Campaigns of Demonization
As part of the “Durban Strategy” to isolate Israel, NGOs level accusations of systematic Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights. The NGO allegations are characterized by factual and legal distortions, in pursuit of an anti-human rights agenda.
Fourth Time’s the Charm? Rep. McCollum and DCI-P Re-Re-Re-Introduce anti-Israel Legislation
On May 5th, Rep. Betty McCollum introduced the fourth installment of her bi-annual BDS bill, again falsely accusing Israel of harming Palestinian children and calling for reduced US assistance.
The Role of NGOs in Supporting the International Criminal Court (ICC) Investigation
Importantly, as part of the NGO Durban Declaration and accompanying BDS campaigns, advocacy organizations have sought to turn the ICC into a court of universal jurisdiction. Like their exploitation of the UN and other international frameworks, these NGOs seek to use the ICC for demonization and to brand Israeli officials as “war criminals.”
Amnesty’s “Apartheid” Report: Recycled Tropes in the Guise of Research
Although Amnesty officials repeatedly referred to the document as “original research” extending over 4 years (or 3 in other cases), an examination of the contents reveals this to be a collection and repetition of the verbal contortions and discredited claims largely copied from other NGOs with the same agenda.
Analyzing Amnesty’s Antisemitic Apartheid Attack
On February 1, Amnesty International will release yet another volume in the litany of copy-paste NGO reports that label Israel as an “apartheid” state.
False Knowledge as Power: Deconstructing Definitions of Apartheid that Delegitimise the Jewish State
Barrister Joshua Kern and Legal Advisor Anne Herzberg analyze the policies and practices of apartheid as pursued historically in South Africa and examines the nature and evolution of the apartheid allegation levelled against Israeli officials.
Analysis of Palestinian Water Issues and Israel’s Role
NGOs often assert claims regarding water allocation in their political campaigns against Israel, often using language such as “water apartheid” or “domination” calibrated to invoke the International Criminal Court’s Rome Statute.
UN Recycled Palestinian Water Report
On September 23, 2021, OHCHR issued a report on “The allocation of water resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.” The document is based solely on Palestinian Authority, UN, and NGO sources pushing a Palestinian narrative that politicizes water in order to further the PA’s nationalistic strategic aims.
HRW Pretends Hamas Doesn’t Exist in Gaza
On July 27, 2021, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report alleging that Israel committed war crimes in its May 2021 conflict with Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza. This report serves as another vehicle for HRW’s ongoing campaign lobbying the International Criminal Court.