Im Tirtzu launches website listing 'anti-Israel' professors in Israel

"Know Your Professor," contains a listing of some 85 Israeli professors who are involved in anti-Israel activity such as promoting BDS and accusing the IDF of war crimes.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
May 14, 2019 09:43
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A Venezuelan student walks over a cloth with red paint and the Star of David.

A Venezuelan student walks over a cloth with red paint and the Star of David during an anti-Israel demonstration in Caracas.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Right-wing organization Im Tirtzu has launched a website, which lists "anti-Israel" professors working in Israel, the group announced in a statement on Tuesday.

The website, "Know Your Professor," contains a listing of some 85 Israeli professors who are involved in activity deemed anti-Israel, such as promoting the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement, encouraging international pressure on Israel, accusing the IDF of war crimes, and calling people to refuse to serve in the IDF, the organization said in a press statement.
Im Tirtzu CEO Matan Peleg explained that many professors take advantage of their position in the university in order to incite against Israel.


"There is no parallel in the world to this phenomenon of hypocrisy and ungratefulness, in which these professors earn their living at the expense of the Israeli taxpayer yet at the same time work to boycott and slander them," said Peleg in the press statement. "This display of moral bankruptcy is something that should be known to every citizen in Israel. The website is an important step that will strengthen Israeli academia and make it more pluralistic and unbiased." 


In its description, the website claims that "many professors in Israeli academia are radical-left activists." 


"Some promote the academic boycott of Israel, some are signatories on petitions against serving in the IDF and on petitions accusing the IDF of war crimes, and some use the professor's podium to preach anti-Israel rhetoric," Im Tirtzu said. 


"Im Tirtzu believes that the public has the right to know who these professors are and what they are saying. Because it is the taxes of the public who are funding these people," it added.


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