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"Israel protested the British government’s funding of NGOs during a meeting Wednesday between deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon and Ivan Lewis, the British Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East. Lewis, who took over this post in June, is currently on a four-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Britain, along with Holland and Spain, were among the foreign governments that funded Breaking the Silence, and – Israeli officials said – Israel has made it a point to raise its displeasure with the foreign funding of political NGOs in recent high level meetings. The officials said that while Breaking the Silence was not specifically raised in the meeting with Lewis, Israel made it clear that it was bothered by foreign government funding of NGOs with a clear anti-government agenda in Israel."