Together We Are Marching Forward!
Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights-CILR are proud partners of IM TIRTZU, Israel’s most influential movement in recent years. We have been working together this year on the major project of Debunking the Occupation Lie, a lie which has given rise to the BDS movement, and in turn, to antisemitism across the world, especially on university campuses. Despite the challenging times we are facing, together with IM TIRTZU we continue to make every effort to go forward with the plans we set forth.
Say “NO” to a Joint Arab List- Backed Government
The left-wing bloc in Israel led by the Blue & White party is seeking to form a government with the support of the Joint Arab List, which opposes Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state and has voiced support for terrorism. We believe that this is a threat to the very existence of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state; therefore, we launched a campaign aimed at deterring the self-declared nationalistic members of Blue & White and Yisrael Beitenu from supporting such a government. The campaign includes:
Email petition – Thus far we facilitated the sending of more than 45,000 emails. Coincidentally or not, two days after we launched the email petition, Gesher head Orly Levy-Abekasis announced that she would not support a Joint Arab List-backed government!
Large-scale social media activity – In one and a half weeks, we uploaded more than 45 posts that have reached more than 2,300,000 people and videos that were viewed more than 450,000 times on Facebook alone. One particular video we uploaded was reposted to the social media accounts of Prime Minister Netanyahu and was viewed more than 550,000 times.
Door hangers and flyers – We distributed a total of 40,000 door hangers and another 10,000 flyers in the communities of Blue & White members Zvi Hauser, Gabi Ashkenazi, Yoaz Hendel, Hili Tropper, and Yisrael Beienu's Oded Forer, urging them to oppose this disgraceful move.
Why Do We Need to Oppose a Government That Is Backed and Reliant on the Joint Arab List? Our Campus Coordinators Give a Few Reasons!
Helping Others During These Trying Times
Now more than ever, Im Tirtzu is continuing to operate in full force. We launched an emergency hotline aimed at helping families and those in quarantine who need food and other basic supplies but are unable to go out shopping. Our amazing volunteers have already helped deliver food to dozens of people, and we will continue the hotline for as long as necessary. If you live in Israel and are in need of help/would like to volunteer, please sign up here.
MUST WATCH! Former Palestinian Arab Terrorist Mohammed Masad Speaks Out Against Palestinian State
The video was produced in the framework of a joint campaign we are running with Canadians for Israel's Legal Rights aimed at debunking the lie that Israel occupies "Palestinian land." Stay tuned for more! Read more: Jerusalem Post
YouTube Deletes Channel of Radical Islamic Sheikh Following Im Tirtzu Complaint
After our Arab Desk reported to YouTube the channel of a Palestinian Arab sheikh who frequently uploaded inciting sermons from the Temple Mount, YouTube removed the channel. We also filed a police complaint against him.
Education Ministry Opens Investigation Into Israeli-Arab Schools That Held "Palestine Day"
After we broke a story to the media about an Israeli government-funded Arab school that held a "Palestine Day" wiping Israel off the map, the Education Ministry announced that they are opening an investigation. Read more: World Israel News, Jerusalem Post, Israel National News
Distributing Mishloach Manot to IDF Soldiers and New Immigrants
Last week on Purim, our activists distributed dozens of mishloach manot gift baskets to IDF soldiers on guard duty! Our activists also distributed mishloach manot to children in Kiryat Shmona's developing Bnei Menashe immigrant community. And they loved it!