The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC) is highly active in promoting BDS campaigns, lobbying international bodies, and utilizing highly inflammatory rhetoric.
Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is a leader in anti-Israel lawfare campaigns, ignores the existence of terrorism against Israeli civilians, and presents a distorted version of the conflict based only on the Palestinian narrative.
Rejects the legitimacy of the Jewish state, while attempting to portray it as inherently racist and discriminatory; regularly lobbies the Israeli supreme court and international bodies to adopt its agenda.
- 2014 Gaza War
- Adalah’s “Discriminatory Laws in Israel” database
- Fatou Bensouda
- International Criminal Court (ICC)
NGO Monitor delivered a submission to the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on the protests and violence along the Gaza-Israel border beginning in March 2018.
For many years, the network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) claiming a human rights agenda has consistently sought to delegitimise Israel’s counterterrorism strategy. This phenomenon was prominent during the 2008–2009 and 2014 Gaza wars, when these groups issued hundreds of statements condemning Israel, and in campaigns calling for UN commissions of inquiry (e.g. the Goldstone and Schabas/Davis investigations) into Israeli ‘war crimes’.
On July 25, 2018, the UN Human Rights Council appointed three individuals to serve as members of a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into what has been predetermined to be Israel’s “military assaults on the large-scale civilian protests” along the Gaza border.
On May 18, 2018, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) held a “special session of the Human Rights Council on the deteriorating human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.” Many of the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that participated in the session condemned Israel for allegedly committing “war crimes” and denied the legitimacy of Israel’s right to self-defense.
Anne Herzberg demonstrates that funds going to politicized NGOs from European governments through the Human Rights Secretariat are being used to demonize Israel and erase the context of the current wave of Palestinian terrorism, justifying it as a "right of resistance"
During the 29th session of the UNHRC, a number of highly politicized NGOs submitted oral and written statements and held side events, falsely accusing Israel of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and intentionally targeting the civilian population, thereby contributing to the international demonization campaign.