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Breaking the Silence (Shovrim Shtika)

Breaking the Silence makes sweeping accusations based on anecdotal, anonymous, and unverifiable accounts of often low-ranked soldiers. These “testimonies” lack context, are politically biased, and erase the complicated reality in the West Bank. In addition, they reflect a distorted interpretation of the conflict in order to advance the political agenda of Breaking the Silence activists, thereby fueling the international campaigns against Israel.

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Variations in Reporting on Children and Armed Conflict

UNICEF extensively relies on local NGOs as implementing partners to monitor and report on the situation of children in armed conflict. However, this reliance may not be in the best interest of children and can result in one-sided political advocacy.

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Europe Funds Fraudulent Child Rights Campaign to Sanction Israel

Palestinian and international NGOs – funded by European governments and working in tandem with UNICEF’s West Bank and Gaza branch – have built an extensive campaign, using false charges of abuse of Palestinian children in the effort to trigger sanctions against Israel.

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Advocacy Instead of Research: NGO Propaganda Campaigns to Blacklist the IDF at the UN

Save the Children and Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict again published reports as part of the ongoing political campaigns to demonize Israel and have Israel included on a UN blacklist of “grave” violators of children’s rights. In the process, neither NGO applies the accepted UN definitions of what constitutes such violations, and the reports reflect major methodological shortcomings.

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