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Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP)

Profile

Country/TerritoryUnited States
Websitehttp://www.allmep.org/
In their own words“a network of organizations that conduct civil society work in conflict transformation, development, coexistence and cooperative activities on the ground in the Middle East among Israelis, Palestinians, Arabs, and Jews.”

Funding

  • According to its form 990, 2014 total revenue of $145,278 (latest available; accessed April 23, 2016).
  • According to its website, in 2004-2014 “the Alliance [] secured more than $70 million in U.S. funding for people-to-people peace-building efforts in Israel/Palestine.  Despite large cuts to foreign aid, our efforts have preserved this annual $10 million funding. Member NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) obtained the vast majority of these U.S. grants.”
  • ALLMEP’s donors “over the years” include the New Israel Fund and Foundation for Middle East Peace.

Activities

  • Claims that “members seek to build a secure just and sustainable peace where all can enjoy the rights and freedoms needed for them to reach their human potential and live in peace with one another with dignity.”
  • Mission: “to support our members by ensuring more attention and resources are dedicated to their groundbreaking work.”

Political Advocacy

  • ALLMEP regularly engages in lobbying, approaching “opinion makers, elected representatives, government officials, American and international funders, and the international community about the critical opportunities and needs of people-to-people efforts.”
  • According to its website, “The Alliance connects NGOs to decision makers, since its inception coordinating more than 500 meetings with Congress, the White House, Israeli and Palestinian leaders, prime ministers, foreign ministers, the State Department, USAID, European and Arab governments, and the media, to promote and grow people-to-people peace-building efforts in Israel/Palestine.”
  • ALLMEP is also building an International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace, which is “poised to pour at least $200 million annually into the region, thus leveraging international public and private support to scale up grassroots peacebuilding dramatically.” This includes lobbying for a $50 million contribution from the U.S. Congress.
  • Members: ALLMEP lists 80 member organizations, 4 endorsers (including American Friends of UNRWA), and 1 affiliate. In contrast to the stated goals of working toward “peace” and “coexistence,” its members include a number of highly biased and politicized NGOs that promote agendas based solely on the Palestinian narrative of victimization and completely omit Israeli perspectives. Members include: The Holy Land Trust, Parents Circle Families Forum (PCFF), Combatants for Peace, OneVoice International, and others.
    • The Holy Land Trust is a major supporter of BDS (boycotts, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns against Israel and conducts highly politicized tours targeting church leaders and the international community. Speaking at the National Leadership Conference for the Vineyard Church in 2009, Executive Director Sami Awad told the audience: “We’ve actually done training in non-violence for Hamas leaders and other militant groups as well” (at 01:20:27 in the audio).
    • PCFF describes itself as “a joint Palestinian Israeli organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost a close family member as a result of the prolonged conflict.” However, the organization exploits the language of peace to promote a highly divisive, contentious, and narrow political agenda, based solely on the Palestinian narrative.
  • Huda Abu Arquob, one of two ALLMEP staff members, has claimed that Hamas is “not a terrorist organization” and accused Israel of attacking Islam. At the 2014 and 2015 J Street conferences, she spoke in support of anti- Israel BDS (boycotts, divestments and sanctions) campaigns.

 

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