Gerald Steinberg argues that instead of sending inaccurate and biased letters in response to the proposed NGO law, European government officials should work to make the law unnecessary by increasing transparency and ceasing to fund politicized NGOs.
A significant number of MEPs who signed a letter to Knesset opposing NGO Legislation have previously supported BDS Campaigns and participated in the demonization of Israel.
Gerald Steinberg outlines the issues behind the recent NGO Wars, delineating the anti-Israel activities being carried out by European-funded NGOs in Israel.
Professor Gerald Steinberg explains how the proposed NGO law is a response to the demonization of Israel by Israeli NGOs which receive millions of dollars in funding from European governments.
European governments should make their donations to Israeli NGOs transparent, avoiding the need for Israeli legislation requiring such from these groups.
Gerald Steinberg argues that the name-calling and propaganda campaigns of NGOs involved in the current debate over foreign funding to Israeli NGOs, with Breaking the Silence at the center, have distracted from the real issue at hand, the funding of NGOs engaged in Israeli democracy by foreign governments.