[Opinion] Hope is nice, but demonization of Israel is unlikely to change
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg discusses NGO efforts to lobby the ICC.
[Opinion] Human Rights Watch's Saudi funding scandal tarnishes the NGO industry
Professor Gerald M Steinberg discusses how HRW Director Ken Roth solicited money from a human rights violating Saudi businessman.
[Opinion] A Taste of Their Own Medicine at the UN
Professor Gerald M Steinberg discusses the UN's International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).
Israel’s Response to Boycotts and Soft-Power Warfare
Professor Gerald M Steinberg examines the Israeli government's response to different forms of economic warfare, boycotts, and delegitimization.
The Apartheid and Racism Campaigns - the NGO Contribution to Antisemitism
Professor Gerald M Steinberg analyzes the influential network of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that have been a central actor in the political war targeting Israel though allegations of apartheid and racism
Letter to the Editor of The NY Times (Unpublished)
Professor Gerald Steinberg writes a letter to the editor of the NY Times regarding the PFLP.
[Opinion] False Accusations and Ideological Bias
Professor Gerald M Steinberg analyzes Amnesty International's newest report on Ukraine.
[Opinion] The European ties with terror-linked Palestinian NGOs
Professor Gerald M Steinberg and Liora Rosenblatt examine how some European officials – particularly officials dealing with the Palestinian Authority – lobbied intensively for official statements in support of their NGOs allies.
[Opinion] After Ken Roth, Can Human Rights Watch Be Repaired?
Professor Gerald M Steinberg discusses Ken Roth's resignation from Human Rights Watch.
[Opinion] Beyond Russia: Fixing the UN’s human rights farce
Professor Gerald M Steinberg analyzes the hypocrisy of the UN Human Rights Council in regards to Israel.
[Opinion] Why Is Blinken Courting NGO Propaganda Superpowers?
Professor Gerald M Steinberg discusses how Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with leaders of Amnesty and HRW.
[Opinion] What Israel Should Learn from Ukraine’s War
Professor Gerald M Steinberg examines how no outside power, not even the U.S., can be relied on to guarantee survival in the face of a major threat
Defunding the NGO Terror-Linked Propaganda Network
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg discusses the need to defund the NGO terror-linked network who receive tens of millions from European governments and private donors. These donors look the other way or even applauded as the NGOs launch repeated assaults on Israel through false accusations of apartheid and war crimes
The Israel-Apartheid Lie: A Brief History
Professor Gerald M Steinberg discusses the use of the “apartheid” libel as the primary vehicle for delegitimisation.
[Opinion] Willful Blindness on the Palestinian NGO Terror Connection
Professor Gerald Steinberg analyzes the importance of detailed and open investigations before any funds are allocated, to prevent diversion to terror
Palestinian NGO Terror Links: Assessing the Implications of Israel’s Designations
Professor Gerald Steinberg responds to the Israeli government’s decision to designate six Palestinian NGOs as prohibited terrorist fronts.
[Opinion] Durban IV: The UN's festival of hate
Professor Gerald M Steinberg discusses the legacy of the Durban Conference.
[Opinion] “Celebrating” 20 Years Since the UN Durban Hatefest
Professor Gerald M Steinberg reflects on the 2001 UN Durban Conference.
[Opinion] Hamas and World Vision’s failed accountability
Professor Gerald M Steinberg discusses the accusations surrounding World Vision.
[Opinion] From Durban to today
Professor Gerald M Steinberg revisits the 2001 Durban Conference.
[Opinion] Antisemitism and the 'apartheid' libel
Professor Gerald M Steinberg analyzes the dark history of the attempts to falsely paint Israel through the use of labels such as "racism" and "apartheid."
[Opinion] 20 Years after the UN’s Durban event, the antisemitism continues to grow
Professor Gerald M Steinberg discusses the 2001 Durban Conference that declared "Zionism is Racism."
[Opinion] Gaza’s international protectors have eyes, but do not see
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg discusses how reports and campaigns led by NGOs and the UN consistently ignore the massive arsenal of rockets deployed by Hamas.
[Opinion] The end of Europe’s romance with Palestinian terror?
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg analyzes how the free-flowing European support to the NGO industry, without transparency and due diligence, are becoming too costly.
[Opinion] Lie that won’t die: Israel practises ‘apartheid’
Professor Gerald M Steinberg discusses the ongoing campaign by Human Rights Watch and other NGOs to refer to Israel as an "apartheid state."
[Opinion] Human Rights Watch Exploits Its Mission for Hate
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg alanyzes Human Rights Watch's new report accusing Israel of apartheid.
[Opinion] The Jerusalem Declaration’s Bogus Definition of Anti-Semitism
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg discusses how the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism and the wider counter-International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance campaigns are opening the door for even more violence targeting Israeli and Jewish institutions.
המימון של מדינות אירופה לארגונים קיצוניים הוא כישלון ההנהגה הישראלית
לנבחרי הציבור הישראלי קל לתקוף ארגונים כמו בצלם, אך הם כשלו בטיפול בבעיה האמיתית: המימון הממשלתי הזר אותו בצלם וארגונים דומים לו מקבלים
[Opinion] What the war over the IHRA definition obscures
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg discusses the IHRA definition.
[Opinion] Israel isn't alone in the fight against the ICC
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg discusses NGO campaigns to bring Israel to the ICC.
[Opinion] Anatomy of the NGO Vaccine Libel
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg analyzes how numerous NGOs have launched a specious and libelous campaign, claiming that Israel has failed to discharge its legal responsibility to provide vaccinations to Palestinians.
Human Rights Watch’s anti-Israel Agenda
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg discusses how HRW and its leaders have been strongly criticised for intense political and ideological bias against Israel.
The Failed European Experiment in Pooled Funding for Palestinian NGOs
Professor Gerald M Steinberg analyzes pooled European funding for Palestinian NGOs.
[Opinion] Human Rights and Anti-Semitism: Beyond the Partisan Divide
Professor Gerald M Steinberg discusses US Secretary of State Mike Pomepo's declaration that BDS is antisemitic.
Book Review: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Holocaust: An Endangered Connection
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg reviews Johannes Morsink's book on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
[Opinion] Palestinian Propaganda in Space
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg writes about space and Palestinian propaganda.
[Opinion] Europe’s failed (and forgotten) Gaza monitors
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg analyzes the failures of the European Union to maintain peace in Gaza.
[Opinion] Europe’s NGO cold war to ‘mitigate pro-Israel voices’
Professor Gerald M Steinberg discusses European funding that is politically motivated or specifically targeted at Israel.
Palestinian Activists at Human Rights Watch
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg and Maayan Rockland analyze how Human Rights Watch defames the Jewish State and employs numerous anti-Israel activists and BDS campaigners with well-documented histories of radical activism in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Book Review: The War of Return: How Western Indulgence of the Palestinian Dream Has Obstructed the Path to Peace
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg reviews Adi Schwartz and Einat Wilf's book on the Palestinian return narrative.
ישראל לא לבד במאבק נגד האג
בדומה ליוזמות בינלאומיות אחרות, שמאחוריהן כוונות טובות אך בפועל הן מנוצלות לרעה, כך בית הדין הפלילי הבינלאומי בהאג.
[Opinion] Political Games at The Hague
Professor Gerald M Steinberg analyzes the carious campaigns against Israel at the International Criminal Court.
[Opinion] Missing in action: Antisemitism and human rights
Professor Gerald M Steinberg discusses antisemitsm and human rights.
[Opinion] 'Israel Denial' lays bare academic attempts to delegitimize Israel
Professor Gerald Steinberg discusses how postmodernism and post-colonialism, combined with antisemitism, have created fertile ground for extreme anti-Israel demonization on campus.
[Opinion] The Halle Attack and the Old/New Antisemitism
Professor Gerald M Steinberg analyzes antisemitism in Europe in the wake of a terrorist attack in Germany.
[Opinion] No, Omar Barghouti is not a co-founder of the Israel boycott movement BDS
Professor Gerald Steinberg addresses Omar Barghouti and the BDS Movement.
[Opinion] Nuanced realism: Israel and the Tlaib/Omar visit
Professor Gerald M Steinberg reflects on Israel’s reversal and decision to bar entry to two hard-core anti-Israel Members of Congress, Rashida Tlaib (D – MI) and Ilhan Omar (D -MN).
[Opinion] Steinberg: Calling out the Eliminationists
Professor Gerald M Steinberg analyzes campaigns aimed at eliminating the State of Israel
[Opinion] The BDS Movement and Germany’s Antisemitism Stand
Professor Gerald M Steinberg writes about the German Bundestag landmark resolution defining BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns against Israel as antisemitic
[Opinion] BDS, Omar Shakir, and Israel Eliminationism
Professor Gerlad M Steinberg discusses the impending case against BDS activist Omar Shakir, Human Rights Watch's Israel and Palestine Country Director.
[Opinion] The WHO Propaganda Theatre
Professor Gerald Steinberg addresses the propaganda and antisemitism prevalent in the World Health Organization.
The Trials of Richard Goldstone
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg reviews Daniel Terris' book on Richard Goldstone and lawfare.
[Opinion] Boycotts, Antisemitism, and Free Speech
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg discusses whether ethical guidelines or legal restrictions are legitimate means of responding to the singling out of Israel through boycotts and similar attacks.
Uncivil Society: Tracking the Funders and Enablers of the Demonization of Israel
Although Palestinian officials are often portrayed as the initiators and leaders, in practice, the campaigns are largely led by officials of Western institutions, including powerful non-governmental organizations (NGOs) active in the areas of human rights, international law, peace, and other normative objectives.
[Opinion] The World Council of Churches’ Jewish fig-leaf strategy
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg discusses the World Council of Churches anti-peace and anti-Semitic agenda.
[Opinion] Can Canada Help Fix the UN's Human Rights Disaster?
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg discusses how Canada is vital in providing a new agenda for the UN.
[Opinion] UN Humanitarian Agency’s Propaganda War on Israel Continues
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg writes about UN-OCHA's propaganda war against Israel.
Book Review: The German Political Foundations’ Work between Jerusalem, Ramallah and Tel Aviv: A Kaleidoscope of Different Perspectives
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg reviews Anna Abelmann and Katharina Konarek's book on German political foundations operating in Israel.
An open letter to Dr. Tveit, head of World Council of Churches
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg writes a letter to the head of the World Council of Churches regarding EAPPI and antisemitism.
[Opinion] Human Rights Day Nothing to Celebrate
Professor Gerald Steinberg writes about how the agenda of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva continues to be controlled by some of the worst violators.
Civil Society Organizations: Non-Traditional Actors in the Process of Radicalization
Professor Gerald Steinberg and Olga Deutsch argue that policy makers and the international community overlook a significant impediment to deradicalization efforts within civil society, particularly in the context of providing development aid.
Counter-terror and soft power: NGO claims to military and legal expertise and Israeli responses
For many years, the network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) claiming a human rights agenda has consistently sought to delegitimise Israel’s counterterrorism strategy. This phenomenon was prominent during the 2008–2009 and 2014 Gaza wars, when these groups issued hundreds of statements condemning Israel, and in campaigns calling for UN commissions of inquiry (e.g. the Goldstone and Schabas/Davis investigations) into Israeli ‘war crimes’.
[Opinion] Beyond the Halo: A Close Look at Past US Funding for NGOs
Professor Gerald Steinberg analyzes US funding for NGOs.
[Opinion] Exploiting children for propaganda: beyond the Ahed Tamimi campaign
Professor Gerald Steinberg responds to an article published by Brookings Institution regarding exploiting Palestinian children for propaganda.
[Opinion] Time to Talk to the EU about NGO Funding
Professor Gerald Steinberg discusses EU funding for Israel and Palestinian political NGOs.
Letter to the Editor: Roth's contribution problematic
Professor Gerald Steinberg writes a letter to the Australian Financial Review regarding Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch.
Letter to the Editor: Be skeptical of this so-called human rights group
Professor Gerald Steinberg discusses Addameer and its PFLP ties.
NGO Fact-Finding for IHL Enforcement: In Search of a New Model
Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International (Amnesty), and other like-minded organisations have become major actors in the world of international humanitarian law (IHL). Every year they issue hundreds of publications purporting to document violations and to promote IHL enforcement. These publications are ubiquitously cited in the media, and used as source material for governmental and United Nations inquiries, quasi-judicial bodies, the International Criminal Court, academic studies, and other frameworks.
[Opinion] Ireland’s anti-Israel Obsession
Professor Gerald Steinberg analyzes the Irish BDS bill.
מחדל: תעמולה ידועה מראש בכנסת
שלשום התקיים קרקס בכנסת בנושא: "דור ללא עתיד: ילדים תחת כיבוש" - כנס שעסק ב"זכויות הילדים", הפלשתינים כמובן.
[Opinion] The Knesset’s propaganda circus
Professor Gerald Steinberg discusses how nongovernmental organizations and U.N. agencies are increasingly accusing Israel of abusing and falsely arresting Palestinian minors, while at the same time turning a blind eye to the minors’ involvement in terrorist activities.
[Opinion] Foreign-Funded NGOs, Political Power, and Democratic Legitimacy
Professor Gerald Steinberg offers a defense of Israel's restrictive policies regarding NGOs.
[Opinion] Steinberg: The UN’S anti-Israel Propaganda Machine
Professor Gerald Steinberg discusses the United Nations and its anti-Israel biases.
Foreign-funded NGOs, political power and democratic legitimacy
Professor Gerald Steinberg discusses how massive external funding for a very narrow group of unaccountable NGOs is in fact corrupting the democratic principles in whose name they claim to speak.
[Opinion] Human Rights as Theater: The Strange Saga of Omar Shakir’s Visa
Professor Gerald Steinberg discusses the revoking of BDS activist and HRW employee Omar Shakir's work visa.
[Opinion] Why Is Amnesty International Providing Excuses For Hamas?
The Gaza events and accompanying slogans have given Amnesty’s anti-Israel NGO crusaders another opportunity to call for depriving Israelis of the means to defend themselves against Hamas terrorism.
[Opinion] Norwegian NGO Loses Its Way on Gaza Border
Professor Gerald Steinberg discusses how the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) IS QUICK TO become international advocates for Hamas, while portraying Israelis as immoral.
[Opinion] The Israel Basher
Professor Gerald Steinberg discusses a new book on Israel by Michael Sfard, a leading figure in the global lawfare movement.
[Opinion] Goliath vs David: The 2018 Version
Professor Gerald Steinberg discusses forces arrayed against Israel on the soft-power battlefield of manipulated images and perceptions.
[Opinion] When Human Rights Organizations Indulge in Antisemitism
Professor Gerald Steinberg argues that more non-governmental organizations (NGOs) need to adopt and abide by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's working definition of antisemitism.
[Opinion] Oxfam, NGOs and the Halo Effect
While NGO misbehavior crops up periodically, the latest scandal involving UK-based Oxfam International, has highlighted the urgency of accountability for NGOs. The serially abhorrent behavior of Oxfam officials – procuring underage prostitutes in Haiti – has broken through the halo.
Value Clash: Civil Society, Foreign Funding, and National Sovereignty
For centuries, the principles of national sovereignty and noninterference in internal affairs that arose in Western Europe were central to international relations. Reently, however, this framework has been weaked considerably through a number of mechanisms and practices, including international institutions and allied nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
[Opinion] Palestinian Children Are The Child Soldiers No One Is Talking About
Professor Gerald Steinberg describes how international organizations are using Palestinian children such as Ahed Tamimi to wage a propaganda battle against Israel.
[Opinion] Israel and UNRWA's emergency meeting
Professor Gerald Steinberg discusses an "emergency meeting" in Brussels between the European Union and Norway.
[Opinion] Letter to Mr. Halbe Zijlstra, Netherlands Foreign Minister, on the Occasion of Your Visit to Israel
Prof. Steinberg's open letter to the Dutch Foreign Minister, Mr. Halbe Zijlstra.
[Opinion] The view from Jerusalem
Professor Gerald Steinberg discusses President Trump declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
Book Review: Lobbying in EU Foreign Policy-making: The case of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg reviews Bendetta Voltolini's book on NGOs lobbying the European Union.
The human rights discourse and Israel: beyond victimhood and underdogs
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg and Professor Richard Landes analyze Ron Dudai's argument regarding 'right-wing' groups and human rights discourse.
The Lancet: How an Anti-Israel Propaganda Platform was Turned Around
Professor Steinberg takes a close look at the history of The Lancet’s anti-Israel narrative, the role of Horton and other key players, and the processes and factors by which this role was brought to an end. The Lancet is one of the most influential medical journals in the world, and for many years, was used as a major platform for anti-Israeli demonization campaigns under the façade of science and medicine.
[Opinion] BDS Lawyer Michael Sfard’s Disreputable Allies
Professor Steinberg argues that if Michael Sfard is truly for fighting for human rights he would be more careful with whom he allies himself with.
Why India And Israel Must Work To Shake Off Manipulative NGOs
Gerald Steinberg explains that Israel and India share the distinction of being targets of political manipulation by powerful NGOs and their funders, which operate outside the democratic process, with no checks and balances.
NGO Links to Middle East Terror
Many prominent NGOs have employed individuals linked to terror organizations, formed alliances with such groups, supported their radical and violent agendas, and channeled humanitarian aid into terror activities, contrary to their claims of promoting human rights.
[Opinion] Turning Point: From Partition to Delegitimization
Gerald Steinberg describes how, in 1967, the narrative on Israel shifted, and the role of NGOs in creating this new narrative.
Insecurity and Vulnerability in Israeli Political Culture
Gerald Steinberg explains that Israeli policies with respect to Palestinians will continued to be framed by history and perception of insecurity and vulnerability, and that this will only changed when the Palestinian side addresses it directly.
Letter to the Editor: Benign Façade
A letter to the editor in response to an article written by the President of NOVACT regarding NGO Monitor's claims that the organization uses the language of "resistance" to erase terror.
[Opinion] Media 'misleading' on Palestinian prisoners
Gerald Steinberg explains how NGOs are aiding huger strikers in gaining international visibility while failing to acknowledge the reasons for their jail sentences- conviction for violent crimes
[Opinion] Taking Back our Sovereignty
Gerald Steinberg describes the recent attacks on Israel's sovereignty by states as well as NGOs, and calls upon the international community to allow Israel to make its own decisions about its policies and politics.
[Opinion] On BDS, Israeli Politicians are Inflaming Friends and Strengthening Enemies
Gerald Steinberg argues that recent legislation, including the new law would allow the government to deny visas to BDS activists, has been ineffective at combating soft power warfare like BDS and lawfare campaigns.
מאמר דעה: המאבק ב-BDS: החזית האזרחית
"זירה אחת שבה הממשלה וחברי הכנסת יכולים לשחק תפקיד חשוב, משמעותי ואף מכריע היא השיח עם הממשלות המממנות ארגוני חרם ודה־לגיטימציה"
[Opinion] The World Council of Churches vs. the Jewish state, once again
Gerald Steinberg calls upon the World Council of Churches to seek reconciliation with Israel instead of launching attacks against its government.
[Opinion] The Swiss Parliament Pulls the Plug on BDS
Gerald Steinberg describes the important milestone reached in the passing of a Swiss motion that would cease governmental funding of NGOs that support BDS and antisemitism.
מאמר דעה: דו"ח אמנסטי: סיסמאות ריקות
הדו"ח החדש של אמנסטי, ארגון זכויות האדם הבינ"ל החזק ביותר, מלא בסיסמאות ריקות
[Opinion] Amnesty International's Annual Report: Empty Slogans and Zero Evidence
Gerald Steinberg analyzes claims made in Amnesty International's recent 2016/7 report, illustrating how they lack sources of evidence and validity. The report is just one example of the group's biased stance, stringing together ideological slogans, unsupported accusations, and blanket allegations instead of conducting research to add to the state of human rights in the world today.
[Opinion] The need to regulate the lucrative 'war crimes' industry
Gerald Steinberg outlines the issues within the "war crimes" industry, calling for greater oversight and oversight.
[Opinion] On Belgian politicians and Israeli NGOs
Gerald Steinberg calls for increased dialogue between Israeli and European leaders and members of parliaments to solve the issue of foreign governmental funding of Israeli NGOs.
מאמר דעה: על פוליטיקאים בלגים וארגונים ישראלים
ארגונים ישראלים ופלסטינים מקבלים סכומים חסרי פרופורציה, דרך הליכי קבלת החלטות חסויים או לא שקופים, ומשפיעים באופן ישיר על החברה ועל המערכת הפוליטית הישראליות.
[Opinion] Human Rights Watch takes its campaign against Israel to Fifa
Gerald Steinberg details the anti-Israel bias of Human Rights Watch, as evidenced by its obsession with soccer clubs located in the "settlements."
[Opinion] The Azarya Case, B’Tselem, and the Polarization of Israeli Society
Gerald Steinberg analyzes the European funding that enables groups like B'Tselem to engage in politicized activities, including throughout the Azarya trial.
[Opinion] Beyond anger: How to respond to the UN Security Council vote
Gerald Steinberg discusses how Israel should react to the recent resolution passed by the UN Security Council.
[Opinion] Nothing to Celebrate: International Human Rights Day 2016
Professor Steinberg describes the dismal state of human rights, highlighting the failures of the organizations that supposedly protect and defend these values.
Examining the NGO Security Discourse on Urban Warfare
Although they lack the military expertise and knowledge of international humanitarian law to do so, NGOs make allegations and claims against military decisions made in the interest of defense and security.
[Opinion] UNESCO had help from Israeli NGOs and their Funders
Gerald Steinberg argues that in order to counter the role of NGOs in the vicious Jerusalem propaganda wars, as in the other dimensions of NGO demonization of Israel, confronting the European governments that are their funder/enablers is central.
[Opinion] The UN, European Funds, and Israel's NGO Wars
Prof. Gerald Steinberg argues that those coming out in support of B'Tselem's presentation at the UN, and against PM Netanyahu and other officials, should instead engage with Israel's elected representatives through open discussions and accepted guidelines.
[Opinion] World Vision and Gaza: Failure of Due Diligence and Worse
Gerald Steinberg explains that without greater oversight, aid to Gaza is ripe for misdirection to terrorist groups.
[Opinion] Fifteen Years Later, The Durban Conference’s Hatred Still Affects Us
Gerald Steinberg describes how the 2001 Durban Conference ushered in an era of coordinated NGO efforts to isolate Israel internationally, through tactics including BDS campaigns.
[Opinion] Adalah, the New Israel Fund and BDS: The mystery of the Black Lives platform
Gerald Steinberg discusses Adalah's involvement in the promotion of BDS through a Movement for Black Lives document, and the NIF's problematic funding of these campaigns.
Prof. Gerald Steinberg on i24 News
Gerald Steinberg discusses the recent leak of documents from Open Society Foundations, which show the anti-Israel bias of the organization through its funding of highly politicized NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
[Opinion] BDS is Losing Ground, but Threats Continue
Gerald Steinberg explains that although BDS campaigns have been relatively unsuccessful in achieving their stated goals, there are some threats that must be addressed, specifically relating to the demonization of the Jewish National Fund.
[Opinion] The Palestinian Charity Trap
Gerald Steinberg explains that without greater oversight, aid to Gaza is ripe for misdirection to terrorist groups.
מאמר דעה - חוק העמותות: הזדמנות לשיפור היחסים עם אירופה
ג'ראלד שטיינברג על תיקון חוק העמותות שאושר השבוע בכנסת ומדוע יצירה מושכלת של ערוצי הידברות ישירים מול הפרלמנטים באירופה עדיפה על פני תהליכי חקיקה.
[Opinion] Knesset NGO vote is the beginning of the debate, not the end
Gerald Steinberg explains that the major issues regarding foreign government funding for powerful and politicized Israeli NGOs are not going to go away simply because Israeli legislation is passed.
[Opinion] Will European Parliaments Halt Funds to Israeli Political NGOs?
NGO Monitor has influenced European parliaments to debate funding NGOs involved in the Arab-Israeli conflict as well as those involved in BDS campaigns.
[Analysis] Europe's Vicious Cycle
Gerald Steinberg describes the unique and unhealthy dependence between the EU and NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict, in which European funds are used to perpetuate the one-sided and biased views of anti-Israel groups.
[Opinion] Rejecting Britain's Anti-Semitic Left
Gerald Steinberg demonstrates how antisemitism in the UK goes far beyond the British Labour Party, and is found on university campuses and among groups claiming to promote human rights and other liberal values.
[Opinion] Closing the UN Palestinian Propaganda Committee
Gerald Steinberg calls for the closure of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of Palestinian People, a body committed to repeating Palestinian propaganda thus amplifying incitement and justifications for violence.
The Origins of the BDS War
Gerald Steinberg describes the history of BDS, from its inception at the 2001 Durban Conference to current efforts to advance BDS through the EU's product labeling requirements.
[Opinion] European politicians try (and fail) to manipulate Israeli legislation
Gerald Steinberg argues that instead of sending inaccurate and biased letters in response to the proposed NGO law, European government officials should work to make the law unnecessary by increasing transparency and ceasing to fund politicized NGOs.
[Opinion] How Non-Governmental Organizations Became a Weapon in the War on Israel
Gerald Steinberg outlines the issues behind the recent NGO Wars, delineating the anti-Israel activities being carried out by European-funded NGOs in Israel.
[Opinion] The Issues Behind Israel's NGO Law
Professor Gerald Steinberg explains how the proposed NGO law is a response to the demonization of Israel by Israeli NGOs which receive millions of dollars in funding from European governments.
[Opinion] An Irresponsible Civil Society Harms Israel
Gerald Steinberg argues that the name-calling and propaganda campaigns of NGOs involved in the current debate over foreign funding to Israeli NGOs, with Breaking the Silence at the center, have distracted from the real issue at hand, the funding of NGOs engaged in Israeli democracy by foreign governments.
[Opinion] NGOs and the Economic War
Gerald Sternberg claims that the EU’s adoption of “product labeling” guidelines for Israeli settlements followed a long campaign involving highly biased and politicized NGOs, many of which are highly active in BDS campaigns and other forms of political warfare against the Jewish state.
[Opinion] Amnesty International and the Tragedy of Human Rights Day
On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, Gerald Steinberg discusses the failings and corruptions of Amnesty International, and highlights the organization´s discredited agenda.
[Opinion] Europe and Israel
Gerald Steinberg calls upon officials from the European Union to stop their promotion of the Palestinian victimization narrative and demonization of Israel, in order to repair the relationship between the EU and Israel.
[Opinion] Liberals, Israel, and the Lessons of History
Gerald Steinberg calls upon the newly-elected Liberal government of Canada to learn from the past and ensure that money is not granted to hostile anti-Israel NGOs, which fuel the conflict instead of promoting the values of peace and human rights
[Opinion] Greasing the Wheels of Hate
Professor Gerald Steinberg and Gilad Segal call upon the European Union and European governments to cease their funding of Palestinian human rights organizations engaged in the incitement, justification, and glorification of terror attacks against Israelis.
מאמר דעה: הכסף שמניע את גלגלי השנאה
מאמרם המשותף של פרופ' ג'ראלד שטיינברג וגילעד סגל בעיתון ישראל היום הדן בהצדקת הטרור על ידי גופי חברה אזרחית פלסטיניים, הממומנים על ידי משלמי המיסים האירופים.
[Opinion] Memo to the CBC: Israeli Lives Matter
Gerald Steinberg argues that the Canadian radio station CBC Radio, like most media outlets, focuses heavily on condemnations of Israeli actions and policies while ignoring the context of Palestinian terrorism.
[Opinion] On Europe, terrorism and demonizing Israel: Time for a reset
Gerald Steinberg calls upon the EU to drop the proposed policy of labeling products from the "territories," and to investigate its funding of NGOs that promote the demonization of Israel.
[Opinion] The BDS Wars: Some Signs of Success for the New Year
Gerald Steinberg argues that, although there is still much room for improvement, international BDS and lawfare campaigns against Israel have waned over the last year, providing hope for the future.
[Opinion] Can Europe's Leaders Halt the Obsession with Attacking Israel?
Gerald Steinberg illustrates the clear bias against Israel present in the rhetoric and actions of many European officials, and calls upon incoming leaders to adopt a new approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
[Opinion] Calling Out BDS Anti-Semitism
Gerald Steinberg claims that BDS campaigns are clearly a form of discrimination based on double standards and singling out Israel, as the Jewish state, for attack.
[Opinion] Terrorists, Hunger Strikers, and NGOs
Gerald Steinberg claims that a number of highly biased and politicized Israeli and Palestinian NGOs, funded by foreign governments, played a central role in advocating on behalf of Mohammed Allen, a long-time operative in Islamic Jihad.
[Opinion] EU Research Funds Wasted on Amnesty's Hollywood-Style CSI Adventure
Gerald Steinberg maintains that an independent investigation is required to assess the European Research Council's funding to Forensic Architecture and its partnership with Amnesty International on the pseudo-scientific Gaza Platform.
[Opinion] Hamas is Set to Win a Seat at the United Nations Table
Gerald Steinberg claims that an ECOSOC vote for the Palestinian Return Centre is essentially a vote to let Hamas take a seat in the United Nations.
[Opinion] How the UN Report Shot Itself and Human Rights in the Foot
Gerald Steinberg claims that the latest UNHRC report overwhelmingly relies on unreliable sources of information, including politicized NGOs and individuals who support terrorism.
[Opinion] Mads Gilbert and the Theater of the Absurd
THE UNHRCs latest report includes a list of four experts, among whom is Dr. Mads Gilbert, a full-time propagandist from Norway who exploits medicine to promote hate.
[Opinion] Analysis: Another Outrageously Flawed Gaza Report
Gerlad Steinberg claims that the COI report on the 2014 Gaza War is written with the harsh ideological accusations of William Schabas, interspersed with the more reasonable caution of Mary McGowan Davis, as well as heavy reliance on biased and politicized NGOs with faades of expertise.
[Opinion] Putting Israel on Trial at the Zurich 'Kulturhaus'
Gerald Steinberg claims that by sponsoring Breaking the Silences theater of absurd, Swiss and Zurich officials are guilty of immoral behavior.
[Opinion] NGOs and the Return of Antisemitism
Gerald Steinberg claims that powerful NGOs that claim to promote human rights, as well as the European governments that fund them, play a central role in promoting antisemitism worldwide.
[Opinion] Publication of Israeli Soldiers' Accounts Clouded by Political Agenda
Gerald Steinberg claims that the funders of Breaking the Silence are clearly interested in portraying the actions of IDF soldiers as criminal and callous, thereby hoping to pave the way for prosecutions targeting Israel at the International Criminal Court.
מאמר דעה: בין אוסלו ללוזאן
מאמרו של פרופסור ג׳ראלד שטיינברג, על הדמיון הרב בין הסכם אוסלו להסכם לוזאן.
[Opinion] Revealed: The Anti-Israel Network Behind UN's Gaza Investigation
Gerald Steinberg claims that the appropriate decision would be to disband the commission and expose the farcical activities of the UNHRC.
[Opinion] Schabas Keeps Demonizing Israel, Despite Ethics Violations
Gerald Steinberg claims that in order to divert attention from his ethical violations, Schabas primary response is to dress himself in the clothes of the victim of an Israeli-led conspiracy.
[Opinion] Send the ICC to Argentina
Gerald Steinberg asserts that while the ICC has long been exploited to promote partisan agendas, an independent ICC investigation and prosecution of the murder of Alberto Nisman would belatedly fulfill the Courts purpose.
[Opinion] Resignation of Gaza Investigator is Big Blow to Palestinian Lawfare Campaign
Gerald Steinberg claims that Judge Mary McGowen Davis has the option of bringing the curtain down on the farce of the Schabas inquiry into the 2014 Gaza war, and avoid further destruction of the moral principles of human rights and international law.
[Opinion] Swan Song for Schabas
Gerald Steinberg claims that with so much evidence of failure, any continuation of the UN pseudo-investigation would only serve to highlight the immoral exploitation of human rights and international law as a weapon to target Israel.
[Opinion] Legal Battles Are Nothing New
Gerald Steinberg claims that as the campaign to prosecute Israel at the ICC advances, the clash between Israel and the European supporters of the NGO network that continues to lead this legal warfare campaign will be no less dramatic than the battle inside the court.
[Opinion] Can Mogherini Repair EU-Israel Relations?
Gerald Steinberg claims that while it will take major effort and many years to restore positive EU-Israel relations, Ms. Mogherini has the opportunity to initiate long-overdue change to failed and often destructive policies.
[Opinion] Human Rights, European Money, and the ICC Wars
Gerald Steinberg claims that a well-funded network of NGOs has long provided the political support for the Palestinian ICC initiative.
[Opinion] The EU's Hamas Fiasco Exposes Broken System
Gerald Steinberg maintains that in order to fix the EUs Mideast foreign policy failures, it will have to replace reliance on fringe ideological NGOs with experts, familiar with the complexities that go beyond myths and slogans.
[Opinion] On Journalists, Political Conflicts, and NGOS
Gerald Steinberg asserts that when the media promotes the unchecked power of political groups such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty, and suppresses criticism of these NGOs, democracy is ill-served.
[Opinion] Does Israel Need the Nation State Law? Yes
Gerald Steinberg claims that anti-Zionist NGOs promote false allegations of "racism" and "discrimination" in an effort to reverse the definition of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.
[Opinion] Europe's Role in the 'Jewish State' Law
Gerald Steinberg claims that anti-Zionist NGOs promote false allegations of "racism" and "discrimination" in an effort to reverse the definition of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.
[Opinion] The Strange Story of the Lancet Editor and Israel
Gerald Steinberg maintains that the pressure must continue until Richard Horton, the Lancet, and Elsevier issue clear apologies, retract the hate-filled articles that were never worthy of publication, and create mechanisms to prevent a recurrence.
[Opinion] Richard Horton's War on Israel
Gerald Steinberg claims that while some mistakes can be corrected, some crimes can be forgiven, and some apologies can be accepted, the damage from the Lancets chronic and hate-filled political warfare is irreversible.
[Opinion] 'Breaking the Silence' and Gaza
Gerald Steinberg claims that with the help of its European benefactors, Breaking the Silence will still be fighting the political war against Israel long after the military attacks have ended.
[Opinion] History Likely to Repeat Itself
Gerald Steinberg claims that Israel would be wise to remember the circumstances of the past while it braces for "Goldstone II" or the Schabas commission.
מאמר דעה: השיעור חשוב מהתהליך
עם סיומה של הלחימה בשטח, תשומת הלב הלאומית צריכה לעבור ללחימה בזירה הבינלאומית. מינויה של "ועדת החקירה" החדשה מטעם מועצת זכויות האדם של האו"ם, לבחינת פעולותיה של ישראל במבצע צוק איתן, אינה מפתיעה כלל: מאז הקמת המועצה ב־2006 הוקמו ועדות מיוחדות לחקירה ולביקורת על ישראל יותר מלכל שאר העולם יחד.
[Opinion] Doctors for Terrorism
Gerald Steinberg claims that those who use their professional status and prestige to promote anti-Semitism and support terrorism are dishonoring the Hippocratic oath they took, vowing to "never do harm."
מאמר דעה: ניצול ציני - רפואה למען הטרור
פרופסור שטיינברג על ארגונים בינ"ל רפואיים, דוגמת רופאים ללא גבולות, מנצלים את עקרונות הרפואה לצרכים פוליטיים על מנת לפרסם גינויים מוטים ובלתי מבוססים נגד ישראל.
[Opinion] How Europe's Good Intentions Harm Gaza
Gerald Steinberg claims that before European calls for peace in the Mideast can be taken seriously, Brussels must become a more responsible player by keeping closer watch over whom and what it funds.
[Opinion] The Goldstone Effect
Gerald Steinberg maintains that highly politicized NGOs continue to promote false allegations that fuel BDS campaigns and "lawfare" cases against Israeli officials.
[Opinion] The war that Kerry and Indyk began
Gerald Steinberg asserts that political leaders who deal with fates of nations must be bound by the terms of the Hippocratic Oath: "First, do no harm."
מאמר דעה: באים לעזור? רק מזיקים
כמו במקרים רבים בעבר, יש לקחים חשובים, אך המתווכים לדורותיהם מתעקשים שלא להבין זאת. אם קיימים מנהיגים, שלא כמו קרי ואינדיק, המסוגלים ללמוד מההיסטוריה, הנקודה החשובה ביותר היא ההכרה שמחיר הכישלון הוא גבוה מאוד.
[Opinion] There is No "Cycle of Violence"
Gerald Steinberg maintains that attempts to create a false symmetry between terrorists and their victims are tragically misleading and brutally immoral.
מאמר דעה: האם ישראל צריכה לפלוש לסוריה?
פרופסור ג'ראלד שטיינברג דן בשיקולים השונים שצריכים לעמוד בפני ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו וההנהגה הישראלית כאשר הם מקבלים החלטה אם לשלוח את צה"ל להתערב בסוריה, כדי לעצור את הטבח במלחמת האזרחים האינסופית.
[Opinion] What Israel is allowed to do
Gerald Steinberg maintains that while Israel is acting according to international legal norms in its operation to locate the three kidnapped teenagers and root out terrorist infrastructure, a number of NGOs consistently accuse Israel of acting illegally.
מאמר דעה: גינוי בחצי פה
פרופ' ג'ראלד שטיינברג מסביר כיצד ארגוני זכויות אדם ישראלים ובינלאומיים אשר ממהרים לגנות כל הפרה לכאורה של זכויות אדם על ידי ישראל, לא מיהרו לגנות את חטיפת שלושת הנערים, וכאשר הם עשו זאת הם דגלו ב"איזון" אשר תמיד נעלם כאשר ישראל היא היעד לגינוי.
[Opinion] Kidnapping, human rights, and hypocrisy
Gerald Steinberg asserts that in a moral world the kidnapping of three Israeli teens would have produced immediate and widespread outrage, but in the real world those who claim to promote "human rights" are largely silent.
[Opinion] Making Sense of the Pro-Israel Label
Gerald Steinberg asserts that the recognition of pro-Israel status is an issue of substance and the designation must be earned and displayed with pride.
[Opinion] NGOs that Dont Want Israel to Reach its 67th Year
Gerald Steinberg maintains that Israeli democracy is strong enough to tolerate fringe voices that demonize Zionism, but there is no excuse for the European governments that provide funds used to amplify their destructive agendas.
מאמר דעה: כספים מגרמניה זורמים לארגונים אנטי ישראלים
ממשלת גרמניה תומכת בקרנות פוליטיות וארגוני סיוע כנסייתיים הפעילים בקמפיין הדה-לגיטימציה נגד ישראל. התירוץ שלהם? "איזון"
[Opinion] Why Does Germany Fund Demonization of Israel?
Gerald Steinberg maintains that instead of providing feeble and insensitive excuses, Germany has a fundamental and immediate responsibility to stop all support for the NGO political war demonizing Israel.
[Opinion] Passover and Recognizing the Jewish State
Gerald Steinberg maintains that the purpose of the Passover seder is to teach our children (and to remind ourselves) of our history and identity as a people and a nation.
[Opinion] EU Funding for Radical NGOs: A Record Far from Straight
Gerald Steinberg maintains that ambassador Faaborg-Andersen failed to address the particulars of EU funding for radical NGOs that are active in demonizing Israel.
[Opinion] No Free Speech for Zionists
Gerald Steinberg asserts that the waves of attacks against Israel and the multiple forms of demonization, particularly targeting young Jews and students, are unfolding on a battlefield that is far from even.
[Opinion] Oxfam's Middle East Blinders
Gerald M. Steinberg maintains that an organization based on promoting moral principles cannot support and enable one-sided boycotts and double standards that demonize and single out Israel.
[Opinion] Why Does the EU Continue to Fund Anti-Peace NGOs?
Gerald Steinberg asserts that the European Union and its member states are actively promoting and funding the boycott and isolation of Israel.
[Opinion] BDS and Oxfam Defeated at the Super Bowl
Gerald M. Steinberg maintains that by standing firm, Johansson and the owners of SodaStream demonstrated that even the most full-blown BDS attacks can be defeated.
[Opinion] Ariel Sharon and HRWs Anti-Israel Obsession
Gerald Steinberg maintains that HRWs obsessive attack on recently deceased former PM Ariel Sharon highlights the organizations consistent anti-Israel obsession.
מאמר דעה: לתקן את הנזק
פרופסור ג'ראלד שטיינברג מסביר כיצד הקרן החדשה לישראל מתהדרת בערכים ליברליים, אך דוחה תהליכים דמוקרטיים פנימיים. בשל כך, הפגיעה בישראל מתגלה לעתים רק באיחור רב. באמצעות דו-שיח בונה ניתן לנסות ולהשיב את הקרן לדרכה המוצהרת.
[Opinion] How European Governments Propel the Boycott War
Gerald Steinberg maintains that the BDS campaign is financed by hundreds of millions of dollars, euros, pounds, and krona provided to NGOs that operate cynically under the faade of human rights and similar ethical principles.
[Opinion] The Wrong Way to Fight Foreign Meddling in Israel
Gerald Steinberg maintains that instead of problematic draft legislation, which is exploited to promote campaigns that demonize Israel as anti-democratic and anti-human rights, the government should produce a coherent and long-term strategy to defend Israel's sovereignty.
[Opinion] Peace Now and the Facade of Democratic Debate
Gerald Steinberg asserts that in the black vs. white political world of Peace Now and its allies, which use the label but not the values of the liberal progressive Left, independent thinkers with complex political views are silenced.
מאמר דעה: מהות הדיון הדמוקרטי
פרופ' ג'ראלד שטיינברג מסביר כיצד עולמם הפוליטי של שלום עכשיו וארגונים אחרים אשר מתקראים "שמאל ליברלי ופרוגרסיבי", איך אינם באמת מיישמים ערכים אלו, אין מקום לאנשים בעלי השקפת עולם מורכבת או מחשבה פוליטית מקורית.
מאמר דעה: רבותיי, 1928 חוזרת
פרופסור שטיינברג על החלטת הפרלמנט הבריטי נגד פעולה בסוריה והיעדר הרצון של נשיא ארה"ב להורות על תגובה צבאית, המהווים תזכורת להתקפים קודמים של משיחיות העורגת לאוטופיה.
[Opinion] Will Norway help Palestinian NGO destroy ICC?
Prof. Steinberg describes the role of Norwegian-funded Palestinian Center for Human Rights in leading the campaign to to demonize Israel and label Israelis as war criminals at the International Criminal Court.
מאמר דעה: כוונות טובות, מעשים רעים
פרופסור שטיינברג על מאמציו האחרונים של ארגון "המרכז הפלסטיני לזכויות אדם" (PCHR), הממומן על ידי נורווגיה. באפריל 2013 פירסם הארגון הצהרה הדורשת מההנהגה הפלסטינית להצטרף לבית הדין לצורך העמדתם לדין של בכירים ישראלים. אם בית הדין אכן ייכנע ללחצים אלה, המבוססים על מוסר כפול וטענות שווא, הדבר יגרום לסיום תפקידו המוסרי.
Human Rights Watch Protects the Arab Tyrants
Often referred to and quoted as a "highly respected human rights organization," HRWs publications and submissions to various official bodies are all too often immediately accepted and repeated without a perceived need for independent verification.
[Opinion] Netanyahu's peace strategy as a rational choice
In the past four years, the widely repeated image of a narrow ideological warrior has been exposed as highly inaccurate.
NGO Malpractice - The Political Abuse of Medicine, Morality, and Science
These groups use their humanitarian work as an opportunity to take partisan positions against Israel, using medical jargon and their reputations as medical experts to advocate on issues far removed from medicine in order to support Palestinian political goals.
[Opinion] Europe's secret NGO wars: Who is anti-democratic?
Instead of proceeding to legislative proposals, says Prof. Gerald Steinberg, Knesset members should hold hearings and invite European officials to explain double standards and huge budgets for fringe Israeli political advocacy NGOs.
מאמר דעה: התיקון מתחיל מבית
לקראת תשעה באב, ג'ראלד מ. שטיינברג על נסיונות ארגונים פוליטיים לגרום לקרע בין ישראל לבין יהדות התפוצות.
Spanish Government Funding for NGOs: 2009 - 2011 - Assessing Transparency, Accountability, and Impact on Israel
Spanish government funding is allocated to Palestinian, Israeli, and Spanish NGOs that are among the leaders in ideological campaigns to delegitimize Israel via BDS, lawfare, and other forms of demonization.
[Opinion] Campus divestment campaign is a political war on Israel
Prof. Gerald Steinberg explains that to defeat divestment campaigns, an aggressive proactive approach, which exposes the the immorality of the racist propaganda, and far more resources are required.
[Opinion] Hawking, Goldstone, and political warfare
Prof. Steinberg explains the role of the NGO "Durban strategy" in Stephen Hawkings decision to join the campaign to boycott Israel.
Bad Investment: The Philanthropy of George Soros and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
How Soros-funded Groups Increase Tensions in a Troubled Region
[Opinion] Responding to the NGOs Durban Strategy: between engagement and confrontation
Prof. Gerald Steinberg analyzes the implications of the British Board of Deputies' partnership with Oxfam Great Britain, and predicts that future Oxfam statements attacking Israel will trigger a very divisive conflict within the Jewish community.
[Opinion] Exposing legitimate criticism
Marking Israel's Independence Day, Prof. Gerald Steinberg discusses the intense political and ideological attacks against Israel, in parallel to the military conflict, with the objective of isolating and delegitimizing the Jewish state.
מאמר דעה: איפה הכסף?
פרופסור ג'ראלד שטיינברג מגיב למאמרו של שגריר האיחוד האירופי. השגריר פירט את המימון שמעביר האיחוד לחברה הפלסטינית, אך לא עסק בנושאים רבים הקשורים למימון זה, המשפיעים לרעה על התפיסה של הציבור הישראלי את האיחוד ואת המדינות החברות בו.
מאמר דעה: סימנים להבנות משותפות
פער עמוק נטוע בין נתניהו הריאליסט לבין אובמה הדמוקרט-ליברלי. אולם פרופ' ג'ראלד שטיינברג מזכיר כי גם רוזוולט, צרצ'יל וסטאלין עשו מה שהיו צריכים לעשות חרף העוינות.
מאמר דעה: אירופה חוששת מחשיפת פעילותה בישראל
האיחוד מסתיר את פעילותו בישראל מתוך הבנה שחשיפת הניסיון להתערב בהחלטות ישראליות מורכבות תגרור תגובות שליליות. הוא גם חושש מדיון ציבורי שיראה כי הדבר מנכר מיליוני ישראלים, אשר אינם תומכים בארגונים קיצוניים.
[Opinion] Transparent meddling, opaque funding: the EU and NGOs
Prof. Gerald Steinberg argues that EU officials are reluctant to detail funding for Israeli and Palestinian NGOs because they fear public criticism of the EUs use of these NGOs to manipulate Israeli democracy.
[Opinion] From Tragedy to Farce: International Human Rights Day 2012
Prof. Gerald Steinberg reminds us of the abject failure of organizations that claim to promote human rights principles. Ignoring the pleas of victims around the world, they routinely exploit the rhetoric of international law as a weapon in the political war targeting Israel.
מאמר דעה: "סקר האפרטהייד": נזק זדוני וידוע מראש
פרופסור ג'ראלד שטיינברג מסביר כיצד "סקר האפרטהייד" השקרי שפורסם בעיתון הארץ הוא חלק אינטגרלי של המלחמה הפוליטית נגד ישראל. שאלות הסקר נוסחו על ידי אנשים בעלי קשרים הדוקים לקרן החדשה לישראל, לאסטרטגיית דרבן ולניסיונות להחרים את ישראל, ולכן על הקרן החדשה לקבל על עצמה את האחריות לנזק שגרמה.
[Opinion] The Haaretz poll travesty, NIF funding, and the Durban Strategy
Responsibility for the attack, beyond Haaretz, lies with Amiram Goldblum, who runs the Yisraela Goldblum Fund, which paid for costs under the wider framework of the non-profit group known as Signing Anew. This funding, in turn, was provided by the NIF, and Goldblum is a member of NIFs International Council.
[Opinion] The New Israel Fund, Jewish values and atonement
Over the years, the Zionist commitment became blurred, and money from pro-Israel donors was channeled to extreme anti-Israel organizations, including key supporters of the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) campaigns. NIFs network also played a central role in the discredited Goldstone report.
[Opinion] Breaking what silence?
In exploiting the allegations of human rights violations for political propaganda, groups such as Breaking the Silence and their funders are not in any way contributing to the moral imperative of preventing such abuses.
[Opinion] The UN secretary-general and Mary Robinson's Iranian debacle
Ban Ki-Moons planned attendance at a conference in Tehran recalls the preparation for the Durban Conference. In 2001, UN Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson authorized, planned and chaired a meeting in Iran, where Jews and Israelis were not granted visas to attend, and hate-filled texts were issued.
[Opinion] The Debate on Jew-Washing Beyond Ideology
Gerald Steinberg and Yitzhak Santis continue the international discussion on "Jew-washing" -- Jews using their Jewishness to give token cover for BDS and even antisemitism.
[Opinion] On Jew-Washing And BDS
Yitzhak Santis and Gerald Steinberg describe the phenomenon of Jewish activists providing cover for double standards, demonization, and antisemitism directed against Israel.
[Opinion] Facing the Facts: On Human Rights, Bias, and Professional Standards
Prof. Steinberg recaps his remarks from the July 2 book launch of Best Practices, and highlights the contributions of keynote speaker Prof. Franoise Hampson, and panelists Amb. Robbie Sabel and Sigall Horowitz.
מאמר דעה: המסע לחיסול ישראל
ג'ראלד שטיינברג ויצחק סנטיס מציעים שבמקום להמתין למתקפות נוספות מצד ארגונים לא-ממשלתיים, אנחנו חייבים לאתגר ביעילות את תנועת BDS ומממניה ולפעול נגדה בכל הגזרות. אי אפשר להסתפק בפחות, משום שיותר מדי מונח על כפות המאזניים.
[Opinion] The facade of expertise at Human Rights Watch
Gerald Steinberg challenges the white phosphorous claims of Human Rights Watch, highlighting the inherent lack of expertise regarding military operations and weapons.
מכתבים למערכת: שקיפות גם מימין וגם משמאל
פרופסור שטיינברג מגיב על כתבתו של ניר חסון על העמותות שזכו ל"יחס מועדף" מרשם העמותות ופטורות מפרסום שמות התורמים להן. ומדגיש כי השיוך הפוליטי של עמותות אינו רלוונטי כלל לעניין שקיפות מקורות המימון. כל הארגונים הלא-ממשלתיים צריכים לחשוף את מקורות המימון שלהם לפני הציבור הישראלי.
[Opinion] The myths of 1967 and today's realities
Forty-five years after the 1967 war, we desperately need a coherent policy, whether based on the negotiation of defensible borders, an interim agreement that moves in this direction, or a resumption of the process of setting our borders unilaterally.
מאמר דעה: גבולות הידיעה של "בצלם"
פרופ' ג'ראלד שטיינברג מסביר כי החלטת הפצ"ר שלא להגיש כתב אישום לאחר חקירת המקרה הטראגי בו נהרגו רבים מבני משפחת סמוני בעזה במהלך מבצע עופרת יצוקה, מדגישה את ההבנה המוגבלת של ארגונים לא ממשלתיים בנושאים מורכבים של צבא וביטחון. ארגונים שמפרסמים דוחות וגינויים המשתמשים בשפה של מוסריות וחוק בינלאומי, כאשר בפועל דוחות אלו הינם ריקים מתוכן, וגורמים נזק לעקרונות עצמם אותם הם מנסים לקדם.
[Opinion] What B'Tselem does not know and refuses to admit
Gerald Steinberg explains that B'Tselem's response to the al-Samouni incident in the Gaza War shows that NGOs do not posses the expertise on the laws of armed conflict and asymmetric warfare that they claim.
[Opinion] Recalling the Jenin massacre libel
On the tenth anniversary of the Jenin "massacre" libel, Prof. Gerald Steinberg discusses its implications as an early manifestation of the Durban Strategy.
מאמר דעה: בין האפרטהייד הישראלי לבין זכויות האדם בחומס
אירועי "שבוע האפרטהייד הישראלי" נפתחו בקמפוסים שונים ברחבי צפון אמריקה ואירופה. התזמון השנה מצער במיוחד: בשעה שלוחמה פוליטית זו מתרחשת, יחד עם קמפיין החרם, משיכת השקעות ועוד סנקציות נגד ישראל - המשטר הסורי טובח בבני עמו. מצער במיוחד שאנשים המתקראים פעילי זכויות אדם מכלים את זמנם ומרצם בתקיפת ישראל.
[Opinions] Exploiting apartheid for political warfare
In advance of Israeli Apartheid Week, Prof. Steinberg explores how NGOs have cynically exploited apartheid rhetoric to libel Israel. This is the "antithesis of the mutual acceptance required for peace."
[Opinion] Israel's vibrant democracy
Prof. Steinberg discusses the strength of Israeli democracy and the false NGO campaigns that distort this reality.
[Opinion] NGO Warfare
Prof. Gerald Steinberg writes that transparency should be the focus of the ongoing debate about foreign government funding to NGOs in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.
מאמר דעה: צביעות אירופאית בשם הדמוקרטיה
פרופ' ג'ראלד שטיינברג מסביר כיצד המימון האירופי רחב ההיקף ל"ארגונים לא ממשלתיים" בישראל אינו מקדם זכויות אדם, אלא משמש כלי במלחמה הפוליטית נגד ישראל. אם האיחוד האירופי והמדינות החברות בו, שחלק גדול מהן חברות בנאט"ו ומעורבות במלחמות משל עצמן, באמת מאמינים שכוחות הביטחון הישראליים אשמים ב"פשעי מלחמה", הם צריכים להציג האשמות אלה בגלוי ובמישרין, ולא באמצעות מימון מסיבי של ארגוני "חברה אזרחית".
[Opinion] Rockets from Gaza are war crimes
Prof. Gerald Steinberg highlights the lack of action by NGOs and the international community as rockets continue to rain from Gaza into Israel.
[Opinion] Child soldiers of Hamas not the sole victims of a conflict clouded by propaganda
Prof. Gerald Steinberg explains how Hamas and other terrorist groups exploit Palestinian children for attacks against Israeli citizens. Unfortunately, this is ignored by NGOs that claim to campaign for child rights.
Precision-guided or Indiscriminate? NGO Reporting on Compliance with the Laws of Armed Conflict
This monograph analyzes the reporting of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch regarding the 2008-2009 conflict in Gaza and southern Israel. Their factual and legal claims, particularly relating to Israel's use of White Phosphorus and UAVs, are considered in light of military sources, state doctrine, and the academic literature.The analysis demonstrates that many of the NGOs' factual claims are contradicted by expert sources, and that in numerous instances, their presentation of international law is inaccurate or incomplete.
Scandinavian NGO Funding: Promoting Boycotts, Lawfare, and the Rhetoric of Conflict
Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland contribute millions of dollars annually to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that include some of the most radical groups operating in Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The scope of funding from these countries is extensive compared to NGO support from other European governments. NGO Monitors research details the levels of Scandinavian funding received by specific NGOs, as well as the anti-Israel advocacy and demonization campaigns in which these NGOs engage often in direct contradiction to the humanitarian, peace, and human-rights agendas they claim to espouse.
Europes Hidden Hand: EU Funding for Political NGOs in the Arab Israeli conflict
NGO Monitor has published a highly detailed examination of European Union (EU) funding of political NGOs in the Arab-Israeli conflict. The fifty-page report, Europes Hidden Hand, provides the first in depth analysis of this important area, and reveals that between 2005 and 2007, the EU provided tens of millions of Euros from public money to NGOs whose activities directly contradict EU policy. The report also uncovers and analyzes the lack of transparency and accountability in EU funding of NGOs in this region.
Abusing the Holocaust
Kenneth Roth, the head of Human Rights Watch, opened a recent response to critics of his statements on Israel ...by referring to his fathers "escape" from Nazi Germany. Roth often uses this theme in addressing Jewish audiences. In a November 2004 interview with The Jerusalem Post Roth also began his defense by referring to his fathers "stories of life in Nazi Germany until he fled in summer 1938." Roths ...frequent use of this issue suggest that their parents relationship to the Holocaust gives [him] special standing and immunity to criticism. Roth states that "my personal existence is very much a product of human rights abuse," implying he has a moral duty to campaign against such abuse whenever and wherever it takes place, and that Israel should not receive special treatment...
"Ken Roths Blood Libel"
A Malaysian newspaper recently published an article headlined "Israel deliberately targeting civilians, says Human Rights Watch." Turkish newspapers ran similar items, repeating HRWs statements that "Israel intentionally bombs civilians."...
"Human Rights Groups are Working Against Peace"
It is too early to know where Palestinian Authority president Yasser Arafats departure will lead, but for the first time in many years, there is some reason for optimism. Many obstacles must be overcome, but Arafats successors have a chance to move away from armed struggle, incitement, and efforts to erase Israel from the map. To foster this process, they must first end Palestinian chaos and use massive aid for economic development instead of channelling funds to private accounts and illegal arms...
[Opinion] The Moral Imperative
Gerald Steinberg argues the moral complacency of the media's effort to substitute neutral words to describe unspeakable acts of brutality of terrorist groups.