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  • The Netherlands funds numerous Israeli and Palestinian NGOs directly through government entities including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the Embassy in Tel Aviv, the Representative Office in Ramallah (NRO), and the Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat(the Secretariat), and indirectly by outsourcing to Dutch church groups and aid organizations, such as ICCO and Oxfam-Novib.
  • The Dutch government has provided over €75 million in direct and indirect funding to NGOs operating in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza since 2014.
  • In May 2016, Dutch MPs Voorderwind (Christian Union), Ten Broeke (VVD), and Van der Staaij (SGP) submitted written questions to the Minister of Foreign Affairs about indirect Dutch support for pro-BDS activism.
  • On June 16, 2016, a majority of the Dutch Parliament (of 78 out of the 150 members) adopted a resolution that demanded the government review and halt, as soon as possible, all direct and indirect funding to radical NGOs that support BDS against Israel.

Direct Funding

Human Rights and Humanitarian Law International Secretariat

Dutch infographic-funding


Funding via Embassy in Tel Aviv

Funding via Embassy in Tel Aviv

NGOAmount and Year
Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI)NIS 140,441 (2016)
Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)NIS 140,437 (2016)
BimkomNIS 10,342 (2015)
Ir AmimNIS 7,209 (2015)
Hamoked NIS 7,280 (2017)
NIS 140,975 (2015)


Funding via Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Funding via Representative Office in Ramallah

Funding via Representative Office in Ramallah

NGOAmount and Year
Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC)€8.4 million (2013-2018)
$11,250,000 (2017-2021)
AMAN Coalition€961,028 (2013-2017)
Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees€36.53 million (2008-2013)
The Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR)€1.2 million (2014-2017)
Musawa€817,063 (2013-2015)
€1.38 million (2016-2020)


Indirect Funding


Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO)

Kerk in Actie



  • PAX (formerly IKV Pax Christi) received €9.9 million from the Dutch government in 2015-2016 through the MSFII funding program. PAX was chosen in “2015 as a strategical partner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.” In 2016, PAX received €12.8 million from the Dutch government.
  • Pax does not disclose funding to Israeli or Palestinian NGOs.


Indirect Funding

NGOAmount and Year
ICCONot Transparent
Oxfam NovibNot Transparent
Kerk in ActieNot Transparent
CordaidNot Transparent

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