Since the founding of Black Lives Matter in 2013, a number of political NGOs have sought to connect this cause with anti-Israel campaigns. Several prominent pro-BDS organizations, such as Jewish Voice for Peace, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, and Adalah Justice Project (American donors for these groups include Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Open Society Foundations), as well as Palestinian NGOs, such as Al Haq and Al Mezan, are leading this effort. These NGOs are attempting to leverage tensions in order to promote Palestinian solidarity and portray Israel as a main violator of civil rights.
Many of these NGOs exploit the attention gained by the Black Lives Matter movement, utilizing rhetoric that seeks to blame Israel and US Jewish groups for police violence in the US, and drawing false parallels with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
A common theme is “intersectional solidarity” between those protesting racism and pro-BDS organizations calling for an end to Israel as the Jewish state. In the words of Palestine Legal (a US-based NGO), “we see the Palestinian struggle as connected with the long struggle for racial justice in the U.S., and with anti-colonial and freedom struggles everywhere.”
In turn, under the influence of anti-Israel actors, groups such as the Movement for Black Lives have embraced BDS and have accused Israel of genocide and apartheid in their platforms.
Although one of the leading NGOs behind this campaign issued a statement after the death of George Floyd warning that “Making connections between the U.S. and Israel without context can do harm…Suggesting that Israel is the start or source of American police violence or racism shifts the blame from the United States to Israel,” many NGOs have adopted and amplified this rhetoric.
Jewish Voice for Peace’s Deadly Exchange Campaign
Many of the statements made by NGOs echo an antisemitic campaign called “Deadly Exchange” and orchestrated by Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), which declares its aim to “end police exchange programs between the US and Israel.” JVP claims that “‘worst practices’ are shared to promote and extend discriminatory and repressive policing in both countries including extrajudicial executions, shoot-to-kill policies, police murders, racial profiling, massive spying and surveillance, deportations and detention, and attacks on human rights defenders.” The campaign also invoked antisemitic tropes.
An initial “Deadly Exchange” video, which was later edited, was filled with inflammatory falsehoods aimed at vilifying US-Israeli security collaboration and demonizing the Israeli police. The video labels AIPAC, ADL, Birthright, and other Jewish organizations as being responsible for these exchanges, and urges viewers to “Hold accountable the Jewish institutions who run and fund the deadly exchange” (video on file with NGO Monitor.)
Part of the campaign included intense lobbying the Durham, North Carolina City Council to announce a freeze on joint training sessions between local law enforcement and their Israeli counterparts. As a result of this lobbying, the Durham, North Carolina City Council voted in April 2018 to ban joint training activities with the Israel Police.
JVP views ending this Deadly Exchange as one of the main avenues to aiding the Black Lives Matter campaign. According to the Deadly Exchange website, “Policing in both the U.S. and Israel is deeply rooted in discrimination and violence…In the U.S., the Movement for Black Lives has brought renewed attention to the ongoing phenomena of police killings of Black people, as a critical part of a long legacy of violence against communities of color, beginning with slavery…By demanding these programs end, we are asking elected leaders and nongovernmental organizations to withdraw funds and moral support from both these dangerous institutions and policies.”
The campaign’s “Advisory Team” includes numerous anti-Israel activists and BDS campaigners with well-documented histories of radical activism in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Examples include Omar Barghouti (BDS/PMRS), Bina Ahmad (USCPR), Nadia Ben Youssef (AJP), and Eran Efrati (RAIA and formerly Breaking the Silence). In addition, a number of highly biased and politicized NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict have endorsed this campaign, including Addameer, American Friends Service Committee, American Muslims for Palestine, BADIL, Center for Constitutional Rights, CodePink, Dream Defenders, Friends of Sabeel – North America, National Lawyers Guild, Samidoun, and the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. Nadia Ben-Youssef, Adalah Justice Project Director, was a member of the review panel for a September 2018 Deadly Exchange publication that describes Israel’s security policy as “designed to subjugate Palestinians and relies on systematic racial differentiation between Palestinians and Israeli Jews – that constitutes apartheid.”
Additional Anti-Israel NGO Involvement and Related Funding
- Jewish Voice for Peace ($455,000 in 2015-2020 from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Other funders include the Tides Foundation, Firedoll Foundation, Schwab Charitable Foundation, and the Violet Jabara Charitable Trust.)
JVP’s strategy is to create “a wedge” within the American Jewish community, while working toward the goal of eliminating U.S. economic, military, and political aid to Israel. JVP is a leader in BDS campaigns in a variety of different forums, including with local governments and on university campuses.
- JVP routinely draws parallels between the treatment of African-Americans and Palestinians, including by blaming Israel and US Jewish groups for police brutality in the US.
- In May 2020, Jewish Voice for Peace Boston posted a cartoon on its Facebook page drawing parallels between US and Israeli police violence. A second cartoon posted in June called to “Stop land theft,” Defund the Police,” and “Stop Funding Violence From the US to Palestine.”
- In April 2020, JVP hosted a webinar with Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter.
- In March 2019, JVP issued a press release stating that “As a Jewish organization fighting antisemitism and racism, and part of the global movement for Palestinian human rights, Jewish Voice for Peace denounces this weaponization of antisemitism and reaffirms our work fighting racism. In order to respond to the public targeting of Black leaders in our movement for justice, equality and dignity in Palestine/Israel,we recommit ourselves to growing a stronger Jewish – Black- Palestinian Palestinian solidarity.”
- In August 2016, JVP released a statement endorsing the Black Lives Matter campaign. The Jews of Color Caucus, organized by JVP, also published a statement that it is in “solidarity and co-resistance with the Movement for Black Lives, a feminist and intersectional struggle dedicated to fighting systematic violence against Black people in the United States.”
- In 2015, JVP hosted Angela Davis and Dream Defender Ahmad Abuznaid at its annual conference.
- In January 2019, JVP organized a letter in support for Angela Davis, a political activist with the Black Lives Matter campaign, condemning the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute from rescinding an award to her due to her support for BDS.
- Adalah Justice Project ($410,000 in 2016-2020 from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. AJP also receives funding from the Tides Center.)
In 2014, Adalah created the “Adalah Justice Project” (AJP), based in Boston, with the goal of transforming “American perception, policy and practice in Palestine/Israel into a human rights approach that guarantees historical justice and equality for all.” AJP regularly partners with pro-BDS organizations, and its activists have similarly called for and supported boycott campaigns against Israel.
- In 2016, Adalah was involved in creating a “platform” released by the Movement for Black Lives that supports BDS and calls Israel “an apartheid state committing genocide.” The document originally listed Nadia Ben-Youssef, Director of Adalah Justice Project, as a co-author. Movement for Black Lives subsequently removed Youssef’s name, instead listing Adalah as an “organization currently working on policy.”
- In June 2020, the Adalah Justice Project linked “white supremacy” and “Zionism,” accusing them of being “underpinned by anti-Blackness.” According to Adalah Justice Project, “we recognize the connections between the Palestinian and Black struggles…All our knowledge, critique, and resistance to Israeli state violence can help us grab at the root of structural racism in the United States to weed it out permanently.”
- In December 2019, Adalah Justice Project and the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (see below) launched a project titled “Justice for All” that “aims to end U.S. military funding to Israel and uphold progressive policies rooted in historical justice.” According to Yousef Munayyer, Executive Director of USCPR, “The Movement for Black Lives’ principle of invest-divest frames the overarching demand – that we must demand our government divest from Israel’s human rights abuses against the Palestinian people and instead invest those resources in community needs at home, so everyone can live with safety, dignity, and justice.”
- In September 2018, Nadia Ben-Youssef was on the panel of reviewers of the Jewish Voice for Peace and Researching the American-Israeli Alliance (RAIA) report, “Deadly exchange: The Dangerous Consequences of American Law Enforcement Trainings in Israel,” which aimed to delegitimize the Israeli-American partnership for training thousands of law enforcement officials from across the USA in Israel. The report describes the Israel’s security regime as “designed to subjugate Palestinians and relies on systematic racial differentiation between Palestinians and Israeli Jews – that constitutes apartheid.” (See more on Deadly Exchange above.)
- Dream Defenders ($450,000 in 2018-2020 from the Ford Foundation. Dream Defenders also receives funding from the Tides Center.)
Dream Defenders is an American group “fighting for a world without prisons, policing, surveillance and punishment.” Dream Defenders leads annual delegations to Israel and the West Bank; on these trips, its activists have met with members of the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a terrorist organization designated as such by the US, EU, Canada, and Israel.
- In April 2020, Dream Defenders held an event titled “Free them all – From Palestine to the US” that discussed the “history and importance of the prisoners’ movement in the Palestinian struggle, the current conditions and demands of Palestinian prisoners, a breakdown of mass incarceration in the United States, history of abolitionist organizing and resistance, and the current campaigns and demands that Dream Defenders and CCWP are organizing to free all prisoners and abolish prisons.”
- In January 2018, Dream Defenders published a video on its Facebook page titled “Do Black Lives Matter in Israel?”
- In March 2016, Dream Defenders published a “curriculum toolkit” called “Blacked Out History: Rebellion Curriculum” that “focused on revolutionary organizations from around the world to highlight their elements of rebellion” and glorify “overlooked heroes.” The curriculum included the PFLP as one of nine organizations that should be used to teach “rebellion” strategies and tactics.
- Dream Defenders leads yearly delegations of Black Lives Matter activists to visit Israel to “allow for the group members to experience and see first hand the occupation, ethnic cleansing and brutality Israel has levied against Palestinians, but also to build real relationships with those on the ground leading the fight for liberation.”
- In August 2016, the delegation’s tour guide was Mahmoud Jiddah. Jiddah was imprisoned by Israel for 17 years for carrying out grenade attacks against civilians in Jerusalem in 1968. A February 2017 Al Jazeera article states that Jiddah was arrested in 1968 for carrying out terrorist attacks in Jerusalem, Hebron, and Tel Aviv. An April 2017 article in Arabic language media notes that Jiddah is “of the PFLP cadres.”
- In January 2015, as part of the visit, the activists held a demonstration, coordinated by co-founder of Black Lives Matter Patrisse Cullors, under the headline “Ferguson to Palestine.”
- In April 2014, Ahmad Abuznaid, Legal and Policy Director for Dream Defenders, spoke at a Students for Justice in Palestine event titled “The Freedom Struggle From Florida to Palestine: A Look at Racial Oppression in America and Israel.”
- In March 2015, Aznaid was a featured speaker at JVP’s annual conference.
- US Campaign for Palestinian Rights ($295,000 in 2015-2020 from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, $300,000 in 2018 from Open Society Foundation)
USCPR is a national coalition of hundreds of groups working to advocate for Palestinian rights and a shift in US policy, and is a leader and mobilizer of anti-Israel BDS campaigns.
- Endorses the Deadly Exchange campaign led by Jewish Voice for Peace (see above).
- In June 2020, USCPR signed a campaign calling for “Congress to divest from militarism and policing, from the US to Palestine.” According to the campaign, “Just as we join in the demand for our tax dollars to be divested from brutal police violence and a repressive military response to protesters asserting that #BlackLivesMatter, we call for an end to U.S.-funded violence abroad.”
- In May 2020, USCPR tweeted, “The Israeli military trains US police in racist and repressive policing tactics, which systematically targets Black and Brown bodies. The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are examples of racialized, systematized violence.”
- In December 2019, alongside the Adalah Justice Project, launched the project “Justice for All.” (See above for more information on this project.)
- In 2018, USCPR created a “political education curriculum” titled “Together We Rise: Palestine as a Model of Resistance” meant to “strengthen liberation struggles from the U.S to Palestine.”
- Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR – $3.9 million in 2016-2019 from the Ford Foundation, $1.8 million in 2016-2018 from Open Society Foundation. Other donors include the Tides Foundation ($223,943 in 2016), Bertha Foundation ($1.8 million in 2016), and Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund ($833,197 in 2016).
CCR is active in lawfare suits against Israel and Israeli officials (including Avi Dichter and Moshe Ya’alon); promotes anti-Israel BDS campaigns; urges the U.S. government to stop providing military aid to Israel; presents an entirely biased and distorted view of the conflict and utilizes highly politicized rhetoric, accusing Israel of “war crimes,” “crimes against humanity,” and other such allegations.
- In June 2020, CCR signed a campaign calling for “Congress to divest from militarism and policing, from the US to Palestine.” According to the campaign, “Just as we join in the demand for our tax dollars to be divested from brutal police violence and a repressive military response to protesters asserting that #BlackLivesMatter, we call for an end to U.S.-funded violence abroad.”
- In April-May, 2018, CCR led a “Justice Delegation” to Israel and the West Bank that aimed to “explore the intersection of Black and Brown people’s experiences in the U.S. with the situation of Palestinians.” The trip met with Israeli and Palestinian organizations that promote a one-sided Palestinian narrative of the conflict, BDS, lawfare, and antisemitism, and some with alleged ties to terrorism.
- In February 2018, CCR participated in a panel at Yale University titled “Ferguson to Palestine: Lawyering for Liberation” discussing the “parallels of occupation… the IDF response to movements for Palestinian liberation, the for-profit prison detention of people of color, and systemic apartheid.” The panel also featured Hassan Jabareen, founder and executive director of Adalah.
- On November 29, 2017, CCR organized a conference titled “The Criminalization of Home: Organizing to Protect Communities from NYC to Palestine,” examining how “state violence enforces a system of racialized dispossession, whether through eviction, deportation, incarceration, or colonization and ethnic cleansing.” The conference featured Sahar Francis, General Director of Addameer.
- Endorses the Deadly Exchange campaign led by Jewish Voice for Peace (see above).
- Palestine Legal ($275,000 in 2016-2020 from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Also receives funding from the Tides Center.)
Palestine Legal works to provide legal cover for those advancing the BDS agenda on college campuses.
- Palestine Legal is currently raising money for three groups involved in Black Lives Matter, “Law for Black Lives, National Black Food and Justice Alliance, and National Bail Out to support the Black-led movement for racial justice.” According to Palestine Legal, “As an organization committed to supporting a grassroots justice movement for Palestinian freedom, we see the Palestinian struggle as connected with the long struggle for racial justice in the U.S., and with anti-colonial and freedom struggles everywhere.”
- In July 2020, Kristian Davis Bailey, Palestine Legal Communications Manager and the co-founder of Black for Palestine, participated in a webinar titled “The Movement for Palestine and the Struggle for Black Lives.” He also participated in a second webinar titled “Digging Deeper into Black Liberation: Land, Reparations & Development.”
- In June 2020, Palestine Legal signed a campaign calling for “Congress to divest from militarism and policing, from the US to Palestine.” According to the campaign, “Just as we join in the demand for our tax dollars to be divested from brutal police violence and a repressive military response to protesters asserting that #BlackLivesMatter, we call for an end to U.S.-funded violence abroad.”
- IfNotNow ($60,000 in 2017-2020 from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. IfNotNow has also received funding from the Foundation for Middle East Peace.)
IfNotNow is a US-based fringe group that uses highly polarizing tactics in attacking American Jewish institutions citing supposed “support for occupation.” IfNotNow has been widely criticized for refusing to engage in dialogue with those it criticizes in the Jewish community, indicating that publicity, not influencing the community, is the main goal.
- In July 2020, Emily Mayer, IfNotNow Political Leader, stated that “We’ve seen these last few weeks that the Movement for Black Lives is a global movement, which understands that different freedom struggles are connected…The leaders of the Movement for Black Lives, our generation of American Jews, and so many others understand that there is a clear connection between the billions of taxpayer dollars used to fund militarized police in our cities and the billions of taxpayer dollars used to enforce a military occupation in Israel.”
- In June 2020, IfNotNow tweeted, “#BlackLivesMatter and #PalestinianLivesMatter. If you think either of those are a “trope”, then you’re on the wrong side of history.”
- Al-Shabaka ($350,000 in 2015-2021 from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Al-Shabaka also receives funding from the Foundation for Middle East Peace, Heinrich Boell Stiftung, and the Hassib J. Sabbagh Foundation.)
Claiming to be a “think tank without borders,” Al-Shabaka solely promotes an intense anti-Israel agenda, advocating BDS campaigns, a Palestinian “right of return” and featuring writers on its website who accuse Israel of “apartheid” and “ethnic cleansing,” without featuring alternative views.
- In June 2020, Randa Wahbe, an analyst with Al-Shabaka, stated that “Hennepin County sheriffs from Minneapolis have been trained in Israel-US police exchange programmes, as have cops in every major police force in this country… structures of policing in the US and Israel are meant to ensure that Black and Palestinian people are never treated as fully human.”
- In March 2020, Al-Shabaka published a blog arguing that “the struggle for equality for Black communities in the US has significant parallels with the Palestinian struggle for basic rights and dignity. In Palestine/Israel, Palestinians face brutality at the hands of Israeli soldiers who are rarely, if ever, heldaccountable; Palestinian children are arbitrarily detained and arrested in the West Bank; and unequal sentencing practices in Israeli courts ensure mass imprisonment and detention of Palestinians without charge or trial. Palestinian citizens of Israel as well as those living under Israeli occupation, similar to Black Americans in the US, face severe and systemic discrimination, oppression, and institutionalized economic disadvantage.”
- American Friends Service Committee ($135,000 in 2015-2019 from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, 2016 amount unavailable from Open Society Foundation. Other donors include Switzerland, Bread for the World-EED, and the United Nations.)
AFSC is a leader of BDS campaigns on campuses and churches in the United States. AFSC also supports efforts to encourage Israeli youth to dodge the draft and promotes “anti-normalization,” rejecting dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians.
- Endorses the Deadly Exchange campaign led by Jewish Voice for Peace (see above).
- On November 13, 2017, Hamushim, a project operated by AFSC, held an event titled “The Israeli Arms Empire,” which discussed how “In the past 50 years, Israeli weapons have been handed over to almost all perpetrators of crimes against humanity, civil wars and genocide” as well as the “Israeli connection to the suppression of protests by Black Lives Matter in Ferguson, USA.”
- Middle East Children’s Alliance ($320,000 in 2015-2020 from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, $300,000 in 2017 from Open Society Foundation)
MECA organizes delegations to “Palestine/Israel” where participants can “witness the impact of the Israeli occupation and…learn about refugees, land confiscation, political prisoners…” Trip highlights include learning “about the origins of the Palestinian refugees and the Right of Return, and how it can be implemented.” MECA lists the Union of Health Work Committees (UHWC), a PFLP-affiliated health committee active in Gaza, as identified by USAID and in Palestinian documents. as an organization “we support.”
- In June 2020, MECA published a blog titled “MECA Stands with the Movement for Black Lives – statement and resources” that stated, “There is increasing solidarity between African Americans and Palestinians…As we stand with the movement for Palestinian liberation, we stand today and always with the Movement for Black Lives and Liberation.”
- Amnesty International ($7.5 million in 2015-2020 from the Ford Foundation, $8 million in 2016-2018 from Open Society Foundation)
Amnesty disproportionately singles out Israel for condemnation, focusing solely on the conflict with the Palestinians, misrepresenting the complexity of the conflict, and ignoring more severe human rights violations in the region. In violation of its policy of “impartiality,” Amnesty employs numerous anti-Israel activists and BDS campaigners with well-documented histories of radical activism in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
- In June 2020, Kristyan Benedict, Amnesty UK’s “crisis response manager,” wrote an article titled “TripAdvisor’s attitude to racism & injustice is ‘Palestinian Lives Don’t Matter’,” stating that “Next time you see a tweet from a company like TripAdvisor saying it “stands” with anti-racism protesters, it will pay to check the small print. For as long as it persists in profiting from human rights violations against Palestinians, TripAdvisor will stand accused of hypocrisy when tweeting about racism and injustice.”
- In August 2016, Edith Garwood, Amnesty-USA’s “Country Specialist on Israel, Occupied Palestinian Territories, and Palestinian Authority,” wrote an article titled “With Whom Are Many U.S. Police Departments Training? With A Chronic Human Rights Violator – Israel.” According to Garwood, “Public or private funds spent to train our domestic police in Israel should concern all of us. Many of the abuses documented, parallels violations by Israeli military, security and police officials… police departments should find partners that will train on de-escalation techniques, how to handle mentally challenged or ill citizens, on the constitutional rights of citizens concerning filming and how to appropriately respond to those using non-violent protest to express their opinions. Israel is not such a partner.”
- Al-Haq ($1.3 million in 2016-2017 from Open Society Foundation. Al-Haq also receives funding from the European Union (€296,600 in 2017-2020), Norway (NOK 2,000,000 in 2018), and Italy (€1,800,000 in 2018-2020).
Al-Haq is a leader in anti-Israel “lawfare” and BDS campaigns. Al-Haq’s General Director Shawan Jabarin has been linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a designated terrorist organization by the US, EU, Canada, and Israel.
- In June 2020, Al-Haq, alongside Al Mezan, Adalah, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, and the Habitat International Coalition, delivered a joint oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council stating that “Palestinians stand in solidary with the Black Lives Matter movement in calling for an end to systemic racism and the ongoing erasure of Black people, Native Americans, and indigenous peoples worldwide. We stand together in the struggle against colonial dispossession and the deep-rooted legacy of slavery and recognise the long history of Black-Palestinian solidarity.” The statement further “endorse[d] calls for the creation of a commission of inquiry into systemic racism, police brutality, and excessive use of force against Black people and other people of colour in the US and worldwide, with a view to bringing perpetrators to justice.”
- In June 2020, Black Lives Matter UK’s twitter shared a report by Al-Haq calling to “ban arms trade and military -security cooperation with Israel,” stating, “On the eve of Israel’s planned formal annexation of Palestinian land, we stand with Palestinian civil society in calling for targeted sanctions in line with international law against Israel’s colonial, apartheid regime.”
- Al Mezan (2016 amount unavailable from Open Society Foundation. Al Mezan also receives funding from the European Union (€449,997 in 2017-2020) and the Netherlands (€202,055 in 2018).
Al Mezan is highly active in anti-Israel lawfare campaigns, exploiting courts and international legal bodies to seek arrest warrants against Israeli government officials, file lawsuits against companies and governments doing business with Israel, and lobby for cases against Israelis at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
- In June 2020, Al Mezan, alongside Al-Haq, Adalah, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, and the Habitat International Coalition delivered a joint oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council. (See above)
- Adalah ($800,000 in 2016-2017 from Open Society Foundation, $658,911 in 2012-2018 from the New Israel Fund, NIS 110,054 in 2016 from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Adalah also receives funding from the European Union (NIS 925,501 in 2018-2020), Switzerland (NIS 1.4 million in 2018-2019), and Bread for the World (NIS 998,232 in 2018-2020).
Adalah regularly presents Israel as a racist and undemocratic state and partners with anti-Israel BDS groups. It publishes an online “Discriminatory Laws Database,” that does not distinguish between laws and rejected legislative proposals and refers to Zionism pejoratively. Adalah also supports a “transformation [of Israel] in to a transnational regime in all historical Palestine,” i.e. a one-state formula (translation by NGO Monitor).
- In 2016, Adalah was involved in creating a “platform” released by the Movement for Black Lives that supports BDS and calls Israel “an apartheid state committing genocide.” According to Adalah’s website, “Adalah is credited as a contributor organization working on policy in the Movement for Black Lives Platform (2016).”
- In June 2020, Adalah, alongside Al Mezan, Al-Haq, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, and the Habitat International Coalition, delivered a joint oral statement at the UN Human Rights Council stating that “Palestinians stand in solidary with the Black Lives Matter movement in calling for an end to systemic racism and the ongoing erasure of Black people, Native Americans, and indigenous peoples worldwide. We stand together in the struggle against colonial dispossession and the deep-rooted legacy of slavery and recognise the long history of Black-Palestinian solidarity.” The statement further “endorse[d] calls for the creation of a commission of inquiry into systemic racism, police brutality, and excessive use of force against Black people and other people of colour in the US and worldwide, with a view to bringing perpetrators to justice.”
- EuroMed Rights ($1.6 million in 2018 from the Open Society Foundation. Other donors include Sweden, Norway, and Switzerland.)
EuroMed Rights disproportionately focuses on Israel and holds it responsible for the continuation of the conflict. EuroMed Rights regularly lobbies the EU and UN, “as well as in other fora and urges the international community to adhere to its own obligations and commitments under international law.”
- In June 2020, EuroMed Rights published an article stating that “Around the world people gasped in horror as George Floyd pleaded for his breath. His passing breathed new life into the fight against racism and thousands around the world took to the streets to denounce systemic racism, discrimination and police brutality… In Israel/Palestine, the situation is marked by the decades of dispossession, occupation and discrimination Palestinians have been subjected to by Israeli policies.”