BDS IN THE PEWS
|Update on New Israel Fund (NIF) – April 2012|
NIF’s rhetoric, activities, and publications regarding Israel are often divisive and destructive, including stereotyping of minorities and critics, in contrast to NIF’s claimed progressive objectives
NGO Responses to ICC Decision
European-government funded NGOs lobby for latest UNHRC investigation
The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution calling for “independent international fact-finding mission...to investigate the implications of the Israeli settlements.” NGOs, including Al Haq, lobbied for this investigation, reflecting their role in political warfare.
International activities by Israeli NGOs
Apartheid Week 2012: All the Usual NGO Suspects
For a number of years, the campaign to demonize Israel has organized around the so-called Apartheid Week, an initiative that fuels the conflict but has largely been a failure. NGOs and NGO activists play leading roles in these events.
Countering the Apartheid Slander
“One State” Conference at Harvard: Analysis of Speakers and NGO Involvement
In contrast to an academic or research framework in which different perspectives are presented, the conference program features an activist workshop. Most of the speakers are heavily involved in anti-Israel advocacy.
HRW in 2011: More Balance, Less Credibility
The Arab Turmoil has impacted HRW’s Middle East and North Africa Division, which increased its focus on closed, repressive regimes. But, HRW sought to erase its previous cooperation with the Qaddafi regime and continued its anti-Israel bias.
The NGOs that Exploited Christmas – 2011
During the 2011 Christmas season, NGOs once again are exploiting the holiday to advance immoral anti-Israel campaigns and, in some cases, crude antisemitism. Through the cynical use of holiday and religious symbols, NGOs do not offer messages of peace and cheer, but rather exacerbate the violent conflict.
The NGO-EU Echo Chamber: Adalah Lobbying in EU Frameworks
Adalah receives significant funding from the EU. At the same time, the organization employs an EU Advocacy Officer to “lobby European Union governments to continue their financial backing of the group.” This is a violation of the principles of good governance in democratic systems.
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