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Beit Berl College - Michal Chacham and Atrocity at Beit Berl

Iris Almog lost much of her family on October 4, 2003. They were in a Haifa restaurant, Maxim, owned by a Christian Arab, when the 28-year-old Palestinian suicide bomber Hanadi Jaradat, an educated lawyer, detonated the explosive belt she was wearing in the restaurant. She murdered 21 Israelis, many of them children, and wounded 51 others. Five members of Iris' family were murdered, including her father, who was a senior navy officer, her mother, her brother, and her two nephews, aged 9 and 11.

These days Iris has been taking courses at the Beit Berl "College," which is a pseudo-college run by the Kibbutz Movement in Israel. This past week she was attending a course taught there by one Michal Chacham, a radical anti-Israel pseudo-academic who teaches "women's studies." Chacham (whose name is more than ironic) is a sponsor of calls for world boycotts against Israel… She supports the "Palestinian right of return" that would destroy Israel
(see http://www.isracampus.org.il/third level pages/Petitions - the Ogla document.htm)...

In Chacham's course, which turned out to be largely a recital of the Palestinian pseudo-history of the "Nakba," Chacham screened the slanderous anti-Israel propaganda film "Jenin Jenin," produced by terrorist Mohammed Bakri… You can imagine Iris' reaction when she saw that the course in which she was registered morphed into a celebration of the genocidal terrorists who murdered her own family… Iris was subject to abuse by the "college," forced to relive the murder of her parents and other family members while her lecturer celebrated the murderers.

Beit Berl campus officials defended this atrocity and the lecturer. The time has come to strip Beit Berl of its accreditation and to shut it down.

If you would like to express your anger about this, write to

Beit Berl College

The Council for Higher Education in Israel

Ministry of Education
 

Dr. Tamar Ariav
President of Beit Berl College
Tel: 972 (9) 747 8701
Fax: 972 (9) 7478700
Email: ariavt@beitberl.ac.il

Prof. Manuel Trachtenberg
Chairman, Council on Higher Education
Email: manuel@post.tau.ac.il
POB 4037, Jerusalem 91040, Israel

 

The Honorable Gideon Sa'ar
Minister of Education
Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports
Kiryat Ben Gurion, Jerusalem
Email: gsaar@knesset.gov.il
Additional Email: sar@education.gov.il
Phone: 972-2-6408131
Fax: 972-2-6753525

 

 

Aharon Beit-Halahmi
Planning & Budgeting Committee Chairman
Council for Higher Education
Email: betha@eurofund.co.il
P.O.B. 4037, Jerusalem 91040, Israel
Tel: 02-5679911
Fax: 02-5679969
E-mail: info@che.org.il

 

Shalomit Amichai
Director General of the Ministry of Education
Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports
Kiryat Ben Gurion, Jerusalem
Email: mankal@education.gov.il

 

 

http://stevenplaut.blogspot.co.il/2012_12_01_archive.html

Atrocity at Beit Berl

by Steven Plaut
26/12/2012

Iris Almog lost much of her family on October 4, 2003. They were in a Haifa restaurant, Maxim, owned by a Christian Arab, when the 28-year-old Palestinian suicide bomber Hanadi Jaradat, an educated lawyer, detonated the explosive belt she was wearing in the restaurant. She murdered 21 Israelis, many of them children, and wounded 51 others. Five members of Iris' family were murdered, including her father, who was a senior navy officer, her mother, her brother, and her two nephews, aged 9 and 11.

These days Iris has been taking courses at the Beit Berl "College," which is a pseudo-college run by the Kibbutz Movement in Israel. This past week she was attending a course taught there by one Michal Chacham, a radical anti-Israel pseudo-academic who teaches "women's studies." Chacham (whose name is more than ironic) is a sponsor of calls for world boycotts against Israel, was a supporter of the traitor/spy Azmi Bishara, and was one of the extremists calling for Israeli soldiers to mutiny and refuse to serve. She claims Israel is an apartheid regime that carries out ethnic cleansing. She supports the "Palestinian right of return" that would destroy Israel (see http://www.isracampus.org.il/third level pages/Petitions - the Ogla document.htm). She was a supporter of Tali Fahima, the convicted girlfriend-accomplice of a terrorist who helped him plan atrocities.

In Chacham's course, which turned out to be largely a recital of the Palestinian pseudo-history of the "Nakba," Chacham screened the slanderous anti-Israel propaganda film "Jenin Jenin," produced by terrorist Mohammed Bakri. The film portrays Israeli soldiers as Nazi-like monsters who committed mass massacres in the Battle of Jenin in 2002. Bakri himself admits his film is a tissue of lies. In street to street fighting there against entrenched terrorists, perhaps 20 Palestinians died and almost as many Israeli troops, thanks to the reluctance of the military to use artillery to dislodge the terrorists. Bakri was sued for libel by a group of Israeli fighters who took part in the battle, but a leftist court judge (who has been in the news for years because of allegations of corruption) exonerated him.

You can imagine Iris' reaction when she saw that the course in which she was registered morphed into a celebration of the genocidal terrorists who murdered her own family. She and other students walked out of the classroom in outrage when the "film" was screened. The full story (in Hebrew) is here: http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/424/697.html?hp=1&cat=402&loc=3. Iris was subject to abuse by the "college," forced to relive the murder of her parents and other family members while her lecturer celebrated the murderers.

Beit Berl campus officials defended this atrocity and the lecturer. The time has come to strip Beit Berl of its accreditation and to shut it down.

If you would like to express your anger about this, write to

Dr. Tamar Ariav
President of Beit Berl College
Tel: 972 (9) 747 8701
Fax: 972 (9) 7478700
Email: ariavt@beitberl.ac.il

And

The Council for Higher Education in Israel
(governmental body that funds and supervises Israeli universities and colleges)

Prof. Manuel Trachtenberg
Chairman, Council on Higher Education
Email: manuel@post.tau.ac.il
POB 4037, Jerusalem 91040, Israel

Aharon Beit-Halahmi
Planning & Budgeting Committee Chairman
Council for Higher Education
Email: betha@eurofund.co.il
P.O.B. 4037, Jerusalem 91040, Israel
Tel: 02-5679911
Fax: 02-5679969
E-mail: info@che.org.il

Ministry of Education

The Honorable Gideon Sa'ar
Minister of Education
Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports
Kiryat Ben Gurion, Jerusalem
Email: gsaar@knesset.gov.il
Additional Email: sar@education.gov.il
Phone: 972-2-6408131
Fax: 972-2-6753525

Shalomit Amichai
Director General of the Ministry of Education
Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports
Kiryat Ben Gurion, Jerusalem
Email: mankal@education.gov.il

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