Olga Deutsch argues that the way to resolve the issue of government-funded NGOs is to engage in constructive, civil dialogue that strengthen the shared values between Israel and Europe.
NGO Monitor has prepared a position paper, which places the study by a committee in the European Parliament in the context of a growing debate on funding to NGOs, highlighting the need for greater oversight and proposing recommendations for future EU conduct.
Despite its stated opposition to BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns against Israel, the European Union (EU) is a major financial backer of organizations that advocate for the country’s economic isolation.
Since 2000, the EU has refused to release protocols established regarding funding of NGOs in the Middle East.
- 2014 Gaza War
- Adalah’s “Discriminatory Laws in Israel” database
- Commission of Inquiry
- EIDHR (European Instrument of Democracy and Human Rights)
- European Funding
European government funding enables the activities of Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence. These governments must respond to revelations that the NGO apparently collected classified information.