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Country/TerritoryJapan

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Funding to UNICEF

Direct Funding

  • Campaign for the Children of Palestine (CCP-Japan)
  • Japan International Volunteer Center (JVC)
  • Japan Platform (JPF)
    • In 2016, the Japan Platform received $3.2 million from the Japanese government for “Humanitarian assistance in Gaza.”
    • In the description of their “Humanitarian assistance to Gaza” project, JPF ignores the context of Palestinian terrorism, its effect on Israeli civilians, and Israel’s right to self-defense.
  • Norwegian People’s Aid
    • In 20152016, Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) received $1.8 million from Japan.
    • NPA played a central role in lobbying the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) to divest from Israeli companies “involved in building activities in the illegal settlements,” promoting distorted factual and legal claims.
    • In June 2016, NPA worked with the Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees (Fagforbundet) to publish a second draft of its May 2012 document, “Dangerous Liaisons,” which falsely alleged that Norwegian companies, through financial investments in Israel, are participating in international law and human rights abuses. The original document was cited as a central resource for the GPFG campaign, as well as other Norwegian BDS efforts. The document relies heavily upon Israeli BDS NGO Who Profits.
    • In October 2014, NPA, in cooperation with the Fagforbundet trade union, began a campaign against G4S demanding that “G4S withdraws from all activities on occupied Palestinian land, and stop all deliveries to Israeli prisons where Palestinian prisoners are imprisoned in violation of the Geneva Conventions.”
    • Initiated a 2013 campaign, together with Fagforbundet, to implore Staples Norway to stop selling SodaStream products due to the company’s “support for the illegal occupation of Palestine.”
  • Church World Service
    • Church World Service (CWS) lists the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs as its donor. CWS does not detail the amount it receives, reflecting a lack of transparency and accountability,
    • In April 2016, Reverend John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service, signed an “Atlanta Summit of Churches in the USA and the Holy Land” document titled “Pursuing Peace and Strengthening Presence,” that “Encourage[d] reference to the Kairos Palestine message as an established initiative.”
      • Kairos Palestine calls for BDS against Israel; denies the Jewish historical connection to Israel in theological terms; and rationalizes, justifies, and trivializes terrorism, calling it “legal resistance.”
  • Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
    • In 20152016, MSF received $3.1 million from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    • In August 2016, MSF celebrated its 20 year anniversary of working in Hebron with a “play which displays the ongiong [sic] struggle in Hebron’s H2 area… [and a] photo exhibition showcasing the psychological effects of occupation and violence on Palestinians.”
    • In December 2015, MSF-France launched an exhibition titled “In Between Wars,” meant to display “the haunting and recurrent side of the violence of daily life under occupation.” The exhibition pays tribute to Palestinian “martyrs” and refers to images of “Palestinian young throw[ing] stones and Molotov cocktails at heavily armed Israeli soldiers” as scenes “iconic of the Palestinian resistance against occupation.” The exhibition was described by the head of MSF-USA as “depicting the humanitarian hardships Palestinians face,” but, in reality, the exhibition served as a showcase for virulent anti-Israel propaganda.
      • Roger Cukierman, head of the Council of Jewish Institutions in France, condemned the display as “an apology for terrorism…that could inflame antisemitic violence.”
      • In 2016, the exhibition was displayed in Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.
  • Mossawa
    • In 2016, Mossawa received $15,317 from Japan to “anchor the legal rights of the Israeli-Arab citizens.”
    • Utilizes “various methods, including governmental advocacy in the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) and government, international advocacy with a particular focus in Europe, the United States, and South Africa,” and “contributed several position papers used in the decision making processes of international actors such as the UN, EU, and the US state departments.”

Indirect Funding

  • Culture and Free Thought Association
    • In 2015, Culture and Free Thought Association (CFTA) received $663,212 via CCP-Japan.
    • Participates in discriminatory campaigns such as “Love in the Time of Apartheid: The Palestinians Campaign for Repealing Israel’s Racist Law Denying Family Reunification.
    • As a member of the Palestinian Women Coalition of UNSCR 1325, CFTA called upon the ICC Prosecutor’s Office to Palestine to “take concrete actions towards investigating war crimes committed against Palestinians” and “hold the Israeli perpetrators accountable for their war crimes.”
  • Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC)
    • Between 2014-2016, PARC received $579,210 via the Japan Platform.
    • According to PARC’s “2014-2018 Strategic Plan,” one of PARC’s strategic goals is “`Holding the occupation accountable towards Palestinian rights related to the agricultural sector and rural areas” by “Boycotting…Israelis’ settlement products” and “Supporting the cooperation and coordination with the boycott committees.”

Footnotes

  1. Security Council resolution passed after 9/11 aimed at facilitating international efforts to curtail the activities of terrorist organizations.

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