Save the Children and Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict again published reports as part of the ongoing political campaigns to demonize Israel and have Israel included on a UN blacklist of “grave” violators of children’s rights. In the process, neither NGO applies the accepted UN definitions of what constitutes such violations, and the reports reflect major methodological shortcomings.
UN Secretary-General Report on Children and Armed Conflict: Improvements in Documenting Palestinian Abuses
On July 26, 2019, the United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) published the 2018 report on Children and Armed Conflict. Despite intensive lobbying by NGOs over the past few years, the IDF was not included in the Annex of “grave violators” of child’s rights.
- 2018 Gaza Border Violence
- Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC)
- Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
Breaking the Silence, an Israeli registered company, is funded by the European Union (43,514), the British government (NIS 226,589), the New Israel Fund (NIF -- $68,833 in 2008), the Netherlands (19,999), the Spanish government, Oxfam, Christian Aid, the Moriah Fund, ICCO (Dutch church group) and SIVMO (Dutch). According to reports in Haaretz, the Dutch government will reevaluate its funding of this NGO.
NGO Monitor describes the flaws and inconsistencies in HRW's report that complains that Israel blocks its employees and those of other NGOs from entering Gaza.
In advance of a court hearing today regarding the refusal of the political organization “Breaking the Silence” to hand over details of alleged military wrongdoings NGO Monitor emphasizes that this organization is not above the law.
Gerald Steinberg outlines the issues behind the recent NGO Wars, delineating the anti-Israel activities being carried out by European-funded NGOs in Israel.