Of the 38,447 grants (as listed on the FTS) funded by the EU worldwide in 2019, the only examples dealing with “religious and cultural heritage properties” in a highly conflictual framework are embedded in the Palestinian context.
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|NGOs:||Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA)|
|Start date:||1 Jan 1988|
|End date:||27 Sep 2023|
Professor Gerald Steinberg and Olga Deutsch argue that policy makers and the international community overlook a significant impediment to deradicalization efforts within civil society, particularly in the context of providing development aid.
This report provides background on the situation of women and women’s groups within Palestinian society. The report analyses the highly restrictive and coercive civil space and provides an overview of Palestinian female role models, the vast majority of whom are celebrated for their participation in violent “resistance.” The report also looks at the role of the international community in perpetuating this state of affairs, whether through funding of radical Palestinian NGOs, or through granting international legitimacy to these groups in multilateral forums such as the UN.
Olga Deutsch argues that Germany must address its funding of highly politicized NGOs that manipulate human rights rhetoric and whitewash violence.
The German government directly and indirectly provides millions of euros to Israeli, Palestinian, and European non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are politically active in the Arab-Israeli conflict. This includes groups that glorify terrorism, promote BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns against Israel, and some with alleged ties to the PFLP terrorist organization.
Whitewashing “Resistance” – Human Rights Funding to Organizations Blurring the Lines between Violence and Nonviolence
A number of government-funded Palestinian and European NGOs repeatedly manipulate human rights through the use of “resistance” rhetoric, blurring the lines between violence and nonviolence, denigrating security concerns, and legitimizing attacks against civilians. Some of these groups also have ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) – a designated terrorist organization by the EU, U.S., Canada, and Israel.
Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland contribute millions of dollars annually to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that include some of the most radical groups operating in Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The scope of funding from these countries is extensive compared to NGO support from other European governments. NGO Monitors research details the levels of Scandinavian funding received by specific NGOs, as well as the anti-Israel advocacy and demonization campaigns in which these NGOs engage often in direct contradiction to the humanitarian, peace, and human-rights agendas they claim to espouse.