B'tselem protest (illustration)
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A shocking report compiled by the Zionist group Im Tirtzu examines 20 Israeli NGOs that receive foreign funding and are actively involved in anti-Israel activity.

The report illustrates how much money was received by each extreme leftist organization, all of which participate in or actively create programs and media that harm Israel. Such activity includes disseminating anti-Israel propaganda across the globe, working towards preventing the punishment of terrorists, and defending murders of Israeli citizens.

The foreign funding includes the New Israel Fund (NIF), foreign governments, the EU - and over 13 million shekels from a Palestinian foundation based in Ramallah.

Matan Peleg, the CEO of Im Tirzu, spoke to Arutz Sheva about why accepting money from foreign governments and promoting such organizations as “pro-Israel” to donors is such a problem.  

“The damage that the New Israel Fund, in particular, is doing to the country, is that it is giving legitimacy to and claiming that extreme left wing movements and organizations that actually harm the country, are Zionist. The donors in America may not know all the details of what each organization does, and when the NIF presents itself as a Zionist fund for donating money to help Israel but they use this money donated to give it to organizations that harm Israel, that is a problem,” said Peleg.

Peleg admitted that while the NIF gives money to organizations that harm Israel, they also do give money to worthy causes as well. 

With regards to the foreign government issue, Peleg said this is an even bigger problem.

The foreign governments are taking an active role in Israeli politics via these organizations and causing internal harm to Israel.

“It is just horrible” said Peleg, “and it has to stop.”

“We knew that these organizations were sponsored by foreign governments, but we were very surprised at the sheer amount of foreign help that is going towards these organizations. I have no words to describe how bad the situation is,” said Peleg.

The organizations listed in the report include: Breaking the Silence, B’Tselem, The Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Adalah, Yesh-Din, Doctors for Human Rights, Rabbis for Human Rights, Stoptorture, Gisha, Bimkom, Machsom Watch, Hamoked, Zochrot, Coalition of Women for Peace, +972 Mag, Who Profits, Ir Amim, Amnesty International, and Worker’s Hotline.