Summary of NGO Monitor’s Submission:
NGO Monitor’s detailed research on EU support for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved the Arab-Israeli conflict demonstrates that many recipients violate the EU’s funding guidelines and act in opposition to the EU’s support for the Peace Process. This research is highly pertinent to the Committee’s discussion on the "effectiveness of existing instruments in achieving EU objectives," whether "the EU’s policies and instruments [are] coherent" and"how well adapted are the … Euro-Mediterranean (Euromed) Partnership to supporting the EU’s policies on the MEPP."
This report details how a number of European Union (EU) funded Palestinian and Israeli NGOs, persistently campaign against Israel in international forums, employ biased rhetoric aimed at de-legitimizing Israel. Specifically, EU support for the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, War on Want, MIFTAH and the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) contradicts stated EU policies of supporting "less politicized, more practical activities which will promote communication and understanding."