BDS IN THE PEWS
|Amnesty´s condemnation of Israel over rabbis´ ruling reflects double standards and bias|
Amnesty International´s statement entirely ignores harsh condemnations of the rabbis´ ruling by Israelis from across the spectrum.
Human rights NGOs silent on persecution of Palestinian blogger
NGOs ignore the arrest of Palestinian blogger Waleed Hasayin on charges of expressing blasphemous opinions. HRW finally released a statement one month after the arrest.
NGO Monitor reveals Dutch gov´t funding for Electronic Intifada
NGO Monitor research prompts Dutch FM to say, “I will look into the matter personally. If it appears that…ICCO does fund [Electronic Intifada], it will have a serious problem with me.”
HRW´s Report on Saudi Arabia: Soft-sell for a Core Violator
HRW downplays the most egregious examples of systematic and endemic abuse of human rights – violence and discrimination against women, and the lack of freedom of speech or religion.
B´Tselem Accepts BDS Money: Behind the "Bubbes and Zaydes" Façade
Israeli NGO B’Tselem received a donation from “Bubbes and Zaydes for Peace,” a Philadelphia-based group that supports the BDS movement and hung “BOYCOTT ISRAELI APARTHEID!” signs on major Philadelphia highways.
NGO Monitor's submission to the International Criminal Court
In order to counter NGO lobbying campaigns pushing for proceedings against Israel in the International Criminal Court (ICC), NGO Monitor filed a submission with the Court on October 21, 2010. The brief provided missing context, corrected questionable legal claims made by these groups, and offered detailed information on NGO lawfare.
BADIL's Antisemitic Cartoon: Questions for DanChurchAid, Trocaire and Funders
Blatantly antisemitic cartoon, featuring a Jewish man holding a pitchfork dripping with blood, awarded prize by BADIL.
New Israel Fund - NIF´s Old-New-No Funding Guidelines: Substance or Spin?
On September 19, 2010, NIF published new funding guidelines on its website. For the first time, the organization declared that groups that violate core principles, including working "to deny the right of the Jewish people to sovereign self-determination within Israel." However, since the initial report, a number of NIF officials have made confusing and contradictory public statements, suggesting that the guidelines are not new, and that they will not be implemented to reverse the anti-Israel NGO activities resulting from NIF´s funding policies. In addition, no timetable or implementation mechanism have been published.
Anti-Israel Agenda Permeates Trocaire (Ireland)
Trocaire´s involvement in the Arab-Israeli conflict has focused on accusations of Israeli violations. Lobbies for sanctions against Israel, including suspending the EU-Israel Association Agreement, blocking Israel´s acceptance into the OECD, and "action"
ACRI promotes anti-Jewish discrimination through "Judaization" libel in Jerusalem
ACRI’s report is based almost exclusively on Palestinian “testimony.” None of the claims can be verified independently, and the “testimony” is clearly designed to promote the desired political conclusions.The publication is entirely one-sided and reinforces the artificial image and ideology of Palestinian victimization. The surprising use of the phrase “Judaize” erases the intense Jewish historical connection to Jerusalem and suggests that the very presence of Jews is alien and unacceptable.
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