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In the Media: Sweden

Below is a compilation of articles highlighting NGO Monitor’s contributions to the broader conversation about NGOs, funding, and accountability in Sweden.  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.

Sweden funds the latest BDS initiatives in France (French)

JForum.net, April 4, 2017

Olga Deutsch , Director of NGO Monitor’s Europe Desk: “BDS groups are once again targeting France and Israel with economic warfare, and it is no surprise that the central pillars of the French and Israeli economies are in their sights. What is even more troubling is that a third country – Sweden – is involved as well, and this report reflects the danger of irresponsible Swedish funding to NGOs.”

Suède, France… Qui finance l’appel au boycott des banques israéliennes? (French)

Tribune Juive, March 31, 2017

It is a coalition similar to that which, in 2015, had campaigned for the boycott of Orange of the Israeli market. NGO Monitor provides detailed information on the activities and funding of these organizations.

French and Swedish Government Funding Used to Target Israeli Banks

NGO Monitor, March 30, 2017

A number of known NGOs that advocate for BDS against Israel released a report calling on the French government to force French banks and insurance companies to “disengage without delay from any financial link with Israeli banks.”

Sverige finansierar ideella organisationer som skadar Israel (Swedish)

Isaac Bachman, Varldenidag, March 24, 2017

If Sweden really wants to promote peace between Israelis and Palestinians, it must stop financing organizations fighting a sister democracy and all democratic values ​​that Sweden also shares, writes Isaac Bachman, Israel’s ambassador to Sweden.

Sweden’s “Special Envoy” to NGOs

NGO Monitor, February 16, 2017

Sweden’s new envoy to the Arab-Israeli conflict will become another vehicle for counterproductive funding for fringe NGOs.

European Funded NGOs linked to PFLP Terror Network, IBA News (Hebrew)

NGO Monitor, November 22, 2016

Report from IBA News based on NGO Monitor research, European Funded NGOs linked to PFLP Terror Network