Professor Gerald Steinberg discusses how nongovernmental organizations and U.N. agencies are increasingly accusing Israel of abusing and falsely arresting Palestinian minors, while at the same time turning a blind eye to the minors’ involvement in terrorist activities.
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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.
The second in this series, this report deals with the EU's engagement with civil society, highlighting phenomena such as centralization among grantees, EU-funded networks, and involvement of NGOs in policy-making.
Since November 2015, the EU has issued seven new grants, amounting to €1.9 million, to highly politicized Israeli NGOs that continue to demonize Israel in their rhetoric and activities.
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 with stated human rights agendas, who are generally extremely vocal regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict, have avoided condemning the recent terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens, instead focusing only on the Israeli response to such attacks.
The report of the Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza War extensively quotes EU-funded political advocacy NGOs that lack credibility and do not employ professional fact-finding standards.