Zochrot promotes a Palestinian “right of return,” which is equivalent to calling for the elimination of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. It also supports a “one state” framework for the Arab-Israeli conflict, or a “de-Zionized Palestine.”
Founded in 1997 by Jeff Halper, a former Professor at Ben-Gurion University, the Israel Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), describes itself as a "non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories". The scope its advocacy and lobbying extends much further, however. As documented in previous NGO Monitor reports, ICAHD uses its funding (including 472,000 from the EU in 2005) to campaign against the two-state solution, promote boycotts and divestment, uses terms such as "apartheid", and grossly distort the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Moreover, ICAHD often recites statistics on the numbers of Palestinian homes demolished in the West Bank without sources making independent verification of ICAHDs allegations impossible. ICAHDs claims that Israeli planning and development policies are founded in racism are opinions based on ideology, and of no validity beyond this.
Israeli NGO Zochrot will host a conference on the "Right of Return" of Palestinian refugees, funded by and including speakers from anti-Israel NGOs, many of which are funded by European governments, church-based foundations, and the New Israel Fund.
A number of European funded Israeli NGOs mourn the establishment of the state of Israel as a Nakba and actively promote a Palestinian right of return, which, if implemented, would effectually mean the elimination of Israel as a Jewish state.
University of Southampton's Symposium on Israel's Right to Exist: Speaker Profiles and NGO Connections
The vast majority of the speakers listed on the program are virulent anti-Israel ideologues who demonize Israel.
On October 13, 2014, the British Parliament will hold a symbolic, non-binding vote on whether the UK should recognize the State of Palestine, even in the absence of a negotiated peace agreement with Israel. 363 Israeli public figures, many connected to the New Israel Fund (NIF), have signed a letter to the Members of the British Parliament, calling upon them to vote in favor of British recognition of a Palestinian State.