its resolve to defend the citizens of Israel.” Lieberman attacked the MKs who claimed that the committee to investigate left-wing organizations is McCarthyism and said that “it is those two-faced persons in the national camp, who are prepared to sacrifice the full interests of the national camp, are to blame for the fact that the national camp has never ruled the State of Israel, not even when we won in the ballot box. The right has never truly succeeded in ruling and trying to convey its world view, to lead the country, because of those turncoats who are constantly busy with one thing only: proving how right they are, and are simply a group that has become a band of discerning people, whose whole goal is to justify its existence.”

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January 10th, 2011 at 3:06 am

Closed Society: 10 January, 2011

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MK Faina Kirshenbaum (Yisrael Beitenu) received hatemail which stated that “A committee of inquiry should be established for all the whores, all the drunks, all the thieves, and all the hooligans. As they say, a good Russian is a dead Russian.” According to Kirshenbaum “expressions of violence, incitement, and racism should be outside of the public discourse. I find such expressions of violence most serious and have brought the matter to the attention of the Knesset Security Officer.”

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January 10th, 2011 at 2:56 am

Political: 3rd January, 2011

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MK Faina Kirshenbaum (Yisrael Beitenu) tabled a motion to create a parliamentary investigation committee to “ascertain the part of Israeli organizations in the de-legitimization crusade against the IDF soldiers and commanders, and the ways these organizations are financed.” The Im Tirzu movement approved: “We hope the investigative committee wlll manage to track down the vast financial sources of these organizations, and find out whether numerous Israeli organizations act as front organizations and agents of influence of hostile bodies”. (Hebrew)

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January 3rd, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Political: 9 December, 2010

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Knesset Member David Rotem (Yisrael Beitenu) has received death threats after having initiated the Military Conversion to Judaism Act, which prohibits the revocation of conversions to Judaism made inside the Israel army. “Your fate will be worse than Ariel Sharon’s because you are breaking the Nation of Israel.” This message was left in English on MK Rotem’s home voicemail. Rotem stated that “I know the ultra-orthodox and their specialty of threats and curses. I won’t give them the pleasure of having a security detail assigned to me due to these threats. I say to them: call me and we’ll schedule a time and date. I will wait for them.” (Hebrew; English.)

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December 11th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Closed Society: 25 November, 2010

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Didi Hershovitz, member of the Jerusalem City Council on behalf of Yisrael Beitenu, stated in an interview that his goal is to Jewify the entire old city basin in Jerusalem. Hershkovitz said further that he supports anyone who calls for no sale of apartments to Arabs. “The situation on the ground is that they don’t let us live wherever we want, and we – because of the politically correct [sic] that we adopt in this country, let Arabs live anywhere they want. I am angry about the discrimination between Jews and Arabs, so that Arabs can live anywhere they want and Jews cannot,” said Hershkovitz. (Hebrew)

Political: 15th November, 2010

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MK Liya Shemtov (Yisrael Beitenu) tabled two new bills, which force state employees and members of local councils to swear allegiance to Israel as a “Jewish and democratic” state. (Hebrew)

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November 16th, 2010 at 12:32 pm