Tag Archive for NGO

Israeli martial-arts NGO takes regional coexistence award

Budo for Peace, an Israeli NGO dedicated to coexistence, was recognized for its ‘outstanding contribution to peace in the world using the power of sport’ at the 2018 Peace and Sport Regional Forum in Greece.

By Brian Blum

 

When does fighting contribute to fostering peace? When it’s part of an Israeli-run martial arts program that trains young Jews and Arabs in Israel, the Palestinian Authority territories and the wider Middle East.

Budo for Peace was named NGO of the Year at the 2018 Peace and Sport Regional Forum last week in Rhodes, Greece.

The group’s nomination for the Peace and Sport Award followed its February 2018 annual international seminar, which included 80 international senseis (teachers) and 800 Jewish and Arab youth martial-arts representatives from as far afield as Iran and Greece. Continue Reading »

Report: Swedish cities donate public money to fund anti-Semitism

Research published by Gatestone Institute concludes Swedish municipality official use local taxes to endorse anti-Semitic groups, so when anti-Semitic scandals occur in their cities, those city officials tasked with addressing the hate-crimes are often the very same officials responsible for distributing the funding that led to them.

By Itamar Eichner

 

Sweden’s municipalities and government are directly and indirectly funding anti-Semitic organizations, according to a research conducted by Gatestone Institute for International Relations.

The research was published by Nima Gholam Ali Pour, a member of the board of education in the Swedish city of Malmö, as well as a participant of several Swedish Middle East teams. Continue Reading »

Israel petitions EU to end financial assistance to pro-boycott NGOs

According to Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry, Palestinian affiliated NGOs received $5.9million from the EU in 2016 ‘that have ties to terror and promote boycotts against Israel.’ Pro-Palestinian groups slam Jerusalem’s demand the EU end their financial aid to such groups.

By The Associated Press

 

Israel called on the European Union on Friday to halt funding to more than a dozen European and Palestinian non-governmental organizations that it says promote boycotts against Israel, saying the financial support violates the EU’s stated policy that it opposes boycotts against the Jewish state.

Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry published a report with a list of groups that it says receive EU funding and call for boycotts against Israel. Continue Reading »

Denmark cuts aid to Palestinian NGOs that engage in anti-Israel incitement

After Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu provided the Danish Foreign Minister with list of NGOs that have links to terrorist elements promoting boycotts against Israel, the Danish Foreign Ministry investigated, then publicly declared a financial freeze of Palestinian support.

By i24NEWS

 

Following an investigation the Danish Foreign Ministry officially announced on Friday that it will cut funding from a number of Palestinian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and simultaneously tighten aid donation conditions for others, after discovering some activities were of an anti-Israel nature.

“It is important that there is confidence that Danish assistance is going for the right purposes,” said Anders Samuelsen, Foreign Minister. Continue Reading »

Israelis install solar panels, electricity grid, clean water for hundreds of African villages

According to the Israeli NGO ‘Innovation: Africa’, their collaboration with UNICEF was initiated last year by Israel’s Ambassador to Cameroon, Ran Gidor, “As of this week, this collaboration is improving the daily lives and futures of… tens of thousands of refugees of conflict in Africa.”

BY DANIEL K. EISENBUD

 

NGO “Innovation: Africa” is teaming with UNICEF of Cameroon to provide solar power, clean water and healthcare to tens of thousands of refugees living in the neighboring war-torn Central African Republic.

According to the Israeli NGO, the collaboration with UNICEF was initiated last year by Ambassador to Cameroon Ran Gidor, who sought to create sustainable partnerships that would engender “generational change” within Africa’s rural communities. Continue Reading »

European gov’ts & UN agencies gave $13m to anti-Israel groups helping illegal migrants

A nationalistic group reports that between 2012-2017, European governments and UN agencies funneled about $13 million to assorted left-wing Israeli groups helping illegal migrants.
• The left-wing, New Israel Fund: Figures ‘distorted.’

By Yair Altman

 

Between 2012 and 2017, European governments and U.N. agencies gave a total of $13 million in aid to Israeli organizations helping illegal aliens, a new report by the right-wing organization Im Tirtzu revealed Sunday.

Since the Egyptian-Israel border fence was extended in height from 5m to 8m high, illegal migrants have no longer entered Israel. – Photo: Israel Defense Ministry.

As Europe deals with the worst wave of immigration ever known to the continent, EU-affiliated institutes rank first with the most aid given to these organizations, which over the past four years came to $4.7 million, followed by U.N.-affiliated institutions, which donated $2.8 million, the report said. Continue Reading »

#BDSfail: Switzerland ends funding to Palestinian NGO

REPORT: The ‘Human Rights Intern’l Humanitarian Law Secretariat’ sounds respectable, but because they continue to finance Palestinian terrorist groups, and refuse to stop, Switzerland ended its funding and support of the West Bank NGO.

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

 

 

The Swiss Foreign Ministry announced that it  suspended funds and support for the Ramallah-based Palestinian NGO Human Rights International Humanitarian Law Secretariat because the organization failed to cut ties to terrorism, according to a Sunday report in the Swiss newspaper Sonntags Zeitung.

“This is an important first step in NGO funding accountability by the Swiss Foreign Ministry, and reflects the recent legislation on this issue,” Prof. Continue Reading »

Germany’s Choice: Foreign Minister meets anti-Israel NGOs, not Netanyahu

After consultations with his gov’t, having traveled to Israel to participate in Holocaust Memorial Day, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel chose to meet with two blatantly anti-Israel NGOs over a meeting with Israel’s elected Prime Minister.

By Tsvi Sadan

 

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel made a choice during his visit to Israel. He chosen to meet with two subversive NGOs rather than sit with Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Gabriel’s choice would be akin to a visit to Germany by Israel’s Foreign Minister during which he met with German NGOs investigating German soldiers for war crimes in Afghanistan rather than meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Continue Reading »

Pro-Palestinian NGO press Hamas to open Gaza’s only foot crossing into Israel

Arab rights groups remind Hamas that its “Security goals should not come at the expense of human rights.”

By AFP

 

Arab NGOs and rights groups on Thursday called on the Hamas regime in Gaza to reopen the only foot crossing into Israel, after the Islamist movement closed it following an assassination.

Before Hamas took control of Gaza, Palestinian workers in Israel wait at the Erez Crossing to return to the Gaza Strip, July 2005. – Wikimedia Commons

The ‘Palestinian NGOs Network,’ a coalition of more than 100 charities and rights groups, demanded the “lifting of restrictions and restrictive measures which violate human rights”, a statement said. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Switzerland funds NGOs that promotes killing Jews and Israel’s annihilation

 

According to a Basler Zeitung report, Switzerland finances NGOs in the Palestinian territories and in Israel, that calls for the murder of Jews and works for the destruction of Israel.

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

 

A February article in the Swiss daily Basler Zeitung reported that some of the nearly $60 million its government has sent in support of Middle East projects also funds initiatives that call for the destruction of Israel and the murder of Jews.

“Switzerland finances in different ways organizations in Israel and the Palestinian territories that call for the annihilation of Israel and for the death of Jews,” wrote Dominik Feusi, senior editor of Basler Zeitung. Continue Reading »

NGO Watchdog says Norway funds groups that finance BDS activities

NGO Monitor reports Norway has been funding groups that contributed millions to Palestinian NGOs that support anti-Israel activity and maintain relationships with recognized illegal terrorist organization.

By i24news

 

Norway’s government has donating to an organization that gives millions to groups supporting the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, the Jerusalem Post reports, citing NGO Monitor.

BDS supporters, London 2009 – Photo: CLAUDIA GABRIELA MARQUES VIEIRA/ WIKIPEDIA

Norway allocated more than $600,000 to the Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat for the second half of 2016, according to the report.

The Secretariat has over the past four years contributed $5.78 million to NGOs that support BDS – over half of its operating budget. Continue Reading »

Muhammad Ali Center Awards IsraAID Humanitarian Award

 

The Muhammad Ali Center has chosen to award IsraAID their Humanitarian Award for the work the Israeli aid NGO has done all over the world.

By Eitan Goldstein

 

In recognition of IsraAID’s contribution to humanitarian aid work around the world, Navonel Glick, the organization’s chief operating officer, has been selected to receive the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award at the Ali Center’s annual gala dinner in September.

IsraAID is Israel’s leading humanitarian non-governmental organization and is committed to providing life-saving emergency relief and durable solutions for populations affected by natural disasters, epidemics and post-conflict situations.

IsraAID volunteer treats a migrant on the Greek island of Lesbos (Photo: IsraAID)

IsraAID volunteer treats a migrant on the Greek island of Lesbos – Photo: IsraAID

Voni is one of six leaders under 30 to receive the Core Principle Award from the Center. Continue Reading »

EU condemns Israel’s new NGO ‘transparency’ law

 

The European Union and the White House are “concerned” over Israel’s new law for good reason: Covert, anti-Israel funding by foreign governments will now be exposed.

By Associated Press

 

The European Union has criticized the new NGOs Transparency Law that increases regulation of many human rights organizations, saying it risks “undermining” Israel’s democratic ideals.

EU foreign policy chief Mogherini meets with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Jerusalem – Photo: Amit Shabi

The law, passed late Monday, imposes new reporting requirements on nonprofit groups that receive more than half of their funding from foreign governments.

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While its supporters, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, say the law is meant to increase transparency, it applies almost exclusively to liberal groups, often funded by the EU, that are critical of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians. Continue Reading »

New NGO ‘transparency bill’ will identify sources to 27 foreign-gov’t-funded groups

 

The new bill requires any NGO receiving more than half its funding from a foreign political entity, to identify itself as such in any publications, & any meetings with public officials.

By LAHAV HARKOV

 

Legislation requiring greater transparency for organizations getting most of their budgets from foreign governments will affect 27 NGOs, Nonprofits Registrar representative Yafit Shemer told the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee Wednesday.

A woman reads testimonies during a gathering in Tel Aviv to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Israeli NGO “Breaking the Silence”. – Photo: AFP

Committee chairman Nissan Slomiansky (Bayit Yehudi) prohibited Shemer from presenting the list to the MKs, arguing that he wants the bill to be “clean” of being drafted in a way that would target specific NGOs, sparking vocal debate among lawmakers. Continue Reading »

Film Actress Susan Sarandon Assists IsraAID with Refugees

Oscar-winning movie-star openly praises Israeli humanitarian aid NGO in efforts to ‘love your enemies’ at the Rathaus Wilmersdorf refugee shelter in Berlin.

By Yossi Aloni

 

Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAID this month hosted Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon at a compound housing thousands of families that have fled the Middle East to find safety in Europe.

Actress Susan Sarandon holds a refugee baby at Rathaus Wilmersdorf refugee shelter in Berlin. – Photo: IsraAID

At the camp for displaced persons, IsraAID is running a psychosocial program, providing support to homeless and orphaned minors and training German civil servants and volunteers who are working at one of dozens of camps across Germany. Continue Reading »