- Funds a number of NGOs that are highly active in the global political warfare campaigns against Israel, including Adalah, Gisha, Zochrot, Badil, Coalition of Women for Peace, HaMoked, Breaking the Silence, Defense for Children International-Palestine, and Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling.
- Held an expo on “Peaceful resistance in Palestine and Israel” in May 2016. The corresponding booklet reproduced information from Zochrot, Breaking the Silence, Combatants for Peace, Parents Circle Families Forum, and other political advocacy NGOs.
- Was a signatory to the 2012 report “Trading Away Peace” that repeats the BDS agenda, calling on EU and individual European governments to wage political warfare through various forms of economic sanctions on Israel.
- Implementing the policy of not issuing tourist visas to BDS activists, Brigitte Herremans, a member of Broederlijk Delen’s “Lobbying Department,” was denied entry when a “Familiarization Trip,” organized by Broederlijk Delen and Pax Christi Flanders, landed in Israel on September 9, 2016.
- Herremans wrote an article commemorating the 65th anniversary of the “Nakba” (catastrophe), linking to Adalah’s website and a petition to “Stop the Prawer Plan.” (For more information on NGO campaigns and distortions regarding the Negev Bedouin, see “NGOs and the Negev Bedouin Issue un the Context of Political Warfare.”)
- Herremans also encourages the EU “to confront Israel with the fundamental choice of whether it wants to continue its occupation and systematic violations of international law (with all the criticism that comes along with this) or if it wants to be a full and respected member of the international community.”
- Organized a “peace trip” (October 26, 2012- November 6, 2012) to Israel with Pax Christi Flanders, which included tours to various refugee camps, as well as meetings with political advocacy groups such as OCHA, the Norwegian Refugee Council, Breaking the Silence, Coalition of Women for Peace, Gisha, and the Parents Circle Family Forum. The itinerary did not include meetings with mainstream Israeli groups or Jewish refugees from Arab and Muslim countries and was based entirely on the Palestinian perspective.
- Produced an alternative tourism brochure in which it recommends visits with Sabeel and tours with Zochrot. The brochure also highlights the politicized tours of Breaking the Silence and includes information by EAPPI and the St. Yves Society as information references. These NGOs present a one-sided perspective of the Arab-Israeli conflict, based entirely on the Palestinian narrative, and promote the BDS campaign against Israel.
- Co-signed a 2011 Amnesty International letter to the Quartet, following the publication of the Palmer Report, requesting that Quartet members affirm the illegality of the “closure regime on Gaza,” despite the Palmer Report’s clarification that the naval blockade on Gaza is legal.
Broederlijk Delen Funding to Israeli/Palestinian NGOs
Information on Israeli NGOs for 2016 and 2017 was taken from quarterly reports submitted to the Israeli Registrar of Non-Profits; 2013-2015 from Broederlijk Delen annual reports.
|Zochrot||NIS 19,984||€70,000 (including €52,000 from DGD)||€40,000 (including €32,000 from DGD)||€40,000 (including €32,000 from DGD)||€50,000 (including €40,000 from DGD)|
|Breaking the Silence||NIS 160,464||€65,000 (including €52,000 from DGD)||€40,000 (including €32,000 from DGD)||€40,000 (including €32,000 from DGD)||€25,513|
|Gisha||NIS 141,714||€60,000 (including €48,000 from DGD)||€60,000 (including €48,000 from DGD)||€60,000 (including €48,000 from DGD)||€60,000 (including €48,000 from DGD)|
|Adalah||NIS 36,644||€50,000 (including €40,000 from DGD)||€50,000 (including €40,000 from DGD)||€50,000 (including €40,000 from DGD)||€45,000 (including €36,000 from DGD)|
|Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling||€50,000 (including €40,000 from DGD)||€60,000 (including €48,000 from DGD)||€40,000 (including €32,000 from DGD)||€30,000|
|Defense for Children International – Palestine||€40,000 (including €32,000 from DGD)||€40,000 (including €32,000 from DGD)||€40,000 (including €32,000 from DGD)||€20,000|
|Parents Circle Families Forum||€30,000||€20,000||€20,000||N/A|
2012 NGO Grantees
|Breaking the Silence||€30,000 (2012)|
|Defence for Children International- Palestine Section||€20,000 (2012)|
|Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counseling||€30,000 (2012)|
The following grantees also received funding from the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGD) as part of the Broederlijk Delen grants:
|Adalah||€45,000 (DGD contribution of €36,000)|
|Gisha||€60,000 (DGD contribution of €48,000)|
|Zochrot||€50,000 (DGD contribution of €48,000); Zochrot's 2013 financial report shows a grant of NIS 123,684 from Broederlijk Delen.|
|Theatre Day Productions||€60,000 (DGD contribution of €48,000)|
Between 2008 and 2011, the following Israeli organizations received funding from Broederlijk Delen:
|NGO||Amount and Year|
|Adalah||199,510 NIS (2011); 357,107 NIS (2010)|
|Breaking the Silence||258,605 NIS (2011); 35,268 NIS (2010)|
|Coalition of Women for Peace||5,752 NIS (2009)|
|Gisha||296,597 NIS (2011); 237,160 NIS (2010); 165,729 NIS (2009); 104,011 NIS (2008)|
|Hamoked||€29,939 (2010); €21,000 (2009)|
|Zochrot||212,815 NIS (2011); 189,199 NIS from "Broederlijk Delen& Gov" (2010); 206,003 NIS (2009); 183,477 NIS (2008)|