Israeli Lawmaker to Spain: Stop Funding Anti-Israel NGOs

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The Jerusalem Post reports: The Jerusalem-based NGO Monitor and Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid launched dual criticisms on Wednesday of Spanish government funds for anti-Israel NGOs in the country’s parliament in Madrid.

“I am here to deepen the understanding of the Spanish leadership – that the anti-Israel BDS movement supports terror and pushes peace between Israelis and Palestinians further away,” Lapid said, using the abbreviation for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions.

“We will work with our friends in the government and opposition to end continued funding – which originates with Spanish taxpayers who oppose terror with all their hearts – for pro-BDS groups, Olga Deutsch, director of NGO Monitor’s Europe desk, said. “For years, NGO Monitor has warned of the European funding processes that enable NGO antisemitism, incitement and BDS. MK Lapid understands the seriousness of our findings, and we thank him for contributing to this important dialogue with his fellow parliamentarians in Spain.”

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