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Human Rights Watch Hypocrisy on Settlements

According to Law professor Eugene Kontorovich, Whitson is an active supporter of groups that support Armenian settlements in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, while pursuing rabid campaigns against Jewish communities in the West Bank. This promotion of Armenian settlement products and groups directly contradicts HRW’s assertions regarding Israel.

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Season 2, Episode 11: US Special Envoy Elan Carr on Antisemitism

In the last few months we have seen an uptick in antisemitic attacks. What is driving antisemitism in 2020? How is the international community responding? Why are human rights groups silent in the face of these threats? Tune in this week as US Special Envoy Elan Carr discusses these issues at NGO Monitor's Annual Conference and our host Yona Schiffmiller and Rena Young delve into the issue.

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ECFR Indifferent to Differentiation When it Comes to Corporate Donors

On December 10, 2019, based on research by Professor Eugene Kontorovich and the Kohelet Policy Forum, the Jerusalem Post published an expose on donations to the European Council for Foreign Relations (ECFR) from companies operating in settlements. ECFR has been one of the leading BDS advocates in Europe under the guise of a so-called “differentiation” policy.

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BDS Activist to be Awarded Prize at Belgian Holocaust Memorial

On December 12, 2019, the Belgian Catholic NGO Pax Christi Vlaanderen (Flanders) will award its “ambassador for peace” prize to Brigitte Herremans, a leading anti-Israel activist and former employee of the BDS-supporting organization Broederlijk Delen. The event is scheduled to be held at Kazerne Dossin “a transit camp from which Belgian Jews and Romani were sent to concentration camps during the Holocaust.” The selection of this venue draws a false equivalence between Nazi war crimes and Israeli policy, a violation of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism.

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Season 2, Episode 9: Corbyn, Civil Society, and Antisemitism

As allegations of antisemitism continue to swirl around Jeremy Corbyn and his Labour Party, British voters head to the polls. What is the role of NGOs in this discussion? How did the UK's adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism effect antisemitism in the UK? How can implementing IHRA lead to change? On this week's episode our host Yona Schifmiller sits down with NGO Monitor Founder and President Prof. Gerald Steinberg to discuss these issues

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