A group of German NGOs and the University of Potsdam are slated to host a conference with a Palestinian alleged to have connections to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist organization.
The July 7 conference calls for the implementation of a controversial international court opinion on the West Bank security barrier.
“This is an immoral anti-Israel propaganda event, under the facade of an academic conference, and exploiting the language of international law and human rights. Most of the speakers are active in political warfare through BDS [boycott, divestment and sanctions] and lawfare, and are using the notorious ICJ ‘advisory opinion’ to demonize Israel. Shawan Jabarin is alleged to have ties to the PFLP terrorist group,” Prof. Gerald Steinberg told The Jerusalem Post by email on Thursday.
Steinberg added, “A June 2007 decision by the Israeli Supreme Court called Jabarin a ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde,’ a human rights campaigner by day and a terrorist by night.
And the sponsors of this farce, Brot für die Welt–Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (EED) and Hilfswerk Misereor, are deeply involved in demonizing Israel, as documented by NGO Monitor. The transfer of German taxpayer funds to organizations and events that promote hate is blatantly unethical.”
EED, Misereor, and the human rights center of the University of Potsdam are slated to hold the conference titled: The ICJ’s Wall Opinion Revisited: Towards its Effective Implementation.