The Times of Israel reports:
As Paris weighs ban on foreign financing of mosques, PM orders probe into French-sponsored organizations that ‘incite’ against Jewish state, encourage boycotts.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he ordered an investigation into French-funded organizations that he labeled anti-Israel, as Paris moved to limit the foreign financing of mosques.read more
After a spate of deadly jihadist attacks, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Saturday announced Paris was considering banning foreign funding of mosques.“This sounds familiar to us. We are also disturbed by such donations to organizations that deny the State of Israel’s right to exist,” Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday.A preliminary inquiry has revealed that several European countries, including France, directly support organizations that engage in anti-Israel incitement, call to boycott the country and do not recognize Israel’s right to exist, Netanyahu said.“We will discuss this with them because terror is terror everywhere and incitement is incitement which, apparently, encompasses the world, [and] governments must be as united as possible in dealing with them,” the prime minister said.Netanyahu said the findings of the completed investigation would be submitted to the French government.On Saturday, Valls said he would weigh a temporary ban on foreign financing of local mosques, urging a “new model” for relations with Islam after the deadly Islamist attacks.