Diaa Hadid, former PR officer for Ittijah, now reports for the Associated Press. Ittijah is an active "Durban Strategy" NGO that has received funds from NIF, EU, Ford Foundation and Christian Aid. Ittijah was highly influential in shaping the outcome of the 2001 Durban Conference, "where [it] gathered, facilitated and directed the vision and position of the Palestinian NGOs inside Israel on racism, particularly Israeli-state racism towards Palestinian citizens, and the apartheid…." While working for Ittijah, Hadid admitted that "I can’t look at Israelis anymore. I can’t separate your average Israeli citizen from the occupation…."