Haaretz's own political satirist sounds off on the latest boogy man the Israeli right has conjured to distract the public - the New Israel Fund.
"It’s now the hottest trend on the right, is to blame anything on the New Israeli Fund: Channel 10 – the New Israel Fund. Anti-Semitism – the New Israel Fund," jokes Harel. In almost 40 years the organization has donated some $350 million to different causes in Israel. What are these "shocking and outrageous causes in Israel?" Asks Harel.
Harel explains: One expample: "Equal Rights for People with Disabilities Law. The Fund gave money to the "Bizchut" organization, which promoted the law that states it’s forbidden to discriminate against a person with disabilities when hiring. Do you understand? Because of them, we have started seeing disabled, deaf and mute people in all sorts of places."