Israel Political Brief January 1, 2013: Likud Party’s Moshe Feiglin detained for praying at Temple Mount

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Likud’s Moshe Feiglin detained for praying at Temple Mount

Source: JTA, 1-1-13

Likud Party activist Moshe Feiglin was detained and later released by Israel Police after praying on the Temple Mount….READ MORE

 

 

Israel Political Brief July 15, 2012: Hezbollah Operative Arrested in Cyprus Allegedly was Planning Attacks on Israelis

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Hezbollah operative arrested in Cyprus allegedly was planning attacks on Israelis

Source: JTA, 7-15-12

Police in Cyprus reportedly arrested a Lebanese man planning attacks on Israeli tourists….READ MORE

Israel Brief June 24, 2012: Social Protests Turn Violent in Tel Aviv, 85 Protesters Arrested

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Social protests turn violent in Tel Aviv

Source: JTA, 6-24-12

Social protests in Tel Aviv turned violent as demonstrators shattered windows and attempted to break into banks.

Some 2,000 people gathered Saturday night in Habima Square protesting against socioeconomic inequality as well as police violence. Eighty-five people were arrested, Haaretz reported.

Though the police called to indict some 37 of the demonstrators, the Tel Aviv Magistrates’ Court on Sunday ordered the release of all the protesters, since none of them have a police record. The court suggested that police should have released them for the duration of the proceedings, according to Haaretz.

The demonstration spread to banks in Tel Aviv as well as City Hall. Windows were smashed in at least five bank branches, according to reports. The protesters also blocked main thoroughfares in the center of the city.

Some 24 hours earlier, 12 activists were arrested in social protests in Tel Aviv, including Daphni Leef, a high-profile activist leader. Protesters in the Friday night protests accused police of excessive violence.

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