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  • Ireland, via its program for overseas development Irish Aid, provides millions of euros through direct and indirect funding processes to politicized non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in Ireland, Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.
  • Organizations receiving Irish funding lead campaigns and political activities that are inconsistent with Ireland’s policies to promote peace and a two-state framework in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Some of these groups also promote antisemitic rhetoric and have alleged ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) – a designated terrorist organization by the US, EU, Canada, and Israel.
  • In 2015, Ireland’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) to the West Bank and Gaza was €9 million, including almost €3 million for humanitarian assistance.
  • In 2015, the Irish government provided direct funding of €720,000 to Israeli and Palestinian NGOs and over €32 million in funding to Irish and international NGOs involved in activities in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. Some of the latter groups then transfer funding to Israeli and Palestinian NGOs.

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Direct Funding from the Irish Government

Irish Aid’s 2013-2015 annual reports list the following funding to political advocacy NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli Conflict. The Annual Reports only include grants over €50,000.

Irish Aid Funding to Israeli and Palestinian NGOs (in euros)

For further details on direct funding to Israeli NGOs, based on submissions to the Israeli Registrar of Non-Profits, see Appendix 1.

Irish Aid Funding to Irish and International NGOs (in euros)1

Indirect Funding from Irish Aid to Israeli and Palestinian NGOs

NGOs in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza receive indirect Irish Aid funding through the organizations discussed above.

Indirect Funding to Israeli NGOs, based on annual and quarterly submissions to the Israeli Registrar of Non-Profits (in NIS)

NGODonorYearSUMProject
ZochrotChristian Aid2015275,830Supporting educational discussion of “Right of Return”
Oxfam - GB201425,878Supporting an educational program
Trocaire201346,000Collecting testimonies project
Who ProfitsTrocaire201685,068Research
201586,754
201494,496
Coalition of Women for PeaceTrocaire201323,847"Who Profits?" Project
Breaking the SilenceTrócaire2016105,865General Support
2015384,408
Front Line Bol201631,517Public Activity
201472,377
B'TselemFront Line BOL201519,293General Support
Christian Aid Ireland2016168,168General Support
2015171,821
2014187,564General Support
2013188,920
Trócaire201661,479Gender training
21,236General Support
2015104,331General Support
201472,111N/A
2013143,568[1]
GishaTrócaire2017138,919Promote the honoring of international law within the Israeli authorities
2015211,530Promote the honoring of international law within the Israeli authorities
2014153,082
Oxfam - GB201589,911Promote economic rights
2014233,444
2013131,311
Rabbis for Human RightsTrócaire2013213,818[2]N/A
2014231,704
HaMokedTrócaire20137,084[3]N/A
2014159,395[4]
ACRIOxfam2013147,80Two law systems in the territories project
Oxfam201436,229Analysis of two law systems in Area C

[1] Annual funding documentation provided to the Israeli Registrar of Non-profits, see http://index.justice.gov.il/Units/RasutHataagidim/units/RashamAmutot/services/Pages/NetuneyAmutot.aspx.

[2] Ibid.

[3] Ibid.

[4] Ibid.

Footnotes

  1. Oxfam International is marked only as “Oxfam"; Grants to Save the Children and Action contre la faim are listed as “through key partner countries"; We Effect’s funding is noted as “through key partner countries” (2014-2015) and “Other Including Funding in Key Partner Countries” (2013)

Appendix 1

Direct Funding to Israeli NGOs, based on annual and quarterly submissions to the Israeli Registrar of Non-Profits (in NIS)

NGODonorYearSum (NIS)Project
Yesh DinMFA – Ireland2017363,942Law enforcement project, lands and security forces investigation
2015379,800Law enforcement project, lands and security forces investigation
2014425,700Security forces investigation project
2013428,330Security forces investigation project
GishaIrish Aid2016356,418Promote the NGO’s goals
2015380,241Promote the NGO’s goals
2014430,146Promote the NGO’s goals
2013431,935Promote the NGO’s goals
Emek ShavehMFA – Ireland201493,304N/A
Comet MEMFA- Ireland2016299,377Installation electricity and water systems
Irish Aid2014358,311N/A
2013287,149N/A
BimkomEmbassy – Ireland2016333,529Planning rights in Area C and Jerusalem
2015359,249Planning rights in Area C and Jerusalem
2014396,262Planning rights in Area C and Jerusalem
2013318,597General Support

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