See NGO Monitor’s Letter to the Belgian Foreign Minister

In early February 2020, Belgium, which holds the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council, invited Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCI-P) Senior Advisor for Policy and Advocacy Brad Parker to brief the Council on February 24. DCI-P has ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), designated as a terrorist organization in the US, EU, Israel, and Canada.

Parker later told AFP that he intended to discuss “grave violations in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories from 2014 to the end of 2019.”

However, following a public information campaign highlighting the terror links of Parker’s employer and diplomatic protests by the Israeli government, Belgium rescinded the invitation. The evidence suggests that, at the time of the invitation, Belgian officials did not properly vet the NGO and were unaware of the nature of its activities and the links to the PFLP organization.

DCI-P Ties to the PFLP

Brad Parker’s BDS Advocacy