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Did you think this is a matter just for those living in the US? Think again. Representatives of the Republican Party in Israel have launched a local campaign.

August 18, 2016 13:28
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A new network of ultra-sophisticated security cameras will be installed across Jerusalem. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Shameful shaming
Following recent and repeated cases of public shaming of the city’s social workers on social media, municipality CEO Amnon Merhav has decided to fight back. Social workers employed by the community and welfare administration at Safra Square, who among other tasks have to decide on cases when the best solution is to take a child away from family custody, have recently been exposed to extreme shaming on social media. Their names, their children’s names as well as videos exposing them are circulating online as part of what seems as an organized action to harm their work.

Those who decide on custody cases have always been exposed to harsh criticism, but it seems that this time things have gone a little too far. Merhav has instructed the municipality’s lawyers to submit court claims against those who act violently on the Web against Jerusalem’s social workers.


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