In the Media: United Kingdom

Below is a compilation of articles highlighting NGO Monitor’s contributions to the broader conversation about NGOs, funding, and accountability in the United Kingdom.  These include blogs and op-eds written by NGO Monitor and staff, as well as articles citing NGO Monitor, or otherwise relevant to our mission.

When foreign govs meddle in Israeli politics

New York Post, February 10, 2017

“Directly or indirectly, UK government outlays of more than $2.5 million have gone to “groups that polarize Israeli society and for campaigns exploiting false allegations of ‘war crimes,’ ” says Gerald Steinberg of the watchdog outfit NGO Monitor.”

PM Netanyahu Asks UK’s PM May to Stop Funding Anti-Israel NGOs

Hana Levi Julian, Jewish Press, February 06, 2017

“Breaking the Silence has been receiving funds originating with the British government via aid organizations, the NGO Monitor reports. ..“For many years, the UK, like other European governments, has streamed money to groups that polarize Israeli society, and for campaigns exploiting false allegations of ‘war crimes’, Prof. Gerald Steinberg, President of NGO Monitor, commented.”

Britain puts millions of shekels to the organization ‘Breaking the Silence’ (Hebrew)

Nir Mualem, Channel 20, February 7, 2017 (See also Kol Chai)

“Professor Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor Research Institute: “For many years, the UK, like other European governments, has streamed money to groups that polarize Israeli society and for campaigns exploiting false allegations of ‘war crimes’.”

Netanyahu Asks British PM May to Stop Funding Anti-occupation Group Breaking the Silence

Barak David, Haaretz, February 06, 2017

“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked his British counterpart, Theresa May, to stop the British Foreign Office from funding left-wing Israeli organizations, first and foremost the veterans’ group Breaking the Silence (BtS)… Prime Minister’s Office said Britain indirectly funds BtS by funding groups like Christian Aid and CAFOD, which then pass on funds to BtS.”

Why are we letting the UK to go crazy inside Israel? (Hebrew)

Roi Idan, NRG, January 11, 2017

“Is the British have double standards in that matter? Analysis of NGO Monitor reports shows that the UK, by its official bodies, grants millions of pounds to political NGOs, some of them are clearly anti Israeli…”

Document Prepared for Knesset Meeting on British Parliament Action Against Antisemitism and Hate Crimes

NGO Monitor, January 04, 2017

NGO Monitor prepared a document for Knesset Members and British Parliamentarians for a meeting discussing Antisemitism and Hate Crimes.

Evaluating the UK’s New Policy Guidelines for Palestinian Funding

NGO Monitor, December 19, 2016

Changes to the UK’s funding to the Palestinian Authority can be attributed in part to ongoing NGO Monitor activities in the UK emphasizing the impact of British funding to NGOs in Israel and the PA.

European Funded NGOs linked to PFLP Terror Network, IBA News (Hebrew)

NGO Monitor, November 22, 2016

Report from IBA News based on NGO Monitor research, European Funded NGOs linked to PFLP Terror Network

[Opinion] Britain’s self-inflicted wound

Anne Herzberg, The Jerusalem Post, November 01, 2016

Anne Herzberg describes the hypocrisy of the UK’s protecting its soldiers from claims against them in British courts, while funding the very same campaign against Israel.

Head of War on Want Departs, Leaves Legacy of BDS

NGO Monitor, September 11, 2016

John Hilary, Executive Director of War on Want, will be stepping down from his position, as the UK Charity Commission considers complaints about “campaigning and political activities” by the organization.

Critique of the House of Commons Library Briefing Paper “Israel and the Palestinians: no through road?”

NGO Monitor, July 27, 2016

A recent document from the UK House of Commons contains generalities and unsupported assertions, taking much of its information from biased NGOs that lack credibility.

The Role of EU Funding in UK “Lawfare” against MK Tzipi Livni

NGO Monitor, July 24, 2016

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights, an EU-funded NGO, is the driving force behind the ongoing lawfare campaign against Tzipi Livni and other senior Israeli officials.

NGO Influence on the House of Lords “Library Note” (withdrawn) on Palestinian Children

NGO Monitor, July 20, 2016

The British House of Lords is set to debate issues relating to Palestinian children. A briefing paper prepared in advance, which was withdrawn this week, presents a one-sided, biased narrative of Palestinian suffering relies heavily on the “findings” of political advocacy NGOs.

Background on NGO Allegations and UK Request to Question Tzipi Livni

NGO Monitor, July 03, 2016

UK Government Memo on Peace Now (1982)

NGO Monitor, June 21, 2016

An official document from 1982 sheds light on how the UK perceived the role of NGOs in Israeli society, and the possible harms of foreign government funding for Israeli civil society.

UK Parliament Debates Aid, NGO Funding

Shaun Sacks, NGO Monitor, June 14, 2016

At the UK House of Commons debate on the UK foreign aid budget, NGO Monitor research was quoted as a source of how funds are being misused and allocated to NGOs whose activities defy UK policy and values.

[Opinion] Rejecting Britain’s Anti-Semitic Left

Professor Gerald M. Steinberg, Canadian Jewish News, May 19, 2016

Gerald Steinberg demonstrates how antisemitism in the UK goes far beyond the British Labour Party, and is found on university campuses and among groups claiming to promote human rights and other liberal values.