The Ford Foundation was among the main funders for extremist NGOs involved in the 2001 UN sponsored Durban conference, which crystallized the strategy of delegitimizing Israel as “an apartheid regime” through international isolation.
Caabu (Council for Arab-British Understanding)
Caabu is a lobby group that organizes “fact-finding” visits to the West Bank, together with Medical Aid for Palestinians, to disseminate an anti-Israel narrative to British parliamentarians, journalists, and EU politicians.
[Opinion] Paving the Way to Total Boycott
Itai Reuveni discusses the European Court of Justice's decision to label products manufactured in Israeli settlements.
EU Product Labeling Is NGOs' First Step to BDS
For years, the NGO network has pushed product labelling as a stepping stone for full-fledged BDS against Israel, particularly in Europe. They have taken another step in singling out Israel, through the decisions of the French government and the European Court of Justice.
The Origins of the BDS War
Gerald Steinberg describes the history of BDS, from its inception at the 2001 Durban Conference to current efforts to advance BDS through the EU's product labeling requirements.
Research Note: NGO Involvement in US Product Labeling "Reminder"
Human Rights Watch and CodePink were involved in lobbying campaigns leading up to the United States' statement reiterating its regulations for labeling goods produced in the West Bank and Gaza.
Human Rights Watch Publication, Lacking Methodology and Credibility, Lays the Foundations for BDS
Human Rights Watch´s publication "Occupation,Inc." constitutes a de facto call for a boycott of Israel, aligning with other NGO-driven BDS campaigns.
For NGOs, EU labeling is ´first step´ to BDS, expert says at Knesset hearing
Gerald Steinberg appeared as an expert before the Knesset Finance Committee, on NGO influence over the decision by the EU to label products manufactured beyond the Green Line.