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Pressure Works: Heinrich Boell Foundation Withdraws from Conference Featuring Member of Hamas

On November 17, 2017, the Israeli newspaper Makor Rishon exposed that the Ramallah office of the Heinrich Boell Stiftung (HBS) was co-sponsoring a conference, “The 1987 Intifada: History and Memory,” in commemoration of “the thirtieth Anniversary of the First Palestinian Uprising against the Israeli Occupation.” The conference, scheduled to be held in Gaza on November 24-26 and in Beirut on November 28-30, will feature speakers that are former or current members of the Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist organizations.


On UK Outsourcing of Foreign Policy to B’Tselem and Norwegian Refugee Council: Evidence from FOI Requests

In response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request initiated by NGO Monitor, the British Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) released a series of emails with the Israeli NGO B’Tselem. Heavy redaction notwithstanding, the emails reveal warm, frequent contact between the Israeli NGO and the British government, as well as extensive lobbying efforts on the part of B’Tselem.


Amnesty-USA’s Newest Anti-Israel Hires

Amnesty International and its various country branches systematically hire researchers and campaigners with histories of anti-Israel activism. These employees write analyses on Israel that are both inaccurate and blatantly prejudiced, and advocate for BDS (boycotts, divestments, sanctions) campaigns.


Women Wage Peace and the Debate on Partisan NGO Funding

NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict are at the center of intense partisan controversies in Israel, with the issue of funding featuring prominently in the debate. In the case of WWP, an openly political group that is trying to be non-partisan, this has had a direct effect over the NGO’s decision-making and overall strategy, particularly in relation to funding.


The UN’s Top Priority for Palestine: $18 million for More NGO-linked anti-Israel Lawfare

The United Nations Development Assistance Framework and the Palestinian Authority have signed a “strategic programming framework” for 2018-2022, providing over $1 billion to “support[] Palestine’s path to independence” and other “pillars of the government’s National Policy Agenda.”