Denmark, together with Sweden, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, jointly funds non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza through the Ramallah-based Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat (“Secretariat”). A number of these organizations:

  • Incite to violence and justify terror
  • Have direct ties to The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
  • Promote blatant antisemitism
  • Lead political warfare campaigns against Israel such as BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) and lawfare
  • Call for a “one state” framework

Secretariat Budget (2014-2016)

  • Original Secretariat budget: $17.6 million
  • Danish contribution: $5.7 million
  • $7.28m of $11.5m in Secretariat core funding is provided to NGOs promoting BDS

Denmark contribution 2017-2020

  • According to official documents, Denmark will be providing an additional DKK 56 million ($8.3 million) for a renewed Secretariat funding cycle.

See NGO Monitor’s updated information on Danish funding and a comprehensive report on Danish funding in 2016.

Examples of NGOs funded by the Secretariat include:

  • BADIL (Core funding: $370,000)
    • Calls for one “dezionized State of Palestine”
    • Supports international boycotts of Israel
    • Published antisemitic cartoons, and posters calling for the elimination of Israel.
    • Examples of Cartoons:
  • Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) (Core funding: $710,000)
    • Accuses Israel of “crimes” in confronting Palestinians carrying out stabbing attacks.
    • Calls Hamas rockets that injure Palestinians “misuse of weapons.”
    • Raji Sourani, founder and director of the PCHR, admitted to his membership in the PFLP
  • Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling (Core funding: $710,000)
    • Promotes BDS
    • WCLAC fieldworker, Manal Tamimi, tweeted, “I do hate Israel ,i (sic) wish a thrid Intefada (sic) coming soon and people rais (sic) up and kills all these zionist settlers everywhere.”
    • In September 2015, on Yom Kippur (a fast day and the holiest day of the year in the Jewish calendar), Tamimi tweeted: “Vampire zionist celebrating their Kebore day by drinking Palestinian bloods, yes our blood is pure & delicious but it will kill u at the end.”