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AG Urged to Probe Leftist Academics Telling Pilots to Refuse Bombing Iran Nukes


Israeli Air Force pilots in front of their F 16 fighter-bomber.

Israeli Air Force pilots in front of their F 16 fighter-bomber.
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The publication of a petition disseminated by university lecturers calling on Israeli Air Force pilots to disobey an order to attack Iran if so commanded, is raising public uproar, Mekor Rishon reports.

As was first published in Mekor Rishon last week, some 400 people – including prominent academic and legal figures – signed a petition in which they call on the pilots to disobey an order to attack the nuclear facilities.

Labor Party Chairperson Shelly Yachimovich said that the academics’ petition is crossing a red line. “I completely disagree with the lecturers’ petition calling on the pilots to disobey an order if they were commanded to attack Iran. This is a call for rebellion and it undermines the unity of Israeli society and the values of democracy. Criticism of the political echelon is legitimate, important and necessary, however giving specific instructions to IDF soldiers crosses a red line,” stated Yachimovich.

The Legal Forum on Behalf of Eretz Yisrael approached the Attorney General, via attorney Yossi Fuchs, in an attempt to open a criminal investigation against the petition signers. In their appeal they stressed that a democracy must defend itself and that the law must be strictly enforced, including calling on Israeli police to launch a criminal investigation for the crimes of incitement and provocation to disobey a legal order at a time of war, a crime that is punishable by 7 years of imprisonment.

The Im Tirtzu movement also approached Attorney General Weinstein with an appeal to open an investigation, on suspicion of another crime – attempting to overthrow the government.

“These explicit matters do not leave room for doubt,” the activists wrote to Weinstein. “If Israeli law applies to everyone equally, the Attorney General must order the opening of an immediate investigation of the formulators and signers of this petition on suspicion of rebellion.”

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11 Responses to “AG Urged to Probe Leftist Academics Telling Pilots to Refuse Bombing Iran Nukes”

  1. Charlie Hall says:

    This is every bit as bad as the rabbis who urged IDF mutiny over the Gaza disengagement. Fortunately, great leaders such as Rabbis Riskin, Aviner, and Lichtenstein stepped forward and helped to prevent the chilul HaShem that would have resulted from such a mutiny.

    Will Israel's secular leftist leaders step forward on this?

  2. Professors advocating rebellion should be removed from their duties. The author is correct, they have indeed crossed a red line!

  3. Mark L. Shane says:

    prof.s here seem to be frustrated political wannabees. Those who can't do should(stick to )teaching…. they have reached out and extended beyond safe limits.

  4. amazed that sheli of all people spoke out against them. no surprise here the elites and academics are causing us great problems here and world wide.

  5. it undermines the unity of Israeli society and the values of democracy hahahahahaha-
    שִׁמְעוּ דְבַר-יְהוָה, קְצִינֵי סְדֹם; הַאֲזִינוּ תּוֹרַת אֱלֹהֵינוּ, עַם עֲמֹרָה שָׂרַיִךְ סוֹרְרִים, וְחַבְרֵי גַּנָּבִים–כֻּלּוֹ אֹהֵב שֹׁחַד, וְרֹדֵף שַׁלְמֹנִים; יָתוֹם לֹא יִשְׁפֹּטוּ, וְרִיב אַלְמָנָה לֹא-יָבוֹא אֲלֵיהֶם. צִיּוֹן, בְּמִשְׁפָּט תִּפָּדֶה; וְשָׁבֶיהָ, בִּצְדָקָה.

  6. english: ''Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves; every one loveth bribes, and followeth after rewards; they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them. Zion shall be redeemed with justice, and they that return of her with righteousness'' – it says: with justice and righteousness – not 'democracy'. This all we see in our time one is a great blasphemy, not democracy!

  7. Chaiya Eitan says:

    Yes….there had better be an investigation into this….

  8. AJ Weberman says:

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/103278843/Ahmadinejad-Al-Quds-Hitler-Speech-2012

    Only complete transcript of Al-Quds speech and comparison to Nazi propaganda and Mein Kampf.

  9. If these academics have not broken the law then the law should be changed not to allow this kind of speech. In this case it is much more dangerous than yelling fire in a crowded theater.

  10. Charlie Hall says:

    She is to be commended! Have any other Leftist leaders stepped up as she has?

  11. oh how right you are josef – its such a mess here and our left wing ideas and professors and elites have contributed so much to the mess with their insane ideas. god save us from men

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