A new government regulation enables the indefinite incarceration of refugees suspected of committing crimes, even if there is not enough evidence to indict them. Were this regulation applied to Israeli politicians, many of them would be in prison. By Asaf Weitzen The upcoming elections will affect not only the lives of Israeli citizens, they will also affect the fates of more than 60,000 African immigrants living here. Ignorance regarding the circumstances of their arrival to Israel, along with fear and rare bureaucratic creativity, have led to a series of laws and regulations depriving them of their most basic legal protections, which…Read More... | 2 Comments
Israeli elections 2012
This has to be one of the most sacrilegious videos ever made. Even before elections have been announced (no doubt they will), ultra-right winger MK Aryeh (aryeh = Lion in Hebrew) Eldad of the Hatikva party (part of the National Union party) took Bob Marley's "Iron, Lion, Zion" song - and murdered it. As someone who was born in Israel and happens to be a Leo, I take personal offence to this. h/t Itamar ShaltielRead More... | 3 Comments
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