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  Tevet 13, 5773 , 26/12/12

Student Group Takes on Biased Professor

The Im Tirzu student group has responded to complaints from students at the Beit Berel College by taking on Professor Michal Chacham-Dalal. In a letter to the school, the movement called for immediate steps to correct Chacham-Dalal's alleged extreme bias.
The group noted that, among other things, Chacham-Dalal had claimed that Israel had fought its wars to create a sense of national unity, rather than to survive, had taught the Arab narrative of the "Nakba" as historical fact, and showed propaganda films such as Jenin, Jenin. When challenged by a student, Chacham-Dalal allegedly said she saw no need to teach Israeli perspectives in her course - a mandatory course on collective memory in public life in Israel - because Israel's narrative is already sufficiently well known.
The group also noted several petitions Chacham-Dalal had signed, including one in support of former MK Azmi Bishara, who gave classified information to Hizbullah during the Second Lebanon War, and a post on her Facebook page referring to IDF soldiers as war criminals.
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