Jerusalem-based watchdog NGO Monitor this week released groundbreaking research examining European Union (EU) funding of political NGOs in the Arab-Israeli conflict. The fifty-page report, 'Europe's Hidden Hand' reveals for the first time that between 2005 and 2007, the EU provided tens of millions of Euros from public money to NGOs whose activities directly contradict EU policy. The report also details the severe lack of transparency and accountability in EU funding of NGOs.
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Jerusalem based watchdog NGO Monitor today called on UK based human rights groups and NGOs to end their political use of international law as the violence in the Gaza region continues. The joint report on March 6 released by eight UK based NGOs, including Amnesty International, Oxfam, Christian Aid and Trocaire not only manipulates legal rhetoric, but also includes many false, misleading or unsubstantiated factual claims.
Jerusalem based watchdog NGO Monitor today called on human rights groups and NGOs to end their political use of international law as the violence in the Gaza region continues.
The Winograd Commission was appointed by the Israeli government to investigate and draw lessons from the 2006 Second Lebanon War. Its members included Professor Ruth Gavison, a widely respected expert on international law and human rights. In the final report, issued on January 30, 2008, Chapter 14 (pp.480-500) focuses on the issues related to international law during the war, concluding that the IDF did not commit violations or war crimes, as alleged repeatedly by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and other NGOs.
Press Release: NGO Monitor Reveals Human Rights Watchs Exclusive Condemnation of Israel over Collective Punishment
(Jerusalem) Jerusalem-based watchdog NGO Monitor this week released its report on the 2007 activities of Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report provides a detailed analysis of HRWs publications and statements in 2007, revealing that, while there is some improvement from 2006, there remains a clear, identifiable political bias in both the quality and quantity of HRWs coverage of Israel.
(Jerusalem) A report issued today by Jerusalem-based watchdog NGO Monitor provides worrying evidence that despite previous pledges, the Ford Foundation is continuing its support of radical and politicized NGOs ahead of the Durban II review conference in 2009.
In a detailed report released this week, Jerusalem based watchdog NGO Monitor exposes how Machsom Watch a radical NGO that uses the language of human rights - squanders substantial funds from both the EU and the New Israel Fund. Behind the faade of protecting Palestinian rights at Israeli roadblocks and checkpoints, Machsom Watch uses these funds to promote often inaccurate or unverifiable allegations, which ignore and reject any Israeli security concerns in order to demonize Israel.
Following exposure of the Ford Foundation's support for radical participants in the infamous NGO Forum of the Durban 2001 conference, Ford officials pledged to stop "support[ing] organizations whose conduct is antithetical to our objectives of promoting peace, justice, tolerance and understanding," However, as planning begins for a follow-on UN conference in 2009, a newly published report by Jerusalem based watchdog NGO Monitor, has revealed that despite these guidelines, many Ford-funded NGO's continue to violate Ford's terms.
Following the inclusion of NGO Monitors analysis in the Human Rights Watch Report, Prof. Gerald Steinberg, Executive Director of NGO Monitor commented: "This latest attack on Israels actions during the Second Lebanon War comes as no surprise. It follows a clear pattern by Human Rights Watch (HRW), which has sought to create a moral equivalence between the deliberate targeting of civilians by a terrorist organization and the efforts of a democratic country to defend itself.
In response to a new HRW report retracting previous accusations against Israel, NGO Monitor calls for apology. (Jerusalem) The Jerusalem-based NGO Monitor has today called for Human Rights Watch (HRW) Executive Director Ken Roth to apologize for his vast misrepresentation of the Second Lebanon War. This follows the publication of a new report by HRW into last years conflict, which only tacitly acknowledges the errors in earlier HRW statements, and represents an attempt to regain HRWs legitimacy through artificial "balance". HRWs report, "Civilians under Assault: Hezbollahs Rocket Attacks on Israel in the 2006 War" highlights numerous factual errors in HRWs primary publication on the war, "Fatal Strikes"; which was shown by NGO Monitor at the time to be highly inaccurate, and often based on unverifiable sources.