The EUs unreserved reliance on NGO statements reflects its dysfunctional policy-making process towards Israel, which is characterized by major flaws in its assessment and understanding of Israeli society.
Jason Edelstein discusses how the EU relies on false information from European-funded NGOs to formulate policy recommendations for the region.
NGO Monitor has published a highly detailed examination of European Union (EU) funding of political NGOs in the Arab-Israeli conflict. The fifty-page report, Europes Hidden Hand, provides the first in depth analysis of this important area, and reveals that between 2005 and 2007, the EU provided tens of millions of Euros from public money to NGOs whose activities directly contradict EU policy. The report also uncovers and analyzes the lack of transparency and accountability in EU funding of NGOs in this region.