Prof. Gerald Steinberg argues that EU officials are reluctant to detail funding for Israeli and Palestinian NGOs because they fear public criticism of the EUs use of these NGOs to manipulate Israeli democracy.
Over the years, the Zionist commitment became blurred, and money from pro-Israel donors was channeled to extreme anti-Israel organizations, including key supporters of the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) campaigns. NIFs network also played a central role in the discredited Goldstone report.
Naftali Balanson explains that if Israeli NGOs support the latest UN "fact finding" mission on Israel, as they did the Goldstone Report, they "will further alienate themselves from Israeli society and will cement their negative reputations."
Partial list of Israeli NGOs that receive foreign government funding. Due to a lack of transparency in and discrepancies between reports by governments and NGOs, this table is incomplete and the numbers are approximate.