NGO Monitor's success in exposing the millions in taxpayer funds given annually, without transparency, to false human rights and development NGOs, some of which are linked to terror organizations and/or use antisemitic motifs, speaks for itself. Indeed, this smear campaign highlights the importance and credibility of our work.
NGO Monitor research has influenced European governments to re-think the process for distributing funds to NGOs.
The EUs policies on Israel, the Palestinian conflict, and regional changes are greatly influenced and distorted by the close relationship with a narrow group of political advocacy NGOs.
According to a news story in the Jerusalem Post, the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence was responsible for leaking the latest internal EU document condemning Israeli policy. This highly irregular EU practice stands in stark contrast to good governance standards.
EU officials have attempted to justify the intense secrecy by using exaggerated claims of public security and commercial interest. The only reasonable conclusion is that the EU has something to hide.
The submission demands, at a minimum, strict adherence to the principles of impartiality and objectivity, transparency in all interactions with NGOs, and professional guidelines for assessing the credibility, and factual and legal claims of NGOs.