On October 27, the Canadian government announced it would match donations, up to $10 million, for the Humanitarian Coalition’s Gaza Humanitarian Emergency Appeal.
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.
For 2019-2021, in total, NGO Monitor was able to identify $3,395,329 in donations and grants to JVP. Donors include private foundations that disburse funds at the discretion of directors, as well as foundations that act as conduits for private giving (“donor advised”).
NGO Monitor undertook research into the funders of Students for Justice in Palestine.
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.
In 2022, USAID provided funding to more than 20 Palestinian NGOs, via its Civic Participation and Community Engagement (CPCE) framework. The following report details how several board members and officials from CPCE partner organizations operating in the West Bank celebrate terrorists and glorify violence.
This report provides representative examples of the activities of major Samidoun chapters and key activists in Europe and North America. This includes supporting the PFLP and its members, justifying the use of violence, and incitement against the state of Israel.
NGO Credibility in Human Rights and Conflict Reporting: The 2021 State Department Human Rights Report
NGO Monitor submitted an analysis to the US State Department of several key dimensions related to this issue in 2021, highlighting the extreme ideological positions and methodological failures that define NGO reporting on Israel.
- 2021 Gaza Conflict - "Guardians of the Wall"
- Apartheid Rhetoric
- Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
For years, pro-BDS NGOs, some with links to terror groups, have lobbied Congress against American security assistance to Israel, including Iron Dome and other defensive systems. Although their efforts have failed to impact policy, the NGOs have gained support from high-profile progressive Representatives and garnered media attention for the anti-Israel agenda.
A number of USAID sub-grantees ran programs that introduced children to convicted terrorists, presented convicted terrorists as role models, and publicly demonstrated support for terrorists and terrorist organizations
On April 15, 2021, Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced 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.