Founded by Edward Said, Hanan Ashrawi, Azmi Bishara and others, Miftah, claims to promote "global awareness and knowledge of Palestinian realities" . However, some of its claims were exposed as fabrications in a December 2004 CAMERA report, and it routinely describes Israel as an apartheid state and characterizes Palestinian terrorists as "activists." MIFTAH also promotes a number of political campaigns including a petition to "End the Israeli Occupation" and the "National Initiative to Resist the Wall."
The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC) is highly active in promoting BDS campaigns, lobbying international bodies, and utilizing highly inflammatory rhetoric.
NGOs that claim to promote human rights often use antisemitic themes and imagery, including blood libels, theological antisemitism, new antisemitism, and exploitation of the Holocaust.
In article about the MIFTAH blood libel incident, Prof. Steinberg highlights the role of MIFTAH's funders, including the U.S.-government funded National Endowment for Democracy.