It was already in the eighteenth Knesset that I started my battle against the anti-Israeli organizations that act in Israel and abroad under the guise of human rights organizations. Now, I have proposed a bill, together with Ofir Akunis and Robert Ilatov, which would prohibit support from a foreign state, for an Israel political organization.
Those organizations, such as “Breaking the Silence” and “B’Tselem” which slander the name of Israel, and of IDF troops, throughout the world, use money from foreign governments for their anti-Israel activity. We are talking about one hundred million Euro each year.
I took the fight one step further, as soon as I took on my new post at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as Deputy Foreign Minister, I started raising the matter with my European colleagues. I started a campaign against the European countries that fund the anti-Israel organizations, and I demanded that they cease funding organizations that damage the State of Israel and slander IDF soldiers. The countries against which I acted on this issue are Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and the European Union.
The Prime Minister supported this process, and refused to meet with Foreign Ministers who met with “Breaking the Silence.” In the government, we are currently working on a bill, which would prohibit organizations from receiving donations from foreign governments, and I hope that the law will be passed as soon as possible.