The Knesset ratified the so-called “Breaking the Silence Law” giving Education Minister Naftali Bennett the authority to prevent organizations that “act against the IDF” from addressing school groups or entering state-funded schools.
“This is a fund that wants a new Israel, an Israel that gives a platform for the support and glorification of terrorists,” Regev said of the New Israel Fund in July.
All of the canceled Breaking the Silence events were initially planned to be held in public buildings.
Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said the organizations in question “slander the State of Israel on the international stage.”
An official from Breaking the Silence (BtS), a left-wing NGO that publicizes the testimonies of former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers in order to spread criticism of the Israeli military, was reportedly caught saying that he does not consider shooting IDF soldiers to be terrorism.
“Organizations that tarnish Israeli soldiers abroad will have no place in our schools,” Bennett said Monday.
“Breaking the Silence has crossed another red line,” Netanyahu said.
In a case of poetic social justice, a busload of students on a tour led by the extreme left-wing NGO, Breaking the Silence (BTS), was pelted with stones near Bet Ummar on its way to Hebron.
Following the report of an IDF soldier who was detained in the UK for “war crimes”, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon announced sanctions against anti-Israel NGO ‘Breaking the Silence.
Why is Israel allowing Breaking the Silence, an organization that spreads lies about the IDF, to benefit from official legitimacy and foreign funding?