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"Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said, "We can’t recall any other case of a democratic country funding political activities inside another democratic country." Additionally, he said, this makes no sense from their point of view because any political activities they are backing will lose credibility in the eyes of the Israeli public when it is revealed that these activities are funded by a foreign government. "How would the British feel if another country funded political activities of groups within the UK?" he asked. Barak’s conversation with Phillips came fast on the heels of revelations that the British, Dutch and Spanish governments were funding Breaking the Silence, an Israeli NGO that recently published a report in which unnamed soldiers alleged IDF misconduct during Operation Cast Lead."