|In their own words||“Spanish nonprofit organization working in the field of solidarity, human rights and development cooperation, trying to influence social awareness to contribute to the creation of a fair and supportive international network working towards equitable development worldwide.”|
- In 2015, Paz con Dignidad (PcD) received €600,621 in five grants from the Andalucía Agency for International Development Cooperation, the Basque Agency for Development Cooperation (AVCD), the provincial deputations of Bizkaia and Cordoba, and the municipality of Fuenlabrada for projects with the Union of Health Work Committees (UHWC). (See further information on UHWC below.)
- In 2015, PcD also received €7,026 from the municipality of Basauri (a city in the Basque region) for the project “Resistance in Palestine. Women and culture in the construction of collective identity.”
- PcD has several offices around Spain.
- PcD sponsors a journal, Revista Pueblos, a “quarterly publication of information and debate linked to social movements and with a clear international vocation.” The journal is funded by AACID, AVCD, and the Basque Provincial Deputations of Gipuzkoa and Bizcaya, among others.
- On February 7, 2017, PcD was a signatory on a call to “end the European complicity – marking 100 years of injustice against the Palestinian people.” The call “solemnly reaffirm[ed] that in 2017, after 100 years of spoliation, denial and ethnic cleansing, the rights of the Palestinian people must finally be implemented.”
- In September 2016, Revista Pueblos published an article titled “Against Oblivion. Photographic Memory of Palestine Before the Nakba, 1889-1948,” covering a book of photographs that depict “Photographs showing people living their lives normally, without even imagining how much their life would be wounded and thrown into exile, occupation, diaspora” (NGO Monitor translation).
- In a 2014 interview for Hispan TV, Teresa Aranguren, member of the editorial board at Revista Pueblos, stated: “The problem of the Middle East is not Hamas, but Israel.”
- PcD coordinator and Cordoba Council member Amparo Pernichi spoke in March 2016 at the “Tree of resistance of the Palestinian People in Cordoba [Andalucía],” invoking classical antisemitic themes: “This has been perfectly organized all along, from the 19th Century, with Theodor Herzl being the first one to talk about Zionism. (…) Another important decision, Balfour, in World War I, he asked the Israelis (sic) that lived throughout the world and that had a lot of money, the richest ones, to help settle the people of Zion in that territory. Those two historical events paved the way for the genocide that happened later. (…) This place is emblematic because we used to gather together here in the recent genocidal episode against Gaza, and I say the recent, because they haven’t stopped killing since then” (NGO Monitor translation, emphasis added).
- PcD is listed as an “endorser” of the 2016 Women’s Boat to Gaza, which claims that Israel has “launched countless attacks against the besieged population, turning their life into a nightmare.”
- In its 2015 annual report, PcD referred to the 2015 decision of Israeli authorities close an HWC center in Shuafat as part of a “campaign carried out by the government of Israel in order to expel civil human rights organizations in the city and implement their Judaization policies.”
- PcD regularly promotes BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns.
- As a Cordoba Council Member, Amparo Pernichi tried to promote a boycott resolution against Israel on behalf of the municipality of Cordoba. As part of this initiative, Pernichi also called to “rethink” events organized by the city council that had nothing to do with Israel solely because of their Jewishness, such as the festival for Sephardic music.
- In January 2017, PcD invited Omar Barghouti, Manal Tamimi, and Munther Amira to the Casa Árabe (Arab House) for a discussion on “Nonviolent resistance and boycott of Israel (BDS) for Human Rights.” The Arab House decided to cancel the scheduled lecture.
- Omar Barghouti is the co-founder of Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and a leader in BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) campaigns against Israel. He supports a “right to resist,” including armed resistance, uses Nazi rhetoric, and supports a one-state solution.
- Manal Tamimi is a board member of the “Popular Struggle Coordination Committee” (PSCC), a non-governmental organization (NGO) that organizes protests that have turned violent. Tamimi has promoted terrorism, violence, and virulent antisemitism, as well as using Nazi and Holocaust rhetoric on her Twitter account.
- Munther Amira is the general director of PSCC. In response to a violent demonstration in Bethlehem in December 2016, Amira told Israeli media outlet Ynet: “we are here to protest and to say that the occupation and terror are two sides of the same coin. We want to tell the world that Palestinians deal with organized terror. We will continue to cope in order to struggle against the Nazi occupation.”
- In September 2016, PcD was a signatory on a letter to German performers Blixa Bergeld and Teho Teardo titled “Don’t play in Apartheid Israel!” The letter accused Israel of committing “numerous violations of international law in occupied Palestinian territories” and stated that it “would be extremely disappointing if artists of your stature chose to break this call for solidarity with the Palestinian people, particularly at a time when Israel is escalating its daily attacks on them.”
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