Direct Funding

  • In 2017, the Culture and Free Thought Association received $458,016 from Japan.
  • In 2016, Mossawa received NIS 52,720 from Japan to “anchor the legal rights of the Israeli-Arab citizens.”
    • In April 2018, Mossawa called for a “March to the Palestinian Coast of Atlit” (sic) to mark the “Nakba.” The statement refers to “Zionist gangs” who “conquered our villages and cities…after a chilling massacre” and alleges that “Israel has not stopped planning to destroy tens of Arab villages, the seizure and control of lands, the destruction of houses and the expulsion of the residents and their concentration in isolated areas.”
  • In 2018, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) received €1.1 million from Japan.
    • MSF rhetoric includes accusing Israel of “collective punishment,” “indiscriminate bombings,” and “wholesale massacres. In May 2018, during the violence on the Gaza border, MSF condemned Israel’s use of force, describing it as “unacceptable and inhuman.” MSF further claimed that “this bloodbath is the continuation of the Israeli army’s policy during the last seven weeks: shooting with live ammunition at demonstrators, on the assumption that anyone approaching the separation fence is a legitimate target.” MSF ignored the violent nature of the protests, which included Molotov cocktails, arson, and attempts to breach the border fence with Israel.
  • Church World Service
    • Church World Service 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.
    • Lobbies churches, policymakers and the general public and in the U.S. “to give voice to the issues that affect hunger people and promote sustainable solutions.”
    • In April 2016, President and CEO of Church World Service, John L. McCullough 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.”
  • Japan International Volunteer Center (JVC)
  • Campaign for the Children of Palestine (CCP-Japan)
  • 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.
    • The Japan Platform has provided funding to the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC), a Palestinian NGO that is highly active in promoting BDS campaigns. (See below for further funding information.)
  • 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 April 2018, the US Department of Justicefined NPA $11 million for civil fraud. NPA was charged with violating the US False Claims Act for providing material support to Iran and Palestinian terror groups, Hamas, the PFLP, and the DFLP. According to Manhattan US Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman:  “For years, Norwegian People’s Aid obtained grant money from USAID by falsely representing that it had not provided, and would take reasonable steps to ensure that it did not knowingly provide, material support to prohibited parties under U.S. law.”
    • In April 2017, NPA hosted Al-Haq’s General Director, Shawan Jabarin, who has alleged ties to the PFLP terrorist organization and as such has previously been denied exit visas by Israel and Jordan.

Indirect Funding

  • Japan also provides indirect funding through multiple UN frameworks and aid organizations such as the Japan Platform and Campaign for the Children of Palestine (CCP-Japan).

Funding via UN Frameworks

Funding to UNICEF

Funding to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)

Funding to the World Food Programme (WFP)

  • In 20182020, Japan granted $4.9 million to the World Food Programme for projects with Ard El Insan.
    • According to the Canada Revenue Agency, Ard El Insan is reportedly tied to Hamas. Ard El Insan has received money from the International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy (IRFAN), a terrorist entity designated as such by the Canadian government. This decision was based on findings that money was transferred from IRFAN to various organizations that then funneled funds to or cooperated with Hamas.

Japan Platform

Japanese Funding to Palestinian and Israeli NGOs

Funding MechanismAmountYearImplementing NGO(s)
World Food Programme$3,575,259 (Project code: OPT-18/F/114825/561)2018-2020Ard El Insan
$1.3 million (Project code: OPT-18/F/114825/561)2018-2020
United Nations Population Fund$500,0002018Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS)
UNMAS$157,701 (Project code: OPT-18/P-HR-RL/114856/5116)2018Ma’an Development Center
$840,949 (Project code: OPT-17/MA/96758/51162017
$407,000 (Project code: OPT-16/P-HRRL/86212/5116)2016
UNICEF$114,144 (Project code: OPT-17/P-HR-RL/98150/124)2017Addameer, Al-Mezan, B’Tselem, Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCI-P)
$57,071 (Project code: OPT-17/P-HR-RL/98164/124)2017Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCI-P), Palestinian Counselling Center
$456,575 (Project code: OPT-17/P-HR-RL/98106/124)2017Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (PCDCR)
$191,191 (Project code: OPT-17/E/97831/124)2017Ecumenical Accompaniment in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) and Christian Peacemaking Teams (CPT)
$376,674 (Project code: OPT-17/E/98274/124)2017Ma’an Development Center
Japan Platform$579,2102014-2016PARC Interpeoples’ Cooperation (PARCIC), Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC), and Japan Platform
Campaign for the Children of Palestine (CCP-Japan)$663,2122015Campaign for the Children of Palestine (CCP-Japan) and Culture and Free Thought Association (CFTA)


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