Below is a compilation of articles highlighting NGO Monitor’s contributions to the broader conversation about NGOs, funding, and accountability in Denmark. These include blogs and op-eds written by NGO Monitor and staff, as well as articles citing NGO Monitor, or otherwise relevant to our mission.
NGO Monitor, June 4, 2017
Following extended criticism of IHL Secretariat core-funding recipient Women’s Affairs Technical Committee, Denmark has frozen payments to the Secretariat pending an investigation of all of recipients.
NGO Monitor, May 25, 2017
An open letter written by NGO Monitor to the Danish Foreign Minister, seeking clarification on future Danish funding to NGOs that incite to violence, justify terror and have alleged ties to terror organizations.
Barak Ravid, Haaretz, May 30, 2017
“Netanyahu had asked visiting Danish foreign minister to look into funding of NGOs involved with BDS.”
Radio247syv, May 29, 2017
Only 11 days after Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen (LA) with a handshake during an official visit to Israel and the West Bank formally signed a declaration to allocate millions of Danish development assistance in support of Palestinian organizations, announces the same Samuelsen a “thorough investigation” that to clarify whether some of the organizations calling for violence and hatred against Israel and thus still not worthy to receive Danish support.
Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 30, 2017
We would also have required repayment, if there had been Danish co-financing the project.
Berlingske, Allan Sorensen, May 30, 2017
It is the local council, who Rim Hajje is a member, has named the Center and it is the organization Women’s Technical Affairs Committee, which has helped to facilitate the rehabilitation of the site. Among other European and thus also Danish, donor money.
Borsen, MAY 29, 2017
Nevertheless, there is therefore now “yet a thorough investigation” to determine whether one or more of the Palestinian organizations calling for violence and hatred, according Radio24syv.
Ordet & Israel, Anders Hjorth Vindum, May 29, 2017
It was the group NGO Monitor, which focused on the Danish support in connection with Samuel’s visit to Israel. Olga Deutsch, as NGO Monitor’s European director, said: “The Danish Foreign Minister’s decision to prioritize this so high is alarming.
Radio247syv, May 30, 2017
But almost at the same time opened a new women’s center in the village of Burqa in the West Bank, and it was with WATC as the driving force and economic partner with, inter alia, the Norwegian Government and the UN.
NGO Monitor, May 24, 2017
An overview of funding to the IHL Secretariat from its donor governments, following Denmark’s signing agreements for an additional funding cycle of $8.3 million.
ILTV, May 18, 2017
Olga Deutsch, director of NGO Monitor’s Europe Desk, speaking on ILTV about European funding for pro-BDS NGOs.
Lars Boje Mathiesen, Jyllands-Posten Debate, May 19, 2017
“But this donation is far more problematic and serious. It is apparent from the organization NGO Monitor that several of the organizations that give money in real terms by working with terrorists and the so-called Pro BDS organizations (boycott, divestment, sanctions), which are directed against the State of Israel.”
Allan Sørensen, Berlingske, May 18, 2017
“The EU’s previous donor cycle included 56 percent of donations given to organizations that support and promote the BDS,” writes NGO Monitor’s EU director Olga Deutsch.
European Jewish Press, May 18, 2017
Denmark’s Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen is set to announce a grant of 8.3 million dollars to a group that distributes funds to numerous anti-Israel organisations, according to Israeli watchdog NGO Monitor.
Israel Hayom, May 18, 2017
According to watchdog group NGO Monitor, a hefty portion of the Secretariat’s budget is appropriated to anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian organizations that incite to violence, glorify terror, champion the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel across the globe, seek to indict Israeli officials at the International Criminal Court and make spurious charges of Israeli “apartheid” and “war crimes.”
Amit Mizrachi, Israel Hayom, May 17, 2017 (updated May 18)
“Danish FM will sign in Ramallah on the transfer of NIS 30 million to anti-Israel organizations. Olga Deutsch, head of Europe Desk at the research institute NGO Monitor: “the Danish taxpayer should know they are transferring funds designated for terror and violence.””
NRG, May 17, 2017
“NGO Monitor said that “the activities this framework is promoting are not in line with Denmark’s official support of the peace process and a two-state solution, and deny the legitimacy of Israel as the state of the Jewish nation.””
Allan Sørensen, Berlingske, May 17, 2017
“A number of Israeli organizations, among them NGO Monitor, criticize Denmark and other EU countries to support Palestinian organizations promoting the idea of boycott of Israel and a one-state solution instead of a two-state solution. That is, ideas that are in stark contrast to the solution the donors themselves promote.”
NGO Monitor, May 17, 2017
The Danish government will announce an additional $8.3 million to the IHL Secretariat, a joint funding mechanism that distributes a large portion of its budget as core funding to radical Palestinian NGOs that incite violence and terrorism, are active in BDS campaigns, and engage in legal warfare against Israel.
NGO Monitor, May 10, 2017
A summary of the recent activities of NGOs that receive core funding from the Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat.
NGO Monitor, November 22, 2016
Report from IBA News based on NGO Monitor research, European Funded NGOs linked to PFLP Terror Network