Bank Leumi 311.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])
Bank Leumi is stopping the project “Two million good reasons,” in which various
nonprofit associations compete for a donation totaling $2 million.
competition received much public criticism after the bank decided to include the
nongovernmental organization Im Tirzu as one of the participants.
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Tirzu is generally perceived to have right-wing leanings, even though it
describes itself as being a Zionist organization without political
Im Tirzu’s inclusion provoked controversy among the bank’s
customers, many of whom stated their intention to leave the bank, Globes
reported. The issue sparked a heated political debate between the Left and the
Right on the Bank’s Facebook page.
In an attempt to calm the storm, Bank
Leumi posted this response on Facebook: “Dear Leumi customers and website
surfers, we listen to issues that arise on our Facebook page, both criticism and
support. We hope that it is clear to everyone that the decisions made by us were
made only through adherence to policies of the project ‘Two million good
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