On December 6, Amnesty International condemned US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In so doing, Amnesty blatantly misrepresents the content of the announcement in order to allege that it somehow violates international law and Palestinian human rights.
Gerald Steinberg argues that in order to counter the role of NGOs in the vicious Jerusalem propaganda wars, as in the other dimensions of NGO demonization of Israel, confronting the European governments that are their funder/enablers is central.
The UNESCO decisions that deny Jewish connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount are based on a narrative that is bolstered by a massive, European-funded NGO campaign.
The IHL Secretariat (Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, and the Netherlands) has released its 2015- 2016 budget, providing funds to NGOs involved in BDS and lawfare, with a focus on Jerusalem.
Since 2010, six documents from the offices of EU representatives in Israel and the PA have been leaked to the media. The documents repeat many of the false, inaccurate or misleading allegations made by a select group of NGOs that receive much of their funding from the EU and member states.
ACRIs report is based almost exclusively on Palestinian testimony. None of the claims can be verified independently, and the testimony is clearly designed to promote the desired political conclusions.The publication is entirely one-sided and reinforces the artificial image and ideology of Palestinian victimization. The surprising use of the phrase Judaize erases the intense Jewish historical connection to Jerusalem and suggests that the very presence of Jews is alien and unacceptable.