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Closed Society: 15th November, 2010

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MK  Henin Zuebi (Balad) came to meet with the Balad student club in Haifa University. During her visits, verbal confrontations broke out between Balad-supporting students and Jewish students, who tried to block her entrance to the university. The Jews, some of them Im Tirzu activists, shouted at the Arab students “terrorists” and “go to Gaza”. The Im Tirzu activists sang the anthem and held, inter alia, a sign saying, in Hebrew and Arabic, “Welcome to the State of Israel – the State of the Jews”. (Hebrew)

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November 15th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Political: 9th November, 2010

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During a discussion in the Knesset’s education committee regarding “the driving out of Zionist in academe”, the chairman of the committee, Zvulon Orlev, ordered (Hebrew) the representatives of the ACRI out of the chamber. After ordering out attorney Debbi Gild-Khayu of the ACRI after she spoke, MK Ahmed Tibi told him he sent the ACRI representative out; Orlev replied: “The ACRI? It shouldn’t be here”. Later on he ordered Hagai Elad, ACRI’s chairman, to leave as well.

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November 9th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Closed Society: 25 October 2010

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The University of Haifa is examining (Hebrew) the complaint of a lecturer, who claims to have received a veiled threat from students, members of Im Tirzu. The two members told her they were supposed to report to the movement about courses and syllabi. One of them laughed and said “But you’re OK, you’ve got nothing to fear”.

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October 25th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Closed Society: 19 August 2010

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Several years ago Ronen Shoval and Erez Tadmor, prominent members of the Im Tirzu organization, took part in a Young Leadership program run by the Institute for Zionist Strategy. Both organizations have recently been engaged in a similar-looking type of attacks on the Israeli Academic world. The organizations claim that they have not coordinated their actions.

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August 19th, 2010 at 8:33 am

Closed Society: 18 August 2010

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East Jerusalem is short hundreds of classrooms, and registration to local schools is done on a first come, first serve basis. School administrators are adding classrooms in windowless bomb shelters and inside homes, to cope with the lack of classrooms.

The Jewish Agency gave NIS 374,857 in 2009 to Im Tirzu, a political movement. These funds had been originally donated by an American evangelical movement, Christians United For Israel, and the Jewish Agency merely served as the funnel, for the purpose of making these donations tax deductible. It should be noted that the Jewish Agency permits only donation for non-political organizations, and only pre-designated donations.

The President of the Tel Aviv University, Professor Joseph Klafter, said that he had received the report by the Zionist Strategy Institute complaining about a post-Zionist slant in the sociology department, from the Director of the Council for Higher Education. He says “the Council and the Planning and Budget Committee should not deliver universities mail from any marginal group, neither on the right nor on the left.”