MILLIONS OF DOLLARS in funding to organisations and NGOs, an aggressive attempt to insert and spread a foreign worldview and values into Israel, extending tentacles into politics, education and practically every possible field – all these charges and others have been hurled in recent years against the New Israel Fund (NIF).
“I think the New Israel Fund is less dangerous to Israeli society and solidarity than the Tikvah Fund. It’s a harsh statement, but I do believe that the New Israel Fund helps bring the moderate voices in society closer. The Tikvah Fund, on the other hand, deepens the divide, thereby weakening solidarity, which is hard to come by as it is in Israel today.”
The speaker isn’t your classic leftist, but a skullcap-wearing settler from Gush Etzion, poet Eliaz Cohen, who is speaking out against the Tikvah Fund and its various organs.
Photo: The Tikvah Fund offices in Jerusalem. “I think the NIF is less dangerous to Israeli society and solidarity,” says right-wing poet Eliaz Cohen.
FULL STORY The right-wing response to the New Israel Fund (Ynet)
Photo: Amit Shabi