100 Israeli academics endorsed the Joint Arab List in a pre-election ad published last Friday in Haaretz.
“We’re Partners! How About You?” read the ad’s headline, followed by the statement: “The Joint List is home to anyone who believes in civil and national equality for Arabs and Jews, ending the occupation, true democracy, peace, and social justice.
“On September 17, we’re voting for the Joint List!” the ad urged.
Signatories of the ad included 20 academics from Tel-Aviv University, 11 from Ben-Gurion University, 9 from Haifa University, and 5 from the Open University.
Academics from Hebrew University, Tel-Hai College, Bar-Ilan University, Sapir College, Shenkar College, the Weizmann Institute of Science, and Beit Berl College were also among the signatories.
Matan Peleg, CEO of Im Tirtzu, said: “It is nothing short of disgusting that these academics would urge the public to vote for an anti-Israel party, one of whose members, MK Heba Yazbak, praised the terrorist Samir Kuntar who murdered a four-year-old girl by bashing her head on rocks.”
“It’s not enough that these radical academics set the tone for Israeli academia, now they are trying to decide the future of Israel,” continued Peleg. “Every citizen who holds Israel dear must go out and vote in Tuesday’s elections to ensure that this does not happen.”