My Israel

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My Israel
Formation 2010
Founder Ayelet Shaked
Naftali Bennett
Purpose Zionism
Location
Region served
Israel
Website myisrael.org.il/action/en

My Israel (Hebrew: ישראל שלי‎‎, Yisra'el Sheli) is an Israel right wing extra-parliamentary movement. Its website describes it as a "movement for Zionist activity".

About the movement[edit]

The movement was founded in early 2010 by Ayelet Shaked and Naftali Bennett, who previously worked together in Benjamin Netanyahu's office. The movement cooperates with the Yesha Council in the fields of logistics and PR. As of September 2011 the movement's Hebrew Facebook page had over 62 thousand subscribers and the English page over 26 thousand.

On May 2011 the movement began opening branches throughout the country and as for July the branches were opened in Haifa, Natanya, Ra'anana, Tiberias, El'ad, Beersheba, Giv'at Shmuel, Rishon LeZion and Kiryat Bialik.

Activity[edit]

The movement deals with public relations across the internet and especially on social networks[citation needed] and Wikipedia,[1][2] but also arranges protests and demonstrations against alleged anti-Zionist activity in society and the media.

In 2010 My Israel started an organized campaign to insert "Zionist" editing onto Wikipedia, the free internet encyclopedia, in order to combat what it perceived as "anti-Israel entries."[3]

The movement is leading a public campaign to change the nature of the Army Radio, claiming that the station is headed by leftists and does not stand with the soldiers in times of war. They also say it provides a platform to Hamas members and leftist organizations which work against the IDF.[citation needed]

On 29 July 2011 the movement expressed its support for the social justice protests but disapproved of the heads of the protest. My Israel defined the leaders as conscientious objectors and post-Zionist leftists who publicly speak against IDF soldiers. On August 3 the movements' activists participated in a demonstration near the protest encampment in Rothschild Avenue. They joined Im Tirtzu, Bnei Akiva, and other right wing activists, and called for lowering the costs of living while expressing their support for Prime Minister Netanyahu. On September 1, the movement published an online letter from 2002, which includes Daphni Leef's signature. The letter states that the signatories refuse to "serve the occupation".

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