EMHRF has provided grants to a number of highly biased and politicized NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict, including Who Profits, B’Tselem, Public Committee against Torture in Israel (PCATI), and Al Marsad.
The Danish government funds numerous Israeli and Palestinian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) directly through the Danish International Development Agency (Danida), the Danish Embassy in Tel Aviv, and the Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat, and indirectly by outsourcing to church groups and aid organizations such as DanChurchAid and Oxfam GB. The Danish government also provides support to DanWatch, a vocal supporter of BDS (boycotts, divestment, and sanctions) against Israel.
Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat: Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands
Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands jointly fund Israeli and Palestinian NGOs through the Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat (the “Secretariat”).
EuroMed Rights, previously known as Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), regularly lobbies the EU and UN and disproportionately focuses on Israel and holds it responsible for the continuation of the conflict. Reflecting this one-sided bias, EuroMed Rights members in “Israel/OPT” are all highly politicized NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
According to its website, “DanChurchAid is rooted in the Danish National Evangelical Lutheran Church.” Aims to conduct “humanitarian aid and development assistance in close cooperation with churches and other cooperative partners.”
Mu’assasat Secretariat was founded in 2006 to support Israeli and Palestinian NGOs. It was a branch of the Copenhagen Development Consultancy (CDC) organization, which went bankrupt in July 2007, resulting in Mu’assasat’s closure.