The German government directly and indirectly provides millions of euros to Israeli, Palestinian, and European non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are politically active in the Arab-Israeli conflict. This includes groups that glorify terrorism, promote BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns against Israel, and some with alleged ties to the PFLP terrorist organization.
European governments directly and indirectly provide upwards of $125 million annually to political advocacy NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict. In turn, these NGOs inform EU policy, to the detriment of European policy-making. Many of the funding processes are secretive, lacking transparency and accountability.
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."
An analysis of Swiss direct and indirect funding of politicized NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
After NGO Monitor published a report on Swiss funding to the IHL Secretariat, Switerland seems to have updated its funding page to reflect the previous amount and date, seemingly rescinding the latest increase.
Funding updates to the Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat since November 2016.
In-depth analysis of EU funding reveals that 25% of all beneficiaries support BDS, a tactic that the EU claims to expressly oppose.
The Swiss government is again reportedly directly involved in reconciliation efforts between Fatah and Hamas. This is not the sole example of the Swiss government partnering with anti-Israel NGOs to legitimize Hamas.
The French government's funding of groups that support BDS campaigns and with alleged ties to terror groups casts doubt upon its ability to serve as an impartial host of an upcoming summit dedicated to peace.
Unprecedented Increase in EU Funding to Leading Anti-Israel French NGO with Ties to the PFLP Terrorist Organization
The International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) is a French NGO that pursues a “lawfare” strategy against Israel, accuses Israel of "war crimes" and "apartheid measures," and considers anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) activists “human rights defenders.” Some FIDH officials have alleged ties to the PFLP terror group.
Der folgende Bericht untersucht die Finanzierung von Organisationen, die im arabisch-israelischen Konflikt aktiv sind, und die von den folgenden bundesdeutschen Einrichtungen unterstützt werden: der Zivile Friedensdienst (ZFD), die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), die staatlich finanzierte Kirchenhilfe und das Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA).