Israel Nixes Haredi 'Cartel's' Bid for Property in Northern Town

In victory for secular activists, lands agency declares 12 applicants a cartel.

In a decision that marks a major victory for secular activists fighting over the future of a new city in the making, the Israel Lands Administration tender committee on Thursday disqualified 12 bids by Haredi associations seeking to purchase lots in the northern town of Harish, on the grounds that they were acting as a cartel.