Today, on June 28, 2017, in the Spanish Parliament in Madrid, NGO Monitor and ACOM presented their joint report highlighting Spanish funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that carry out political warfare campaigns against Israel.
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NGO Monitor estimates that European governments – directly through governmental mechanisms, and indirectly via church and other humanitarian groups – and UN agencies contribute over €100 million to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) active in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Public funding from Spain to politicized non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in the Arab-Israeli conflict is widespread and highly decentralized, correlating to several levels of governance in Spain. Funds are managed and allocated by the central government, autonomous communities, provincial deputations, municipalities, and bar associations – and reflect deep political fissures and regional radicalization.
On January 11, 2015, Israel’s leading nightly news program on Channel 2 aired footage of Ezra Nawi, a radical activist from the NGO “Ta’ayush,” visiting the offices of Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence, where he was provided with NIS 1,400 in cash.
It has been revealed that Breaking the Silence, an Israeli NGO working to influence democracy in Israel, receives massive amounts of funding from foreign (European) governments.
The controversy surrounding Jewish-American singer Matisyahu scheduled appearance at the Rototom Sunsplash Music Festival in Spain highlights the antisemitism that is inherent in the BDS movement.
A number of European funded Israeli NGOs mourn the establishment of the state of Israel as a Nakba and actively promote a Palestinian right of return, which, if implemented, would effectually mean the elimination of Israel as a Jewish state.