By Anshel Pfeffer, July 30, 2009
Israel has formally protested against the British government’s funding of the soldiers’ organisation Breaking the Silence.
The objection was raised at a meeting in Jerusalem this week between the Foreign Ministry’s deputy director general, Rafi Barak, and British Ambassador Tom Phillips. The meeting was mainly meant to discuss attempts by UK organisations to boycott Israel, but the £40,000 given by the British government to Breaking the Silence was also raised.
Similar objections were raised with the Dutch embassy and the EU, which has also funded the organisation.