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Oxfam International

Oxfam consistently paints a highly misleading picture of the Arab-Israeli conflict, departing from its humanitarian mission focused on poverty. Most Oxfam statements erase all complexity and blame Israel exclusively for the situation, and these distortions and their impacts contribute significantly to the conflict.

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Human Rights Watch Hypocrisy on Settlements

According to Law professor Eugene Kontorovich, Whitson is an active supporter of groups that support Armenian settlements in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, while pursuing rabid campaigns against Jewish communities in the West Bank. This promotion of Armenian settlement products and groups directly contradicts HRW’s assertions regarding Israel.

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Palestinian NGOs Reject EU’s Anti-terror Funding Requirement

During a December 20, 2019 meeting with EU officials, representatives from PNGO “refused to sign an EU grant request which stipulates among its criteria that beneficiaries must refuse to transfer any EU aid given to terrorist groups or entities." On December 30, multiple Palestinian NGOs, including PNGO members, launched a “Palestinian National Campaign to Reject Conditional Funding." which justifies the use of violence and claims that the “Palestinian resistance factions are not terrorist organizations,”

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Norway

The Norwegian government, via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) provides tens of millions of kroner (NOK) through direct and indirect funding processes to politicized NGOs operating in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.

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Act for Peace (AFP)

Most commonly seeks to promote its goals through fund raising, distributing aid to local partners. AFP’s implementing partner in Gaza is the Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees, a subsidiary of the WCC.

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Analysis: CERD Concluding Observations on Israel

On December 16, 2019, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) published its concluding observations from its review of the State of Israel. Unsurprisingly, the Concluding Observations parrot unverified and false claims by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) active in antisemitism, BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions), and other delegitimization campaigns against Israel.

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Belgium’s Support of PFLP Linked NGOs

In the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict, many Belgian-funded NGOs promote delegitimization and anti-Israel narratives, including promoting lawfare and BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns. Some of these groups also have ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), designated as a terrorist organization by the EU, US, Canada, and Israel.

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Terror-linked and boycott promoting NGOs behind potential ICC investigation

On December 20, 2019, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda announced that she intends to investigate alleged war crimes in the “State of Palestine.” This move is to a significant degree the product of consistent and heavy lobbying of the ICC for over a decade by NGOs.

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Addameer

Addameer is a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) “affiliate.” Addameer advocates for Palestinian political prisoners, while altogether omitting the context of terror; chairperson Abdullatif Ghaith was banned from travelling internationally because of his alleged membership in the PFLP terror organization.

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