The German government directly and indirectly provides millions of euros to Israeli, Palestinian, and European non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are politically active in the Arab-Israeli conflict. This includes groups that glorify terrorism, promote BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns against Israel, and some with alleged ties to the PFLP terrorist organization.
Whitewashing “Resistance” – Human Rights Funding to Organizations Blurring the Lines between Violence and Nonviolence
A number of government-funded Palestinian and European NGOs repeatedly manipulate human rights through the use of “resistance” rhetoric, blurring the lines between violence and nonviolence, denigrating security concerns, and legitimizing attacks against civilians. Some of these groups also have ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) – a designated terrorist organization by the EU, U.S., Canada, and Israel.
In his report, United Nations Special Rapporteur Michael Lynk falsely labels virulent antisemites, individuals convicted of terrorism, and someone who has allegedly funneled millions of dollars away from humanitarian causes and towards violent extremism as "Human Rights Defenders."
A number of known NGOs that advocate for BDS against Israel released a report calling on the French government to force French banks and insurance companies to “disengage without delay from any financial link with Israeli banks."
The authors of a UN report that accuses Israel of apartheid have long histories of anti-Israel activity, and rely heavily on sources that cite highly politicized NGOs.
An analysis of Swiss direct and indirect funding of politicized NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands jointly fund Israeli and Palestinian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) through The Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat (the “IHL Secretariat”).
UN-OCHA oversees and facilitates government funding to some of highly biased and politicized NGOs, including a number that are very active in promoting BDS and “lawfare” campaigns that single out Israel.
Transparency and Due Diligence in U.S. Government Funding for Israeli and Palestinian NGOs: 2016 Update
An updated analysis of U.S. government funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that operate in Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).
After NGO Monitor published a report on Swiss funding to the IHL Secretariat, Switerland seems to have updated its funding page to reflect the previous amount and date, seemingly rescinding the latest increase.