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  5/15/2014, Iyar 15, 5774

MK Kirschenbaum: State Mustn't Fund Nakba Events

MK Fania Kirschenbaum (Likud-Beiteinu) on Wednesday night sent a letter to Finance Minister Yair Lapid, asking him to cut off funding to organizations that commemorate the “Nakba,” the day Israel declared independence in 1948, and hundreds of thousands of Arabs left their homes at the behest of invading Arab armies.

The Knesset passed a law three years ago demanding that the government stop funding organizations that hold such events. That law has not been enforced to a large extent, Kirschenbaum said.