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  3/9/2014, Adar Bet 7, 5774

Veteran Activist: End the Screening Committees


Many small towns in Judea and Samaria have acceptance committees which determine whether potential new residents are suitable for the community, based on their lifestyle and on factors such as criminal background. Proponents of the acceptance committees argue that they help small towns maintain a strong sense of community, and help reduce the risk of terrorism and violent crime.

Zar spoke in response to an incident in which a resident of Esh Kodesh, in Samaria, was pushed to leave his community, apparently due to his strong nationalist views.