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“The director general of the New Israel Fund, Eliezer Yaari, is taking Professor Gerald Steinberg to task on criticism he levelled against his organization and other non-governmental organizations.” “In a recent Toronto address to the Beth Avraham Yoseph synagogue in Thornhill, and as reported in the Sept. 18 issue of the Jewish Tribune, Steinberg  accused many NGOs – specifically mentioning the New Israel Fund – of having an agenda harmful to the interests of Israel despite its faÁade of being a human rights organization.

“Gerald Steinberg is entitled to his opinion and I respect it, but on the other hand I totally disagree with him,” Yaari said, after speaking to an audience here at the Temple Emanu-El Beth Shalom. “I believe that the work he sees as anti-Israel is very pro-Israel,” Yaari said.”