Grassroots Zionist student organization Im Tirtzu has launched a new website called NIF Watch. The website claims to hold all of the reports, position papers and updates on the activities of the New Israel Fund (NIF) and the organizations it supports, which have been published over the years.
According to Im Tirtzu, it also “documents the delegitimization of Israel caused by the NIF and its partners nationally and internationally.”
Among other things, the movement states, “the site shows quotations from the directors of the NIF and the heads of the organizations it supports calling for IDF soldiers to be put on trial for war crimes, calling for boycotts and sanctions against Israel, taking legal actions in court against the State of Israel, and encouraging international pressure.:
In addition, the site highlights recently published Im Tirtzu reports, including the one tracing funds from the Ramallah-based Palestinian organization that funded the reports by Breaking the Silence and B’Tselem accusing the IDF of crimes during Operation Protective Edge.
The site also holds reports from past years showing the NIF’s influence on the Goldstone Report, detailing organizations supported by the NIF that hound senior IDF commanders and security personnel abroad, and more.
In 2010, Im Tirtzu launched a campaign to expose the truth about the New Israel Fund and the effect it and the organizations it supports had on the State of Israel and its future as a Jewish state.
Matan Peleg, CEO of Im TIrtzu, said: “We are proud to launch the site to expose the real face of the NIF and the organizations it supports (B’Tselem, Breaking the Silence, Adalah, ACRI and others). The NIF works to promote the delegitimization of Israel and endangers the future of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. We will continue to do everything possible for these organizations serving as foreign agents to cease their undermining of democracy and their jeopardizing the future.”