European funding for refusal propaganda in high schools
- NGO Monitor research shows that the radical NGO New Profile is funded directly by Quakers UK, SIVMO (Netherlands), Cordaid (Netherlands, receives Dutch gov’t and EU funding), Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP), Gush Shalom, Zochrot, and other organizations and individuals.
- As reported in the Jerusalem Post, New Profile has been prohibited from making presentations in public schools due to its calls for Israelis to refuse to serve in the military.
- According to the Minister of Education, Gideon Sa’ar, “It is impossible that there will be preaching for draft-dodging or against enlistment in the IDF in our schools.”
- New Profile is also an active member of the NIF-funded Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP), an umbrella group that also includes Machsom Watch, Women in Black, and others. CWP’s mission statement emphasizes its commitment “to the struggle to end the occupation; to the full involvement of women in peace negotiations; to an end to the excessive militarization of Israeli society.”
Prof. Gerald Steinberg said: “The encouragement of army insubordination and draft dodging is a problem on both the fringe right and left. New Profile represents yet another example of funding for radical agendas in Israel by foreign governments and church groups like Cordaid in order to undermine the security and legitimacy of the Jewish state.”
For more information, see NGO Monitor’s reports and analysis on New Profile.