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        4/7/2013, Nisan 27, 5773

      Act Against Students who Denigrate Memorial Sirens

      Matan Peleg and Amit Barak of the Im Tirtzu Zionist group called on the leaders of Israel's universities, Sunday, to take disciplinary action against students who denigrate the sounding of sirens on Holocaust Memorial Day and the Independence-Day eve Memorial Day for those killed in Israel's wars, in the pre-state militia and acts of terror. In a letter to the committee of university presidents, Im Tirtzu said it was responding to a small group of Arabs students who engaged in provocative actions, including the playing of loud music, use of cellphones and chanting political slogans. It called on the institutions be clear about their positions and post notices to that effect, especially to let new students know that the disruptions are not the norm.

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