(IsraelNN.com) Minister of Welfare and Social Services Yitzchak Herzog (Labor) defended the New Israel Fund against accusations that it helps Israel's enemies besmirch Israel. The fund, which disburses about $20 million every year, is under heavy fire for allegedly financing the Israeli organizations that provided 92 percent of the anti-Israeli statements to the the Goldstone committee.
"The pile-up on the New Israel Fund is McCarthyism,” the Labor minister said, referring to the 1950's-era pursuit of Communists in the United States. (complete article)
It's from Herzog's Leftist friends we see McCarthyism against the Land of Israel Right, as many others have already commented. Herzog is far from objective when it comes to the New Israel Fund. Using "McCarthyism" as "hammer," the knee jerk Leftists automatically come out swinging against those telling the truth. Im Tirtzu has exposed the New Israel Fund for what it is , a front group, a highly professional organization which helped totally apolitical organizations to mask their true agenda.
McCarthy's extremism against the American Left went too far, blacklisting even those innocently caught up in the public witch-hunts. In Israel those methods are used against the Right, the pro-Jewish rights in the Land of Israel. How ironic.