Professor Gerald Steinberg discusses how massive external funding for a very narrow group of unaccountable NGOs is in fact corrupting the democratic principles in whose name they claim to speak.
European funding for strengthening civil society should consider whether some NGO recipients may actually be contributing to shrinking civil space. At least one Palestinian organization uses control of foreign donations to enforce uniformity of thought amongst local NGOs.
[Opinion] Letter to Mr. Halbe Zijlstra, Netherlands Foreign Minister, on the Occasion of Your Visit to Israel
Prof. Steinberg's open letter to the Dutch Foreign Minister, Mr. Halbe Zijlstra.