Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN) has announced that, on April 15, 2021, she will introduce the “U.S. Commitment to the Universal Human Rights of Palestinians Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act.” This is McCollum’s third such bill in recent years – written in conjunction with anti-Israel NGOs, and meant to advance BDS and demonization of Israeli companies and defense forces.
The United States and Canada are not immune to the negative consequences of NGO funding. While not as extensive as the problems in Europe, some American funding does support pro-BDS groups.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s spokesperson confirmed that the Forum for Cultural Engagement (FCE) would be sponsoring Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar’s August 2019 trip to Israel and the West Bank.
On January 11, 2019, CUNY School of Law Human Rights and Gender Justice Law Clinic and Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCI-P) filed a joint submission to the UN Commission of Inquiry into the Gaza border violence. The submission is replete with egregiously false statements, gross distortions of the law and the facts, and the whitewashing of terror groups including Hamas.
Since 2014, Adalah has expanded its activities to the United States through the "Adalah Justice Project." Through the Adalah Justice Project, Adalah has increased its involvement in BDS campaigns and legal warfare.
From April 29 – May 6, 2018, the Center for Constitutional Rights led a trip to Israel and the West Bank labeled as the “Justice Delegation.” This trip, made up of self-proclaimed social justice advocates, claimed to provide a “better understand[ing of] the human rights situation in Israel and Palestine.” In sharp contrast, participants met exclusively Palestinian and Israeli organizations that promote a one-sided Palestinian narrative of the conflict.
NGO Monitor research reveals that the NGO involvement in Congresswoman McCollum's legislation runs more deeply than endorsement from BDS NGOs. The entirety of the proposed bill is premised on factually inaccurate claims from anti-Israel advocacy NGOs, including direct quotes from DCIP’s “No Way to Treat a Child” 2016 report and website.
Transparency and Due Diligence in U.S. Government Funding for Israeli and Palestinian NGOs: 2016 Update
An updated analysis of U.S. government funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that operate in Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).
The Canadian government has donated millions of dollars to World Vision, whose employee funneled funds to the terrorist group Hamas.
The findings of a Senate report detailing the use of resources developed with State Department funding to advance political campaigns in Israel highlight the need for greater oversight in US funding of political advocacy NGOs.