On October 7, 2021, the “Gaza is Palestine” campaign will host a virtual event featuring Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and a number of BDS activists. These include individuals who have celebrated violence against Israelis. The campaign seeks to halt US military assistance to Israel and is spearheaded by pro-BDS NGOs.
For years, pro-BDS NGOs, some with links to terror groups, have lobbied Congress against American security assistance to Israel, including Iron Dome and other defensive systems. Although their efforts have failed to impact policy, the NGOs have gained support from high-profile progressive Representatives and garnered media attention for the anti-Israel agenda.
In 2020-2027, Oxfam-Quebec is slated to receive up to CAD 50 million in funding from the Canadian government, of which 10% is earmarked for “volunteer placements” at NGOs based in the West Bank and Gaza.
On May 27, 2021, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution calling to establish an independent commission of inquiry to investigate alleged Israeli war crimes. The language of the resolution is nearly identical to the recommendations from an April 2021 report published by Human Rights Watch
On April 27, 2021, HRW will publish a report as part of a renewed NGO push over the past 18-months, attaching the term “apartheid” to discourse on Israel. The report adds to decades of HRW’s obsessively singling out of Jews and Israel, and rejection of the legitimacy of a Jewish nation state, per se and regardless of policies or borders
- 2001 Durban Conference
- Apartheid Rhetoric
- Arms Embargo
- Betty McCollum
- International Criminal Court (ICC)
The Ford Foundation was among the main funders for extremist NGOs involved in the 2001 UN sponsored Durban conference, which crystallized the strategy of delegitimizing Israel as “an apartheid regime” through international isolation.