Political Warfare

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The Goldstone "Fact Finding" Mission and the Role of Political NGOs

The Goldstone Mission chose officials from radical anti-Israel NGOs to testify including Al Haq, AIC, and the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP). The GCMHP representative used Nazi rhetoric. HRW has obsessively supported Goldstone, who was a member of HRWs board. The process for the selection of witnesses are completely hidden, and some including PCHR were not made public. Seven NIF-funded Israeli NGOs claimed that Israel acted punitive[ly] and deliberately and knowingly shelled civilian institutions. The Mission has violated the London-Lund guidelines, lacking objectivity, transparency, neutrality, and professionalism.

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Amnesty's Gaza "Report" and call for Arms Embargo: Abolishing Israel's Right to Self Defense

In a February 23, 2009 publication, Amnesty International calls on the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Israel. This continues Amnestys leading role in the Durban Strategy designed to isolate Israel and prevent self-defense. Amnesty exploits the faade of a "research report" to make baseless accusations, misrepresent international humanitarian law, and promote an immoral and indefensible equivalence between Hamas and Israel. Amnesty's attempt to equate the transfer weapons to Israel for legitimate defense, with clandestinely smuggled arms to a terrorist organization, is defamatory, immoral, and absurd.

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NGO "Lawfare": New monograph from NGO Monitor

On October 7, 2008, NGO Monitor held a press conference to introduce the research monograph entitled "NGO Lawfare: The Exploitation of Courts in the Arab-Israeli Conflict." This publication is a detailed analysis of the role of NGOs in the abuse of European and US courts for political "lawfare" the use of legal methods to achieve military goals. In parallel to their other political campaigns, these groups have initiated criminal and civil cases against Israeli officials using false claims of "war crimes."

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