|In their own words||“a network of Palestinian grassroots community groups from all over the Jordan Valley and international supporters” that aims “to protect Palestinian existence” by “monitoring, recording and aiming to prevent the abuse of Palestinian human rights by the Israeli occupation and settlers.”|
- Does not list donors or financial information. Does not list founding members or names of officials, reflecting a complete lack of transparency and accountability.
- Website does list partner organizations, which include: Machsom Watch, L’Association France Palestine Solidarité (AFPS), and Brighton Jordan Valley Solidarity, and notes that it has “volunteers from Argentina, Britain and Columbia [sic].”
- Accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing,” “apartheid,” “military intimidation and harassment,” “land grab and colonization,” “harassment and demolitions,” and “rights abuses.”
- Cites highly biased and inaccurate information by Human Rights Watch, B’Tselem, Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions (ICAHD), Alternative Information Center, Save the Children, Oxfam, Electronic Intifada, Mondoweiss, and other politicized NGOs.
- Maintains that Israel seeks to “eliminate the Palestinian presence in the Jordan Valley.”
- Supports BDS (boycotts, divestments and sanctions) campaigns against Israel and works “to expose” Israeli companies that “export products made on stolen Palestinian land with stolen Palestinian resources.”
- Falsely claims that “[s] ince its occupation in 1967, Israel has monopolized, destroyed and exhausted the area’s water resources” and “forbids Palestinians from using the Jordan River.” Allegations regarding water rights and availability are often used by NGOs as part of the larger delegitimization campaign against Israel.
- The “Volunteer Blogs” section of its website features a blog by Martna Fortunato, a journalist who has also worked for the Alternative Information Center and EWASH, an NGO that presents distorted narratives of water rights in order to falsely accuse Israel of violating international law.
- References a 2012 report, “Trading Away Peace: How Europe Helps Sustain Illegal Israeli settlements,” published by 22 NGOs, which repeats the BDS agenda, calling on the EU and national governments to wage political warfare through various forms of economic sanctions on Israel. (Click here to read NGO Monitor’s analysis on “Trading Away Peace”: How Biased Political NGOs Fuel Conflict).
- Co-organized a March 2013 “Freedom Ride” in the Jordan Valley, which claimed to show “the realities of life and struggle under settler colonialism, military occupation and state-sanctioned apartheid.”
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