In the past 18-months, at least 15 political NGOs involved in anti-Israel advocacy, as well as their UN allies, have issued publications accusing Israel of “apartheid.” This offensive term is used to advance a narrative of unparalleled Israeli immorality, and to promote demonization through BDS and lawfare, including in the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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JCB (J.C Bamford Excavators), a UK-based manufacturer of construction equipment, has become a target of BDS campaigns due to its sale of equipment to the State of Israel. These campaigns, primarily from British NGOs, intensified in 2020 after JCB was included on the discriminatory UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) “blacklist” of companies operating in Israel, published in February 2020.
On May 4 and May 5, 2019, Palestinian terror groups in Gaza fired over 600 rockets and mortars toward Israeli population centers, murdering four Israeli civilians. NGOs and NGO officials that claim to promote human rights have ignored the blatant Palestinian violations against Israeli civilians. Some have remained silent altogether, while others have focused exclusively on demonizing Israel for responding to the attacks.
Gerald Steinberg demonstrates how antisemitism in the UK goes far beyond the British Labour Party, and is found on university campuses and among groups claiming to promote human rights and other liberal values.
The British government has ended its funding of War on Want, an anti-Israel group that promotes BDS, highlighting the need for greater due diligence and transparency in European government funding of NGOs.
In response to the recent wave of terror, government officials, repeating claims made by highly politicized NGOs, have accused Israel of using "excessive force" when responding to attacks against Israeli civilians, criminalizing Israels right to defend itself.
NGOs, Antisemitism, and Government Funding: NGO Monitor's Report to the 2015 Global Forum on Antisemitism
The ongoing government funding for NGOs that engage in antisemitic activities and utilize antisemitic rhetoric highlights the persistent double standard: Hatred of Jews is tolerated in a way that would be unthinkable for other racial, ethnic, or religious groups.
At the height of the holiday season, NGOs, well-known charities, and church groups are once again exploiting Christmas to conduct political warfare against Israel.