|"USAID Funding Update - FATEN - Palestine For Credit And Development"|
As noted by NGO Monitor, USAID has taken consistent measures to avoid the abuse of humanitarian funding for politicized objectives. In addition, USAID´s "Certification Regarding Terrorist Financing" lists a range of commitments required from NGOs that operate in the West Bank and Gaza. They include a pledge that NGOs will not engage in activity with groups deemed as terrorist, such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades...
"Christian Aid Advertises for Middle East Position"
Christian Aid is currently advertising for the UK-based position of "Programme Officer for the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel"...
"Medecins Du Monde and Physicians for Human Rights - Israel: Report Denouncing Security Barrier Not Credible "
Medecins du Monde, a Paris-based ´humanitarian medical NGO´ was the subject of an NGO Monitor analysis in August 2003. It was noted that this organization, commanding a €50 million budget, demonstrated an effort to provide understanding of the complexities of the Middle East conflict from both an Israeli and Palestinian perspective. However, Medecins du Monde has abandoned its motto ´There are no right or wrong victims´, joining with the highly politicized Physicians for Human Rights - Israel and the Palestine Red Crescent Society to launch a campaign against Israel´s security barrier...
"Who´s Who in Christian Aid"
As the politicized agenda of Christian Aid regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict is gaining increasing attention through campaigns such as Bethlehem´s Child and Pressureworks, it is also important to examine the key decision makers in this very powerful NGO...
"BADIL - Promoting Extreme Palestinian Refugee Demands"
Following NGO Monitor´s analysis of the promotion of the Palestinian position regarding the ´right of return´ by prominent human rights organizations, the second part of this analysis examines the activities of BADIL and briefly highlights some statements of other Palestinian NGOs on this issue.
" ´The Right of Return´ NGOs Promote Palestinian Position"
Refugee claims, resulting from the 1947-1948 and 1967 wars, are among the most divisive and intractable issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While the Palestinian political leadership consistently claims a ´right of return´, (often couched in terms such as "historic justice") others see this as equivalent to seeking the destruction of Israel...
"Update: Major Israeli and Jewish Charities Assisting Tsunami Victims"
As a supplement to its profile of humanitarian and charitable organizations operating in the Tsunami disaster zone, NGO Monitor has added links to a number of Jewish and Israeli organizations (in alphabetical order) currently contributing to relief efforts in South East Asia.
"NGO Monitor´s Guide to Charities in the Tsunami Zone"
In response to requests for information on reliable charities and humanitarian organizations responding to the immense tragedy in South East Asia, NGO Monitor has prepared a short guide and ratings. The NGOs that devote their resources exclusively or primarily to humanitarian assistance are at the top of this list, while those who use funds to pursue political and ideological objectives receive lower ratings...
Summary Report on Christian Aid: December 2004
Ford NGO Funding Update: Al-Dameer
Established in Gaza in 1993, the Al-Dameer Association of Human Rights describes itself as "concerned with presenting legal services to detainees inside Israeli jails, along with its activities in defending the victims of violations, whoever perpetrates them" and "works on raising the societal awareness in the field of democracy and human rights through working with different sectors of the local society". It receives funding from individuals, local donors and international institutions, including the UNDP, Norwegian Peoples Aid, the International Commission of Jurists, and the Ford Foundation...
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