Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Education Minister has issued new directives through the ministry effectively banning EU funded subversive groups like Breaking the Silence from lecturing students.
“This circular clarifies the commitment of those – teachers or outside entities – who speak to pupils to the very existence of the State of Israel and to the State Education Law, and stresses the prohibition against undermining the legitimacy of the State of Israel and its national institutions, while allowing criticism of the state on condition that the discussion is kept within the boundaries cited above. Similarly, the circular stresses that entry will not be granted to outside entities and speakers whose activities encourage, inter alia, racism, discrimination, incitement, calls to violence, party propaganda not in keeping with the director-general’s circular on the matter, and discussion that undermines the legitimacy of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. Nor will entry be granted to speakers who have committed a crime of moral turpitude or an entity that operates contrary to the laws of the State of Israel or an entity whose activity undermines the very legitimacy of state entities (like the Israel Defense Forces or the courts).”
Breaking the Silence responded by saying: “Since Breaking the Silence does not undermine the legitimacy of the IDF, but the occupation policy of the Bennett government which sends IDF soldiers to enforce an immoral military regime over millions of Palestinians, then apparently these are once again empty political declarations.”
Of course the group does not mention it is heavily funded by George Soros and anti-Israel forces in the EU. Its main objective is not just education, but the group literally disrupts security services and operations throughout Israel’s biblical heartland known as Judea and Samaria. Just because it is made up of former IDF officers does not give it the backing it claims it should have. Most IDF veterans, both religious and secular support Israel’s continued presence in its historical heartland. Breaking the Silence has one agenda and that is to disseminate false information with the hope that the IDF will lose the moral justification for its security operations and civilian defense that it undertakes throughout the communities of Judea and Samaria.