(April 26, 2018 / JNS)
A new video game following the journey home of an Israel Defense Forces’ soldier as he tries to dodge terrorists and far-left activists obstructing his path has been making large waves on social media.
The game, available on desktop and Android, was released by the Zionist organization Im Tirtzu within the framework of a new campaign aimed at exposing the “harmful” activities of the U.S.-based New Israel Fund against Israel and its soldiers.
According to Im Tirtzu, the campaign’s goal is to expose the NIF as a foreign political organization operating as a political opposition within Israel against the government and the IDF, while engaging in anti-Israel “lawfare” in the country’s Supreme Court.
The video game features Yotam Zilber, a fictional IDF soldier who repeatedly encounters terrorists and activists from far-left NGOs funded by the NIF on his journey home. While the terrorists try to psychically harm Yotam, the far-left activists obstruct his path while berating him with derogatory calls, including “shame on you, occupier!” and “fascist!”
Im Tirtzu stated that the purpose of the game is to depict the realities facing IDF soldiers who are harassed and persecuted on a daily basis by far-left NGOs funded by the New Israel Fund.
This week, a number of NGOs heavily funded by the NIF petitioned the Supreme Court against the IDF with the demand that it change its rules of engagement in dealing with the recent Gaza riots. Another NIF grantee, “Adalah,” petitioned the Supreme Court to prohibit the IDF from deploying snipers on the Gaza border.
“There is no parallel to this phenomenon in the democratic world,” said Im Tirtzu CEO Matan Peleg, “where a foreign political organization openly declares that it represents the political opposition in its host country and works to undermine its domestic policy.”
He continued, saying “this unique problem, coupled with the fact that the NIF transfers millions of dollars to NGOs that work to slander the IDF, erase the Jewish character of the state and petition the Supreme Court against state policy, leads one to the conclusion that the government must cut all ties with the NIF and consider outlawing it should it not change its path.
“The time has come,” said Peleg, “for this absurdity to end immediately.”
The game can be played here: http://nifwatch.org.il/game/.