The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has used millions of European taxpayer funds, primarily from the UK, for a campaign that exploits the Israeli justice system and is aimed at circumventing appropriate diplomatic channels.
Political NGOs receive massive amounts of funding from governments, both directly and indirectly via aid foundations. This funding is shrouded in secrecy: donors and recipients alike often fail to report the details of such funding, decision-making processes are hidden from public scrutiny, and governments refuse to release essential documentation.
A full analysis of all of the grants reported annually by 39 Israeli NGOs in the years 2012-2016.
A full analysis of all of the grants reported annualy by 27 Israeli NGOs in the years 2012-2014.
NGO Monitor provides guidelines for foreign governments to consider before funding NGOs, and calls for greater transparency in the funding process.
NGO Transparency Law Update: NGO Funding From Foreign Governments Reported to the Israeli Registrar of Non-Profits, 2012-2014
Transparency regarding government funding for NGOs transcends partisan ideology, and is essential for ensuring the values of democracy and accountability.
Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat: Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands
A government donor consortium managed by Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, provides millions of dollars to Israeli and Palestinian NGOs that engage in legal and political warfare to demonize Israel.
European governments have been attempting to change Israeli policy on contentious issues relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict by manipulating Israeli democratic processes through secretive, non-transparent means.