The annual "study tour" hosted by the French newspaper Le Monde diplomatique introduced participated to highly biased individuals and provided a distorted politicized message, in blatant violation to the professional journalistic norms.
Breaking the Silence, an Israeli registered company, is funded by the European Union (43,514), the British government (NIS 226,589), the New Israel Fund (NIF -- $68,833 in 2008), the Netherlands (19,999), the Spanish government, Oxfam, Christian Aid, the Moriah Fund, ICCO (Dutch church group) and SIVMO (Dutch). According to reports in Haaretz, the Dutch government will reevaluate its funding of this NGO.
Many of the details that have been published recently about Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence, its funding, and activities are incomplete and inaccurate.
While Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence claims to primarily address Israeli audiences, its lobbying and advocacy efforts are geared toward international audiences and contribute to the delegitimization of Israel.