"One of the reasons, The Jerusalem Post learned this week, was that the document the group released last month, now known as the “Im Tirtzu Report,” which listed the New Israel Fund as a main financier of more than a dozen Israeli NGOs...that provided testimony used in the UN’s Goldstone Report on Operation Cast Lead, was the result of efforts modeled after military intelligence operations that trace and pinpoint money trails leading to terrorist organizations"
So basically the NIF uses the same tactics to raise money as terror groups do. Does this mean the NIF is up to no good? Certainly not. But does it also mean that Israeli officials should check out the NIF's funding sources? Most definitely. In Israel especially, making sure organizations are not actively working against the safety and needs of the nation as a whole is a requirement, and investigating the NIF is hardly a violation of democracy.