On May 17, 2019, the German Bundestag passed a landmark resolution affirming BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns against Israel as antisemitic. Despite this multi-partisan support, a number of politicized non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – in particular those that benefit from German government funding and from other European countries –condemned the motion.
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The speakers and their organizations that are scheduled to speak at a UN CEIRPP conference on June 30 have long-standing pro-BDS, lawfare, and ‘48 agendas.
Church aid organizations in Germany, which receive most of their budgets from the government, are major funders of politicized NGOs in Israel and the PA.
German federal funding is allocated to, amongst others, political advocacy NGOs that promote BDS and lawfare campaigns, through direct and indirect funding mechanisms.
Gerald Steinberg describes the unique and unhealthy dependence between the EU and NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict, in which European funds are used to perpetuate the one-sided and biased views of anti-Israel groups.