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.
Partial list of Israeli NGOs that receive foreign government funding. Due to a lack of transparency in and discrepancies between reports by governments and NGOs, this table is incomplete and the numbers are approximate.
The media coverage of these issues, both in Israel and outside, is often distorted and confused. Basic questions about NGOs, NGO funding, and proposed Knesset legislation, need to be addressed.