Skip to comments.Leftist Professors Less Likely to be Questioned on Incitement
Posted on 11/01/2011 11:39:14 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
Deputy State Attorney Shai Nitzan has informed the Legal Forum for the Land of Israel that he has decided to turn down their demand to open an investigation against Professor Judd Ne'eman, an Israel Prize laureate in cinema studies due to Ne'eman's call for a civil war in a radio interview.
Nitzan explained his decision. "I believe that Professor Ne'eman's statements do not suffice to consolidate grounds for opening a criminal investigation against him on the crime of incitement to violence as per your demand, because it is highly doubtful if the fundamentals of the article in the criminal code obtain."
Nitzan added he had also taken into consideration a subsequent interview with Neeman where Neeman explained that he did not seek a civil war but was merely pointing out the danger that a civil war could erupt.
This ran counter to the original interview on Galei Israel radio where Ne'eman stated flat-out "what is desirable here is that the matter should be decided by war a civil war should take place between the right and the left " I think that a civil war is a way of solving the problem that we are confronting; there is no other way we've tried all the other ways and it's just not working."
Advocate Hila Cohen representing the Forum expressed her disappointment and found Nitzan's decision problematic. "We are definitely dealing with a clear cut call for civil war that can topple social order in the state and create anarchy. One cannot dismiss his words so cavalierly, it is clear that despite the importance of freedom of speech and expression in a democratic regime, it cannot be a refuge and a pretext for those calling for violence and I find it regrettable that Mr. Nitzan chose to extend protection and concealment...
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Wonder what the split is in the IDF?
I am fairly certain the Police leadership if not the ranks, and some of the Border / Civil Guard (name?) lean hard left.
You mean the Magav?
If there’s any split, it’s in the upper brass. I’m around soldiers, police, Magav-niks all the time, and I see no sign of leftist dry rot in them.
yes, Magav is what I meant, and good to hear your report.