A number of known NGOs that advocate for BDS against Israel released a report calling on the French government to force French banks and insurance companies to “disengage without delay from any financial link with Israeli banks."
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As shown by NGO Monitor research, a report published today by a coalition of French and Palestinian pro-BDS organizations that calls on the French government to “pressure” French financial institutions to divest from Israeli banks, communication, insurance, and utility companies, is funded by the Swedish government.
The French government's funding of groups that support BDS campaigns and with alleged ties to terror groups casts doubt upon its ability to serve as an impartial host of an upcoming summit dedicated to peace.
Unprecedented Increase in EU Funding to Leading Anti-Israel French NGO with Ties to the PFLP Terrorist Organization
The International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) is a French NGO that pursues a “lawfare” strategy against Israel, accuses Israel of "war crimes" and "apartheid measures," and considers anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) activists “human rights defenders.” Some FIDH officials have alleged ties to the PFLP terror group.
Gerald Steinberg calls upon the EU to drop the proposed policy of labeling products from the "territories," and to investigate its funding of NGOs that promote the demonization of Israel.
During the 29th session of the UNHRC, a number of highly politicized NGOs submitted oral and written statements and held side events, falsely accusing Israel of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and intentionally targeting the civilian population, thereby contributing to the international demonization campaign.
Gerald Steinberg asserts that in a moral world the kidnapping of three Israeli teens would have produced immediate and widespread outrage, but in the real world those who claim to promote "human rights" are largely silent.