Groups Under Suspicion: Lieberman Names Names
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman listed the groups that are to be investigated for foreign funding by the parliamentary committee of inquiry that the Knesset voted to establish last week. The committee is likely to be headed by MK Fiona Kirshenbaum of Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu, "Israel is Our Home" faction, who also proposed its establishment.
- B'Tselem, which reports on IDF and government activity in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.
- Arab advocacy group Adallah, a leading New Israel Fund grantee, which has not filed financial reports since 2007, according to Lieberman.
- The Association for Civil Rights in Israel - another flagship group of the New Israel Fund - Yesh Din, Doctors for Human Rights in Israel, Gisha and the Center for Defense of the Individual, which co-signed (along with Adalah) a letter to the Goldstone Commission accusing the IDF of targeting civilians, mosques and schools.
- New Profile - a self-described feminist pacifist group that encourages youths to avoid service in the army. Lieberman said that the group has received hundreds of thousands of shekels from unknown sources abroad.
- The Public Council Against Torture - which the Foreign Minister said received donations from unknown sources, as well as foreign governments and an Arab organization.
- Human Rights Watch - Lieberman quoted a report that said the organization has collected funds in Saudi Arabia.
- Ataja - an umbrella group of Arab organizations whose former head, Amir Mahoul, recently admitted charges of espionage.