- 2014 Gaza War
- Adalah’s “Discriminatory Laws in Israel” database
- Commission of Inquiry
- EIDHR (European Instrument of Democracy and Human Rights)
- European Funding
The European Union (EU) provides substantial funding to highly politicized NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict through various funding mechanisms. Due to the highly complex and poorly coordinated nature of EU aid and to the lack of a consolidated database differentiating between NGOs and other types of organizations, it is impossible to determine the exact amount or proportions of EU funding to civil society organizations.
Gerald Steinberg claims that while it will take major effort and many years to restore positive EU-Israel relations, Ms. Mogherini has the opportunity to initiate long-overdue change to failed and often destructive policies.
Gerald Steinberg claims that a well-funded network of NGOs has long provided the political support for the Palestinian ICC initiative.
The EUs unreserved reliance on NGO statements reflects its dysfunctional policy-making process towards Israel, which is characterized by major flaws in its assessment and understanding of Israeli society.
Analysis of the EUs large-scale funding of political advocacy NGOs demonstrates that its activities and agendas do not advance the stated objectives of promoting democracy and human rights.
Gerald Steinberg asserts that the European Union and its member states are actively promoting and funding the boycott and isolation of Israel.
The EU transfers hundreds of millions of euros annually, in non-transparent processes, to political advocacy NGOs, many of which engage in activities contradictory to EU policy goals.