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In the Media: United States

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

Israel’s questioning of U.S. activist raises concerns of government pressure on groups

Joshua Mitnick, Los Angeles Times, February 9, 2017 (see also Daily Inter Lake)

“What we are seeing now is a major effort to push back against the impact and influence of these organizations both inside Israel and outside of Israel. It’s a politically powerful message,’’ said Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor, a research institute critical of the New Israel Fund and Breaking the Silence. “As there’s more and more talk here of Israelis being dragged to the International Criminal Court, this is an issue that’s going to boil at a higher temperature.’’

Rantz: Don’t support this Seattle extremist group

Jason Rantz, My Northwest, January 5, 2017

A marriage made in hell

Ziva Dahl, The Washington Times, December 27, 2016

 

[Opinion] Human rights, Palestinian terror and congressional lobbying

Yona Schiffmiller, The Hill, December 13, 2016

A meeting that took place between members of Congress and organizations with ties to terrorism highlights the need for greater due diligence when interacting with civil society actors.

Big, Very Rich and Dangerous: Time to Rein in Private Charitable Foundations

Clarice Feldman, American Thinker, December 11, 2016

Another Event, Same Old BDS

NGO Monitor, December 09, 2016

Columbia University Law School hosted another event that focused on a one-sided representation of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

[Opinion] The Rockefeller BDS empire, the New Israel Fund, and campus anti-Semitism

Yona Schiffmiller, JNS, November 27, 2016

Yona Schiffmiller outlines the context of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s grant to the NIF to conduct research on anti-semitism on campus.

Palestinian BDS group in US rebrands itself

Benjamin Weinthal, The Jerusalem Post, November 23, 2016

American Congressmen met with Members of Terror Group (Hebrew)

NRG, November 20, 2016

Why Congressmen met Senior PFLP Members? (Hebrew)

Channel 20, November 20, 2016

Five Dems Enjoy All-Expenses-Paid Junket with PFLP ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

JNi.Media, Jewish Press, November 18, 2016

Dem Reps Met With Alleged Member of Palestinian Terrorist Group

Jenna Lifhits, The Weekly Standard, November 17, 2016

[Opinion] Anti-Israel Activists Take the Stage at Columbia University Law School

Becca Wertman, The Tower, November 08, 2016

Becca Wertman describes how a recent event at Columbia University Law School featured speakers who share a common support for legal warfare against Israel

Political Israeli NGOs hosting Antisemitic NGO Sabeel

NGO Monitor, November 04, 2016

Sabeel Colorado, a branch of the pro-BDS NGO Sabeel, is currently promoting its upcoming trip to Israel, which will meet with several Israeli NGOs.

Lawfare Activists Take the Stage at Columbia University Law School

NGO Monitor, October 25, 2016

An event at Columbia University Law School will serve as an echo chamber to promote legal warfare against Israel.

American Campuses And Jews Who Know Not Zion

Kenneth Levin, Jewish Press, September 14, 2016

Anti-Israel NGO Al-Haq Making Inroads on Capitol Hill

Jewish Press, September 13, 2016

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s detrimental obsession with Israel

Sarah Chin, NGO Monitor, September 04, 2016

On August 11, 2016, the Evangelical Lutheran Church betrayed tits stated goals by adopting resolutions calling on the U.S. government to end all aid to Israel, and embracing BDS (boycotts, divestment, sanctions) tactics.

[Opinion] Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s detrimental obsession with Israel

Independent Media Review Analysis, September 01, 2016

[Opinion] Adalah, the New Israel Fund and BDS: The mystery of the Black Lives platform

Professor Gerald M. Steinberg, The Times of Israel, August 24, 2016

Gerald Steinberg discusses Adalah’s involvement in the promotion of BDS through a Movement for Black Lives document, and the NIF’s problematic funding of these campaigns.

Prof. Gerald Steinberg on i24 News

Professor Gerald M. Steinberg, i24 News, August 21, 2016

Gerald Steinberg discusses the recent leak of documents from Open Society Foundations, which show the anti-Israel bias of the organization through its funding of highly politicized NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Can the Lutheran Church in America Shun Its Antisemitic Roots?

Ron Jontof-Hutter, Algemeiner, August 21, 2016

Committee chairman MK Dichter, the discussion on the harm on Jewish students in the US from BDS: “We are committed to every Jew who is attacked because he is a Jew”

Knesset Website, August 17, 2016

Luther’s ghosts

Ron Jontof-Hutter, Jewish Journal, Aug 17, 2016

Jewish students being attacked on US campuses need Israel’s help’

Lahav Harkov, The Jerusalem Post, August 16, 2015

Hacked George Soros documents detail plans to fight Israel’s ‘racist’ policies

Ron Kampeas, The Times of Israel, August 15, 2016

DC Leaks Publishes Soros’ Files Showing Millions Contributed to Anti-Israel Causes

David Israel, Jewish Press, 14/8/2016

How US states can promote Israeli-Palestinian peace

Benjamin Weinthal and Asaf Romirowsky, The Hill, August 8, 2016

Questions on Adalah, BDS and Movement for Black Lives Platform

NGO Monitor, August 04, 2016

Adalah, an NIF- and EU-funded organization, promotes BDS in a publication put out by members of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Analysis of NIF 2015 Funding for 25 Political Advocacy NGOs

NGO Monitor, August 01, 2016

Analysis of NIF grants to 25 political advocacy NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Senate Report Highlights Absence of Oversight in NGO Funding

NGO Monitor, July 13, 2016

The findings of a Senate report detailing the use of resources developed with State Department funding to advance political campaigns in Israel highlight the need for greater oversight in US funding of political advocacy NGOs.

The BDS Groups Behind a Congressional Letter on Palestinian Children

NGO Monitor, July 12, 2016

Presbyterians Continue to Favor Divestment Over Peacemaking

NGO Monitor, June 21, 2016

Morality Wins, BDS Loses at 2016 Methodist Conference

NGO Monitor, June 07, 2016

Amnesty International USA Teams Up with Leading BDS Groups- Again

Robin Joshowitz, NGO Monitor, June 06, 2016

[Opinion] Dalit Baum and BDS: Corporate Social Irresponsibility

Robin Joshowitz, JNS, May 24, 2016

Robin Joshowitz argues that Dalit Baum and other activists in BDS campaigns inadvertently highlight the hypocrisy of BDS in their discriminatory targeting of Israel and companies that do business with or in Israel.

Uncovering the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) Funding Network

NGO Monitor, May 01, 2016

Jewish Voice for Peace, a US-based organization that refers to itself as the “Jewish wing” of the Palestinian solidarity movement, is completely non-transparent about its funding sources. NGO Monitor research has indentified a sizable portion of its funding, from private foundations and trusts.

Meet Ben & Jerry’s Latest Flavor: Delicious Irony

Robin Joshowitz, Times of Israel, April 17, 2016

Initial Analysis of US State Department Israel 2015 Human Rights Report

NGO Monitor, April 14, 2016

Yes, Goldman Sachs Funds Hebron’s Settlers. And Charles Schwab Is Funding BDS

Naftali Balanson, Haaretz, April 13, 2016

BDS Groups Encourage Congress to Curb Aid to Israel

NGO Monitor, March 31, 2016

Desperate Lies from BDS Supporters in the United States

NGO Monitor, March 29, 2016

Rockefeller Brothers Funding of BDS Groups Exposed in the Daily News

NGO Monitor, March 28, 2016

[Opinion] Dalit Baum and BDS: Corporate Social Irresponsibility

Robin Joshowitz, JNS, May 24, 2016

Robin Joshowitz argues that Dalit Baum and other activists in BDS campaigns inadvertently highlight the hypocrisy of BDS in their discriminatory targeting of Israel and companies that do business with or in Israel.

Milbank- Harvard SJP Funding Affair: Update

NGO Monitor, March 07, 2016

[Opinion] BDS is Expanding

Yona Schiffmiller, Israel Hayom, March 06, 2016

Yona Schiffmiller describes how BDS is expanding in the United States, infiltrating college campuses and being linked to various internal American issues, completely detached from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Presbyterian Church USA’s New Document Promotes BDS, Distorts Conflict

NGO Monitor, March 01, 2016

[Opinion] Did Rockefeller Money Pay for an Expensive Anti-Israel Campaign?

Yona Schiffmiller, The Tower, February 17, 2016

Yona Schiffmiller demonstrates how Rockefeller Brothers Fund, contrary to its stated goal of promoting peace, funds highly politicized, anti-Israel groups, such as Jewish Voice for Peace and Zochrot.

Letter to the Editor of the LA Jewish Journal

NGO Monitor, February 07, 2016

What They Dont Tell You: Answers to Questions about Breaking the Silence and the NIF

NGO Monitor, February 02, 2016

Research Note: NGO Involvement in US Product Labeling “Reminder”

NGO Monitor, February 02, 2016

Human Rights Watch and CodePink were involved in lobbying campaigns leading up to the United States’ statement reiterating its regulations for labeling goods produced in the West Bank and Gaza.

[Opinion] Why Israel is Frustrated with American Jewish Leaders

Professor Gerald M. Steinberg, The Jewish Week, January 27, 2016

Los Angeles Times NGO Fact-Check Failures and the Propaganda War vs. Israel

NGO Monitor, January 11, 2016

Los Angeles Times NGO Fact-Check Failures and the Propaganda War vs. Israel

NGO Monitor, January 11, 2016

Research Note: Comparing EU funding for political NGOs in the United States and Israel

NGO Monitor, January 07, 2016

According to NGO Monitor research, data clearly expose the false EU claim that the funding for Israeli political NGOs is not unique or disproportionate in comparison to the United States

Letter to the Editor of the LA Times Regarding Rebecca Vilkomerson Op-ed

NGO Monitor, January 07, 2016