Tovah Lazaroff’s article "American Jew finances campaign against demolition of Palestinian homes" (June 12) once again failed to give the full picture of the activities of Jeff Halper’s Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD).

In detailed reports NGO Monitor has shown that ICAHD employs language that demonizes the State of Israel, draws comparisons with the treatment of the Jews by the Nazis, and supports the ongoing boycott campaign against Israel’s universities.

Halper, who received EU funding under the Partnership for Peace program, travels the world spreading this vociferous rhetoric and claiming, "The Israelis just don’t get it."

That anyone should help him in his attacks on Israel is a sad reflection of the lack of scrutiny applied to such highly politicized NGOs as ICAHD.

Gerald Steinberg
Executive Director
NGO Monitor