A UN conference of non-government organizations (NGOs) called to discuss “civil society in support of Israeli-Palestinian peace” at the end of August has been described by an Israeli NGO watchdog as an “anti-Israel propaganda conference”.

The meeting, set to take place at the European Parliament (EP) on August 30 – 31, has been organized by the UN’s Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, which describes itself as “the main UN forum where all NGOs interested in the Palestine issue can meet.”

According to the Jerusalem-based NGO Monitor organization, the conference and its organizers form “frameworks that promote the conflict,” adding that the NGOs involved in the upcoming conference were also active in “implementing the Durban agenda of demonization,” – a reference to the 2001 UN Durban conference on racism, which saw unprecedented levels of anti-Zionist rhetoric, and calls for Israel’s destruction.

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