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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Israel

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Israel

The 2014-15 LAs Say Goodbye
Posted on Friday August 07, 2015

The legislative assistant offices at the RAC have a strange feel to them today—all of the zany pictures and decorations adorning our desks have been removed, the usual desktop clutter has vanished and there is a strong scent of cleaning solution flowing through the air. After 50 weeks at the RAC, it’s our last day, […]

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For the Negev’s Bedouin Communities, Signs of Hope and Fear
Posted on Wednesday August 05, 2015

Human rights and Bedouin advocates are breathing a sigh of relief this week, now that the elementary school in the Bedouin village of Al-Sayyid has been connected to the power grid, four decades after it was built. The four other schools in the village will be hooked up to the power grid by the time […]

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In memory of Shira Banki
Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

The air stood still in Jerusalem’s Zion Square last night. More than a thousand teens and young adults gathered there to attend a memorial service organized by the Jerusalem Open House. They came to grieve the loss of Shira Banki, the 16-year old girl who died yesterday afternoon days after being stabbed by an ultra-Orthodox […]

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What’s New with the Israeli Coalition Government?
Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

When we last checked in with the Israeli governing coalition in June, we found fractures in the coalition dealing with Israel’s secular-religious divides, such as Religious Minister David Azoulay calling Reform Jews a “disaster for the nation of Israel”. Recently, however, the coalition has found itself embroiled in controversy that is perhaps the most divisive […]

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