Yisrael Beiteinu says has majority to establish parliamentary inquiry commission
to investigate cooperation between international ‘anti-Zionist’ groups and local
organizations The Yisrael Beiteinu party announced Monday that it has submitted
a request to establish a parliamentary inquiry commission into the funding of
Israeli organizations accused of working to prosecute IDF soldiers and officers
According to a report published by the Yedioth Ahronoth daily, Yisrael Beiteinu
said a majority of Knesset members support the initiative.
Party member Fania Kirshenbaum said the committee would be tasked, among other
things, with identifying the funding sources of these organizations.
“The activity of these Israeli organizations severely harms Israel’s legitimacy
in the international community,” the MK said. “The cooperation between
international and Israeli organizations aimed at harming the IDF, its soldiers
and officers must be investigated and stopped.
“The activity of these organizations, which is funded primarily by anti-Zionist
international organizations and even by foreign countries, constitutes a
significant part of the delegitimization campaign against the State of Israel,”
Among the organizations the Knesset plans to investigate are B’Tselem, Breaking
the Silence and MachsomWatch.
The Knesset is expected to vote on the matter on Wednesday.