Ben Gurion University
BGU Would-be Murderer not to be Prosecuted - Political
Corruption in Israel's Attorney General Office
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,
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
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.
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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