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        1/30/2010, Shevat 15, 5770

      Im Tirtzu Demonstration Outside Home of Naomi Chazan

      The Zionist Im Tirtzu organization is holding a demonstration Saturday night near the Jerusalem home of former Meretz parliamentarian Naomi Chazan, who currently runs the local offices of the New Israel Fund. The NIF is known to support numerous anti-Zionist organizations and causes within Israeli society and Im Tirtzu activists are presenting a mock Hamas demonstration of support for the NIF. According to the demonstrators, the NIF, under Chazan's leadership, funds local organizations that were cited in the United Nations Goldstone report accusing the IDF of war crimes during last year’s Operation Cast Lead in Gaza. Those citations, according to the activists, contributed to an accumulation of libels against the IDF and a negative attitude toward Israel in the international press.