Israeli NGOs

NGOs such as B’Tselem, Adalah, and Breaking the Silence receive massive amounts of funding from foreign governments, claiming to promote a human rights agenda in Israel. In reality, these groups focus on delegitimizing and demonizing Israel before international audiences, seeking to generate external pressure outside of Israel’s democratic framework.

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The NGOs and Funders Behind Airbnb’s BDS Policy

On November 19, 2018, Airbnb issued a press release announcing it was “removing listings” in “Israeli settlements in the Occupied West Bank.” This change in policy was a clear result of a coordinated and well-financed campaign targeting the company by NGOs involved in BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns against Israel.

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European Union Funding for “Accountability” Against IDF Soldiers

In November 2017, the EU approved a four-year grant to an Israeli legal NGO, Yesh Din, for a project designed to increase “Israeli security forces personnel (ISFP) accountability for forcible home entries in line with democratic standards and international humanitarian and human rights law.” Yesh Din is carrying out these efforts in partnership with Breaking the Silence and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I).

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