In advance of the 37th Council session (February 26 - March 23, 2018), the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has released a report on the “BDS blacklist” of companies that do business with Israelis over the 1949 Armistice Line. The report, submitted by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, provides important details on the flawed process and the difficulties inherent in creating a list of companies to be targeted by this form of BDS.
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- 2014 Gaza War
- Adalah’s “Discriminatory Laws in Israel” database
- Commission of Inquiry
- EIDHR (European Instrument of Democracy and Human Rights)
- European Funding
In December 2016, the EU announced grants under the EU Peacebuilding Initiative (European Neighbourhood Policy) with a total budget of €4.9 million. Among the recipients and projects, a number (receiving one-third of the total budget) demonstrate records of activities that are entirely inconsistent with the stated goals of promoting peace in the region.
Itai Reuveni argues that if the EU is serious about only promoting “the values the EU stands for,” then the millions of taxpayer euros flowing to anti-Israel and antisemitic campaigns must finally come to an end.
German federal funding is allocated to, amongst others, political advocacy NGOs that promote BDS and lawfare campaigns, through direct and indirect funding mechanisms.
Iceland-Palestine Association (Flagi sland-Palestna): The NGO behind the Reykjavk Municipality boycott of Israel
Anti-Israel and pro-BDS NGO, the Iceland-Palestine Association, is closely connected to the boycott of Israel in Iceland's capital.
The 2014 Annual Report of the IHL Secretariat brings to light the fundamental problems with its funding mechanism, including support for political warfare against Israel and very limited focus on alleged violations by Palestinians.
Transparency and Due Diligence in U.S. Government Funding for Israeli and Palestinian NGOs: 2014 Update
U.S. funding continues to go to NGOs active in anti-Israel and BDS campaigns that directly contradict U.S. government support for peace in the region.
NGOs that claim to promote human rights often use antisemitic themes and imagery, including blood libels, theological antisemitism, new antisemitism, and exploitation of the Holocaust.
NGOs ignore the arrest of Palestinian blogger Waleed Hasayin on charges of expressing blasphemous opinions. HRW finally released a statement one month after the arrest.