The watchdog group, NGO Monitor, calls for UNICEF to sever all ties with BDS groups after it transferred $1 million donated by Canada to Palestinian ‘educational’ groups that back BDS boycotts of Israel.
• The non-Governmental organization urges increased oversight on donated funds to Palestinian groups.
By Israel Hayom Staff
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund is actively supporting anti-Israel boycotts, NGO Monitor watchdog group president Gerald Steinberg contends.
Steinberg recently revealed to members of the Canadian Parliament how money donated by their government for educational programs was being misused by organizations to which UNICEF had transferred the money and which promote the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. Continue Reading »
Simon Coveney, who became Ireland’s foreign minister in a cabinet reshuffle last month, was asked by Israel’s PM and Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely, “why Ireland helps NGOs that call for the destruction of Israel.”
By HERB KEINON
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took visiting Irish foreign Minister Simon Coveney to task on Tuesday for Dublin’s support of NGOs operating in Israel and the territories.
The Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement after the meeting with Coveney, who arrived Monday for a three day visit, saying that Netanyahu asked the Irish foreign minister “why Ireland helps NGOs that call for the destruction of Israel.”
According to NGO Monitor, Ireland, via its program for overseas development called Irish Aid, provides millions of euros directly and indirectly to NGOs operating in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Continue Reading »
According to NGO Monitor, “The UN Human Rights Council is singling out Israel through the misuse of int’l law and the employment of double standards…The attacks on Israel prove that the entrenched political bias of the council requires immediate action.”
• NGO Monitor plans to confront UNHRC in Geneva.
By Lital Shemesh
Jerusalem-based watchdog group NGO Monitor is accusing the U.N. Human Rights Council of deception and bias for its decision to compile a “blacklist” of companies from or with ties to Israel that operate beyond the Green Line, with the aim of declaring them illegal.
UN Human Rights Council – Photo courtesy: Wikipedia Commons
At the council’s headquarters in Geneva on Monday, members of the watchdog group were set to argue the move by the UNHRC unfairly singles out Israel, while ignoring other conflict zones around the world where international companies are free to do business. Continue Reading »
In its report, NGO Monitor exposes financial links between UN agencies and European governments with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, designated a terrorist organization by the US, EU & Israel.
By Amit Mizrahi
European governments finance civilian Palestinian organizations with clear ties terrorist groups to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a new NGO Monitor report said Monday.
Leila Khaled came to public attention for her role in a 1969 hijacking in one of four simultaneous airline hijackings by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorists.
NGO Monitor, is a watchdog group that promoted greater transparency among foreign-funded Israeli nongovernmental organization. Continue Reading »
Marking the first time any European parliament acknowledged the moral equivalence and/or correlation between anti-Semitism and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, the Swiss parliament now prohibits government funding of BDS, categorizing it along with other racist and anti-Semitic organizations.
By Ben-Dror Yemini
Switzerland’s parliament made an unprecedented decision on Wednesday to prevent the state from “financing any organization which supports racism, anti-Semitism, or the BDS.”
The BDS, for the first time in any European parliament, was lumped in by the Swiss parliamentarians next to racism and anti-Semitism. The decision was passed with 111 votes for it and 78 against, while 4 abstained. Continue Reading »
Despite the often repeated, publicly given anti-BDS declarations, the EU continues funding millions of euros to pro-BDS organizations that promote anti-Israel protests, accuses Israel of perpetrating “massacres,” “cultural genocide,” “apartheid” and regularly issues posters and caricatures demonizing the Jewish State, some of which are virulently antisemitic.
By Mordechai Sones
Organizations receiving European Union funding to promote goals such as peace, cooperation and human rights, exploit the largesse to promote the anti-Israel boycott campaign (BDS) and legal warfare operations that deny Israel’s legitimacy to exist as a Jewish state, according to a study conducted by the NGO Monitor research institute. Continue Reading »
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.
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 »
“I don’t understand what they’re talking about, it’s laughable,” the mayor of Majdal Shams said. Druze in the Golan “don’t serve in the IDF, and so far are only receiving from the state. Why don’t they condemn the horrors in Syria, where dozens of children are killed daily? (Israel’s) Golan residents have a good life.”
A leader of the Druze population of the Golan Heights disputed the assertion of a United Nations committee that accused Israel of imposing economic and social hardships on his community.
Golan Heights, Druze village square in Majdal Shams – Photo: Avihu Shapira
Dulan abu-Saleh, the mayor of Majdal Shams, the largest Druze town in the Golan, told Makor Rishon that the U.N. Continue Reading »
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.
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 »
Former Shin Bet Chief and current MK, Yaakov Perry of Yesh Atid, points out that the Danish government is defying the EU’s policies against boycotting Israel by clandestinely funding the BDS through proxy NGOs.
By LAHAV HARKOV
MK Yaakov Perry (Yesh Atid), presented Danish Parliament Speaker Pia Kjærsgaard with a list of organizations her country funds that promote boycotts of Israel, calling on her to fight the anti-Semitic boycott, divestment and sanctions movement during her visit to the Knesset Wednesday.
“Denmark is part of the European Union, and it cannot be that it’s government funds anti-Israel organizations. These actions defy the EU’s policies against boycotting Israel,” Peri, the head of the Knesset’s delegation to the European Parliament, said. Continue Reading »
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 »
NGO Monitor’s Report: “OSHA [Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs] rarely, if ever, cites relevant Israeli gov’t information, including detailed statistics published by COGAT, the IDF, or the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.” and it’s website shows “videos [that] are devoid of all context and are aimed solely at demonizing Israel.”
By HERB KEINON
NGO Monitor on Thursday released a report highly critical of a UN agency deemed so biased in Jerusalem that the Foreign Ministry, according to diplomatic sources, stopped cooperating with it in any meaningful way several years ago.
A Palestinian refugee knocks on the closed gate of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) headquarters with his walking stick. Continue Reading »
After the Telegraph released secret recordings of the Pro-Palestine ‘War on Want’ activities of promoting an academic boycott of Israel (since 2003) and its funding Apartheid Week on various UK university campuses, the British gov’t ended its funding.
By Itamar Eichner
The British government ended its support for the NGO War on Want, founded in 1951, and initially focused on fighting poverty around the world, for inciting to hatred and violence against Jews.
UK NGO War on Want’s website
War on Want has promoted an academic boycott of Israel since 2003 and has funded Apartheid Week on various UK university campuses. Continue Reading »
NGO Monitor addressed a special parliament session, warning them that huge amount of funds are covertly going to NGOs that acts against explicit Danish policies.
By Ari Yashar
The NGO Monitor research institution on Wednesday took part in a special session of the Danish Parliament, and told Danish lawmakers the supposedly humanitarian funds their country is handing over to local NGOs is actually advancing anti-peace agendas.
Copenhagen, Denmark (illustration) – Reuters
Shaun Sacks, a researcher at the independent Jerusalem-based NGO Monitor, addressed the Foreign Affairs Committee and Foreign Policy Committee in Copenhagen.
He revealed that Danish taxpayers’ money being sent through third party NGOs for the goal of stopping the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in fact end up funding projects that contradict the Danish government’s stated objectives. Continue Reading »