As part of its ongoing BDS campaign against Israel, Human Rights Watch published a report and press release targeting Israel banks. This represents HRW’s third major BDS initiative in 2017 alone.
The Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat (Secretariat) – a joint funding mechanism of the governments of Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands – is suspending funding to the Women’s Affairs Technical Committee (WATC), after WATC participated in inaugurating a women’s center in the West Bank named after Dalal Mughrabi, a terrorist who murdered 38 Israeli civilians.
A number of European governments have joined the US and others in demanding that the Palestinian Authority (PA) end its policy of paying salaries to, and hence incentivizing, Palestinian prisoners convicted of terror crimes. Yet, in sharp contrast, a number of Palestinian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) receiving European government funding under the banner of human rights assert that terrorists have a “right” to receive salaries and that suspending these payments is a violation of international law.
The European Parliament's European Delegation for Relations with Palestine (D-PAL) will host members of the terror-linked organization Addameer. According to Palestinian sources, Addameer is an official "affiliate" of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a terrorist group banned by the EU, US, Canada, and Israel.
Today, on June 28, 2017, in the Spanish Parliament in Madrid, NGO Monitor and ACOM presented their joint report highlighting Spanish funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that carry out political warfare campaigns against Israel.
NGO Monitor will confront the UNHRC and its NGO allies, exposing their double standards towards Israel in preparing a blacklist of companies allegedly engaging in business activities in the West Bank, while completely ignoring areas with more far-reaching activitiesof companies allegedly engage
The resolution passed today in the Swiss Council of States will have a dramatic effect on government funding to non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The final vote today follows three years of NGO Monitor publications and presentations documenting the issue of unchecked and unaccountable NGO funding in Switzerland.
NGO Monitor reiterates long-held concerns regarding legislative approaches to the issues raised by foreign state funding for political NGOs. We also restate our alternative policy options, based on negotiated funding guidelines.
The Danish government announced that it was freezing all funds to NGOs via the IHL Secretariat, signalling a recognition of the lack of supervision and transparency throughout the NGO funding process.
Following research from NGO Monitor and criticism from Israeli government officials, a number of European governments announced a reevaluation of their support for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Most recently, this week, the Danish Foreign Minister launched a review funding to Palestinian NGOs.