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Ben Gurion University

BGU Would-be Murderer not to be Prosecuted - Political Corruption in Israel's Attorney General Office

Leftist Attorney General Circles the Wagons to defend Leftist Anti-Israel Lecturer Eyal Nir (Dept of Chemistry) from BGU who Incited to Murder

For those who think I am exaggerating when I say that Israel has a corrupt politicized dual justice system, one for leftists and the other for everyone else, then just consider the following news item:

You may recall the reports here about one Eyal Nir, a far-leftist anti-Israel lecturer in chemistry at Ben Gurion "University," the Bir Zeit of the Negev. Nir posted calls and threats to murder non-leftists on his Facebook page. The same Attorney General's Office that rounds up and arrests Rabbis by the bushel if they dare to recommend that people read a book of which the Leftists disapprove was petitioned to prosecute Nir. Today it was announced that Nir will not be prosecuted.

And don't hold your breath waiting for Rivka Carmi, the Cabbagehead president of Ben Gurion "University," to do anything about Nir either.

Case Closed Against Inciting Lecturer

The State Attorney's Office announced, Thursday, that it was closing the file of a Ben Gurion University lecturer who had called, on his Facebook page, to "break the necks" of right wing participants in last year's Jerusalem Day Flag Dance parade. The announcement cited lack of evidence. The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel, which filed the complaint has announced that it will appeal the "surprising" decision. "Law enforcement cannot ignore such a blatant incitement to murder, said Forum Director, Nachi Eyal.

Here is the earlier story about Nir's incitement to murder:
Leftist Professor: 'Break the Necks' of Right-wing 'Scoundrels'
A senior Ben Gurion U. professor urges people "break the necks of right-wing scoundrels," but the university blocked protests on its website.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 6/12/2011, 12:46 PM / Last Update: 6/12/2011, 1:04 PM

A senior Ben Gurion U. professor urges people to "break the necks of right-wing scoundrels," but the university blocked protests on its website.


UPDATE a more complete story on the dismissal of incitement charges in the Eyal Nir case

No Charges against Lecturer who Incited
Dr. Eyal Nir issued a call on his Facebook page to "break the necks" of Flagdance participants

By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 31/5/2012

The State Attorney's Office (SAO) has decided to close the case against Dr. Eyal Nir of Ben Gurion University, who published a call to "break the necks" of participants in last year's Rikudgalim or Flagdance. The reason given for the decision was "lack of evidence."

The SAO informed MKs Uri Ariel, Ofir Akunis and Michael Ben Ari, as well as Attorney Hila Cohen of the Legal Forum for the Land of Israel, that the policy usually adopted in cases such as these is a "minimalist" one meaning, apparently, that the State Attorney's Office usually prefers not to press charges for incitement.

In addition, the SAO said, Nir's expression of reservations about his own statements two weeks after the original publication had some weight in the court's decision.

The SAO did say that it would be sending a copy of the decision to the Ben Gurion University, where Nir teaches chemistry, in order to have it consider disciplinary steps against him.

After last year's Flagdance, Nir had written on his Facebook page, "I call on the world to come and help break these scoundrels' necks. He described nationalist flag-bearing marchers on Jerusalem Day as "gangs of bandits swarming in our country.

The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel stated that it would not accept the decision which they called "strange," and said that it would appeal the decision.

"The law enforcement system cannot remain silent in the face of such clear incitement to murder," said Forum director Nachi Eyal.


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