Lieberman needs a financial plan cut for the college permitting Nakba recognition

Israel’s Finance Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said on Wednesday that he is trying to cut the financial plan of Ben Gurion University in the Negev for permitting a Nakba recognition to occur nearby, neighborhood media have revealed.

“At a meeting held at Ben Gurion University things were said and done that dismisses the presence of Israel as a Jewish and vote-based state,” tweeted the extreme right head of the Yisrael Beiteinu Party. He added that he has given guidelines “to analyze the lead of the college to practice my position to decrease its financial plan.”

Ynet news site revealed sources near Lieberman as saying that the discourses conveyed during the Nakba recognition depicted the foundation of Israel as a “day of grieving”. Communicating such opinions, they said, is “clearly illegal.”

On Monday, a couple dozen Arab Israeli understudies held a meeting on the college grounds in the southern city of Beersheba, waving Palestinian banners and singing patriot tunes. The meeting was held only days after the understudies were kept from holding a dissent on Nakba Day itself, which is checked yearly on 15 May.

Albeit Israeli authorities were accounted for to have communicated their resentment at the meeting, Arab Israeli parliamentarian Sami Abou Shehada brought up that, “Zionist fanatics circumvented Tel Aviv University, including around certain dormitories where Arab Palestinian residents were, yelling ‘passing to the Arabs’ as well as other derisive mottos.” He added that neither the Israeli police nor the college successfully safeguard the Arab understudies.

“This is politically-sanctioned racial segregation,” said the Knesset Member. “This occurred a couple of hours after the Israeli Minister of Education Yifat Shasha-Biton joined traditional fanatics in going after the Nakba celebrations held at Tel Aviv University, which is based on the remnants of the ethnically-purged Palestinian town of Sheik Muwannis.”


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