Whether one agrees or disagrees with the work of the nongovernmental organizations mentioned — and ADL strongly disagrees with groups like Breaking the Silence, which refuse to contextualize Israeli military actions and to consider the hostile climate to which they contribute — accusing them of supporting Palestinian terror is potentially libelous, and certainly undemocratic and dangerous.This kind of incitement against President Rivlin or against left-wing organizations and activists should be rejected and condemned. Israel has tragically experienced what such incitement can lead to. Luckily, many have spoken up.
The ongoing wave of violence in Israel began with seemingly random, brutal attacks on civilians, notably including the deadly tragic shootings of Eitam and Naama Henkin in front of their four children who were driving along a West Bank road on October 1, and the stabbing deaths of two men in the Old City of Jerusalem on October 3. Over the past weeks, there have been attacks nearly each day - stabbings, rock throwing, fire bombings – which have occurred across Israel.
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