Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely on Tuesday has instructed diplomats to convene an “urgent discussion” aimed at mulling “actions that we will take against Breaking the Silence’s activities in Switzerland.”
Breaking the Silence, an NGO comprised of former Israeli soldiers who recount their experiences during their service in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, is scheduled to hold a series of events and exhibits in Zurich beginning later this week.
Hotovely said on Tuesday that she has also asked Israeli diplomats in Switzerland to “immediately examine what courses of action to take against the Breaking the Silence exhibit.”
“We cannot accept a situation whereby an organization whose entire purpose is to sully the names and reputations of IDF soldiers is operating internationally in order to cause serious damage to the State of Israel’s image,” Hotovely said. “The Foreign Ministry will continue its extensive activity against those same elements that are working against Israel both at home and abroad.”