The significance of the aid that the European Union extends to Israel’s left wing organizations reaches beyond the inappropriateness of interfering in Israeli politics.
Several of the groups that the EU helps have declared war on the essence of Zionism and Israel.
The CFR, the Council on Foreign Relations, uses its EU grant to finance vile essays by Henry Siegman against Israel.
The Committee Against Housing Demolitions uses its EU grant to spread falsified human rights reports against Israel, while its leader, Jeff Halper, often refers to Israel as a “Nazi entity”.
Ir Shalem uses its EU grant to conduct litigation against Israeli Jews who have legally purchased homes in predominantly Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem, to make them look like fanatics who want to expel the Arabs there.
Peace Now uses its EU grant o conduct public campaigns that demonize the Jewish population of Judea, Samaria and Katif, to create the impression for the media that if it were not for the Jews in these areas, then there would be peace.
The Foundation foe Middle East Peace uses its EU grant to fuel its lobby against Israel on Capital Hiill, while always advertising that it works without the assistance of any government.
The Mifneh Institute uses its EU grant to conduct vile campaigns throughout Israel to portray observant Jews in a pejorative manner.
In other words, the EU grants have been used by those who wish to vilify Israel “from within”. Until recently, it was widely assumed that these groups represented a sad commentary on the nature of dissent in the state of Israel.
Now the story can be told: They are the product of foreign governments