Ha’aretz, picking up on NGO Monitor’s report on this month’s upcoming anti-Israel NGO meeting in Brussels, reported August 12 on the efforts of the Israeli government to prevent the meeting:

"Israel is about to launch a public campaign to call off an anti-Israeli seminar scheduled to take place at the European Parliament in Brussels later this month, Foreign Ministry sources told Haaretz. The ministry is enlisting the support of parliament members and Zionist leaders in Europe. The seminar is being organized by the United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, established in 1975. Since Jerusalem learned of the seminar two weeks ago, diplomats have been trying to persuade the European Parliament to ban the event, which Israeli sources described as geared toward "passing unilateral condemnations against Israel."

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