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  • Ireland, via its program for overseas development Irish Aid, provides millions of euros through direct and indirect funding processes to politicized non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in Ireland, Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.
  • Organizations receiving Irish funding lead campaigns and political activities that are inconsistent with Ireland’s policies to promote peace and a two-state framework in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Some of these groups also promote antisemitic rhetoric and have alleged ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) – a designated terrorist organization by the USEUCanada, and Israel.
  • In 2016, Ireland’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) to the West Bank and Gaza was €5.1 million, an approximate 40% drop in funding from 2015.
  • In 2015, the West Bank and Gaza received almost €3 million for humanitarian assistance. This funding was not renewed in 2016.
  • Between 2015- 2016, the Irish government provided direct funding of €1.4 million to Israeli and Palestinian NGOs, and over €32 million in 2016 to Irish and international NGOs involved in activities in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. Some of the latter groups then transfer funding to Israeli and Palestinian NGOs.

Direct Funding from the Irish Government

Irish Aid’s 2013-2016 annual reports list the following funding to political advocacy NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli Conflict. The Annual Reports only include grants over €50,000.

For further details on direct funding to Israeli NGOs, based on submissions to the Israeli Registrar of Non-Profits, see Appendix 1.

Irish Aid Funding to Israeli and Palestinian NGOs (in euros)

 

Irish Aid Funding to Irish and International NGOs (in euros)1

For further details on direct funding to Israeli NGOs, based on submissions to the Israeli Registrar of Non-Profits, see Appendix 2.

Indirect Funding from Irish Aid to Israeli and Palestinian NGOs

NGOs in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza receive indirect Irish Aid funding through the organizations discussed above.

Footnotes

  1. Oxfam International is marked only as “Oxfam"; Grants to Save the Children and Action contre la faim are listed as “through key partner countries"; We Effect’s funding is noted as “through key partner countries” (2014-2015)

Appendix 1

Direct Funding to Israeli NGOs (in NIS)

2013-2014 figures based on NGO annual reports, 2015-2017 figures based on quarterly reports submitted to the Israeli Registrar for Non-Profits

NGODonorYearSum (NIS)Project
Yesh DinMFA – Ireland2017363,942Law enforcement project, lands and security forces investigation
2015379,800Law enforcement project, lands and security forces investigation
2014425,700Security forces investigation project
2013428,330Security forces investigation project
GishaIrish Aid2016356,418Promote the NGO’s goals
2015380,241Promote the NGO’s goals
2014430,146Promote the NGO’s goals
2013431,935Promote the NGO’s goals
Emek ShavehMFA – Ireland201493,304N/A
Comet MEMFA- Ireland2016299,377Installation electricity and water systems
Irish Aid2014358,311N/A
2013287,149N/A
BimkomEmbassy – Ireland2016333,529Planning rights in Area C and Jerusalem
2015359,249Planning rights in Area C and Jerusalem
2014396,262Planning rights in Area C and Jerusalem
2013318,597General Support

 

Appendix 2

Indirect Funding to Israeli NGOs (in NIS)

2013-2014 figures based on NGO annual reports, 2015-2017 figures based on quarterly reports submitted to the Israeli Registrar for Non-Profits

NGODonorYearSUMProject
ZochrotChristian Aid2015275,830Supporting educational discussion of “Right of Return”
Oxfam - GB201425,878Supporting an educational program
Trocaire201346,000Collecting testimonies project
Who ProfitsTrocaire2017114,770Research
201685,068
201586,754
201494,496
Coalition of Women for PeaceTrocaire201323,847"Who Profits?" Project
Breaking the SilenceTrócaire201790,003General Support
2016105,865
2015384,408
Front Line Bol201631,517Public Activity
201472,377
B'TselemFront Line BOL201519,293General Support
Christian Aid Ireland2017121,147General Support
2016168,168
2015171,821
2014187,564General Support
2013188,920
Trócaire201768,682Gender training
201661,479
21,236General Support
2015104,331General Support
201472,111N/A
2013143,568
GishaTrócaire2017138,919Promote the honoring of international law within the Israeli authorities
2015211,530Promote the honoring of international law within the Israeli authorities
2014153,082
Oxfam - GB201746,070Promote economic rights
2016197,141
201589,911
2014233,444
2013131,311
Rabbis for Human RightsTrócaire2013213,818N/A
2014231,704
HaMokedTrócaire20137,084N/A
2014159,395

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