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NGOs Celebrate the ICC’s Decision to Open a Formal Investigation

On March 3, 2021, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda announced the launch of a formal investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Israel in the “State of Palestine.” International, Palestinian, and Israeli NGOs celebrated the decision, demonizing Israel with allegations of “apartheid” and “crimes against humanity.”

Season 3, Episode 7: The NGO-Media Relationship

The media often gives prominence to politicized NGOs, influencing much of the discourse surrounding Israel and its actions. How important are “human rights NGOs” to media coverage of events in Israel? Do journalists cross check the information provided by NGOs? Join our host Yona Schiffmiller and Director of the Israel office of CAMERA, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis Tamar Sternthal as they discuss the concerning relationship between NGOs and the media.

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Season 3, Episode 2: Why do Human Rights NGOs Reject Peace?

Human Rights NGOs were critical of the recent normalization agreements between Israel, UAE, and Bahrain. Why would these groups oppose Middle East peace? Why is Europe absent from these dramatic diplomatic developments? Join Yona Schiffmiller and Prof. Gerald Steinberg as they take a look at previous peace agreements, NGO responses, and European Middle East policy.

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