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  1/1/2012, Tevet 6, 5772

Anti-NIF Campaign Hits Religious Zionist Group


The Zionist Ra'ananim movement continued its "Stop the Infiltrators" campaign Sunday, demonstrating in the offices of the Ne'emanei Torah Ve'avodah (Torah and Service Faithful) against the religious Zionist organization receiving funding from the New Israel Fund, whose leaders were recently seen on video talking about funding religious Zionist groups as a way of bringing them into their leftist, anti-Israeli camp. Ra'ananim members gathered, with facsimiles of checks, such as those written to leftist groups, and called, in vain, on Ne'emanei Torah Va'avoda members to come out so they could receive their contribution.

Ra'ananim Chairman Yoni Setbon said, "Its a struggle for the unity of the religious Zionist camp. We won't let infiltrators from the New Israel Fund to break us up." He added that anyone who receives a check from the fund is like someone who is placing himself in the same camp as a number of organizations that harm Israeli soldiers and organizations. Coordinator Keren Bardugo said the demonstration was the first in a week of eventst to get religious Zionist groups to disconnect from the New Israel Fund.