• In March 2013, Adalah launched a “Discriminatory Laws in Israeldatabase on its website (or “Racist Laws,” per Adalah’s English Facebook page). NGO Monitor’s analysis demonstrates that many of the claims are false or misleading.
  • Adalah’s rejection of the legitimacy of the Jewish State and its attempt to portray Israel as racist are integral components of the Durban Strategy that it helped formulate. Consistent with its political goal of eliminating Israel’s Jewish character, in 2007 Adalah drafted a “Democratic Constitution” that called for replacing the Jewish foundation of Israel with a “democratic, bilingual, and multicultural” framework.
  • NIF grantee Breaking the Silence makes repeated allegations of “war crimes” and “violations of international law.” Despite claiming to address Israeli society, BtS’ lobbying and media advocacy focus on international audiences, including appearances in Europe and the United States.
  • NIF funds Molad, a highly partisan and openly political NGO that promotes a narrow, intolerant agenda, without providing diverse views or showing respect for other political opinions.
  • NIF grantee +972 Magazine, regularly features writers that accuse Israel of “apartheid,” “ethnic cleansing,” “racism,” “land confiscation,” “discrimination,” “displacement,” “fail[ing] to prosecute violence against Palestinians,” and “perpetrating another Nakba,” as well as deriding “American Jewish hypocrisy.” On May 14, 2012, +972 published a cartoon, “The hater in the sky,” depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raping President Barack Obama and eating his limbs.
  • NIF funded NGOs were featured centrally in the discredited Goldstone report, which focused on alleged Israeli “war crimes” in the 2009 Gaza war. The report referenced B’Tselem more than 56 times; Adalah, 38; and Breaking the Silence, 27.
  • Previous NIF funding for radical anti-Israel groups (ICAHD, Coalition of Women for Peace, Mada al-Carmel, Al-Qaws, etc.), which continued for years and caused significant damage, highlights the need to carefully monitor grantees for compliance with NIF’s guidelines and values.
  • In 2008-2011, the NIF authorized grants worth $48,957 to Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP). On May 15, 2011, NIF issued a statement declaring that “CWP is no longer on the list of approved donor-advised organizations” and that “We have asked CWP to remove our name and funding direction from their website.” CWP is a key player in BDS campaigns worldwide and initiated the “Who Profits” campaign, which identifies targets for anti-Israel BDS campaigns.
  • According to Father Gabriel Naddaf, a Greek Orthodox priest from Nazareth, “Under the guise of human rights protection, organizations such as Mossawa...have joined the incitement campaign and have accused the leaders of the Christian-Arab community in Israel who support integration of collaboration with the IDF, often dubbing the IDF 'the Zionist Occupation.'”
  • NIF-funded Baladna similarly organizes ongoing campaigns encouraging youth to refuse to serve in the Israeli army or do national service (even if it is to serve Arab communities).
  • Both Mossawa and Baladna refer to the founding of the state of Israel as a “Nakba” [“catastrophe”], promote a 1948 agenda, and a Palestinian “right of return,” which, if implemented would effectually mean the elimination of Israel as a Jewish state. 

Partial List of NIF Authorized Grants 2010-2013 (Amounts in US Dollars)

NGO 2010 2011 2012 2013 TOTAL
Adalah 475,950 204,000 356,911 70,948 1,107,809
Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) 781,123 993,924 1,007,846 2,443,203 5,226,096
Bimkom 274,000 338,340 168,500 248,000 1,028,840
Breaking the Silence 152,540 120,947 85,115 83,993 442,595
B'Tselem 368,832 103,419 5,000 107,048 584,299
Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity Movement -------- 162,430 98,259 32,550 293,239
Gisha 35,975 56,165 30,808 22,171 145,119
Hamoked 208,300 13,981 175,250 14,800 412,331
Human Rights Defenders Fund -------- 224,340 32,365 75,920 332,625
I'lam -------- 169,000 21,000 96,000 286,000
Ir Amim 347,113 89,058 279,235 95,131 810,537
Molad -------- -------- 435,000 736,000 1,171,000
Mossawa 92,625 248,525 180,050 191,477 712,677
Negev Coexistence Forum 32,169 39,466 45,532 49,339 166,506
Nine Seven Two (+972 Magazine) -------- 10,000 84,389 31,378 125,767
Parents Circle Families Forum (PCFF) 221 1,589 ---------- 14,225 16,035
Physicians for Human Rights- Israel (PHR-I) 301,947 161,864 166,464 71,380 701,655
Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) 30,000 28,000 66,582 1,670 126,252
Rabbis for Human Rights 90,915 328,927 27,114 295,493 742,449
Social TV (formerly Syncopa Community) 25,000 37,400 25,000 39,000 126,400
Yesh Din 38,866 49,550 36,371 50,063 174,850

 

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