Fund decries violent IDF public radio comments


WASHINGTON (JTA) — The New Israel Fund demanded that disciplinary action be taken against two Israel Defense Forces’ Radio hosts for inciting violence against fund grantees.

NIF Israel Executive Director Eliezer Yaari demanded the action in an open letter sent to Israel Defense Forces’ Radio Commander Yitzchak Tunik.

The letter says the hosts targeted current and former IDF members involved with Breaking the Silence, an organization that documents human rights abuses in the territories, discussing their desire to "break their bones and send them home with scars."

“I am certain that you will find a way to express your reservations publicly about this dangerous incitement and put the presenters in their place," Yaari said in the letter. "Otherwise you will be a party to a dangerous phenomenon and even a crime.”