North America

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.

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Canadian govt denies KAIROS grant application

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) denied KAIROS application for a $7 million/four-year grant. KAIROS accuses Israel of war crimes and collective punishment. Blames Israel for Palestinian violence. Main supporter of the anti-Israel divestment movement in Canada, coordinating this agenda on behalf of member church groups. A publication on the resources for education and action webpage describes Zionism as an ideology of empire, colonialism, and militarism. Supported the failed Bilin lawfare case in Canadian courts.

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Alternatives (Canada) Update: Government Funding for Radical Politics

With half of its funding from the Canadian government, Montreal-based Alternatives continues support anti-Israel political activity. Through media statements and in cooperation with groups such as the PNGO, Alternative Information Center, Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committee (PARC), and Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), Alternatives promotes the demonization of Israel, contributes to the conflict, and requires greater scrutiny from the Canadian government.

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"American Near East Refugee Aid (Anera): Aid Activity Tarnished by Political Agenda"

American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) is a major NGO that claims to provide "direct financial assistance and/or gifts in kind to Palestinian-Arab refugees and other needy individuals in the Middle East. With a budget of over $24 million (2005) provided by the US government and a range of private donors and organizations, most of ANERAs focus is on development assistance and emergency relief, and the quality of these programs is considered to be very high. However, as the following report demonstrates, this NGO also engages in biased anti-Israeli political activities, and its publications erase the context of terrorism and promote the Palestinian narrative while falsely claiming to work with all people living in impoverished communities. Such activity is inconsistent with ANERAs proclaimed objectives.

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