The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Palestinian territories (OCHA-oPt) is a primary coordinator of NGO funding and activity in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg writes about UN-OCHA's propaganda war against Israel.
As part of UNOCHA's “Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP),” aid appeals are divided into clusters with NGOs serving as implementing partners with UN agencies, and in some cases, responsible for leading the cluster. The cluster system is a key international lobbying and action mechanism through which the PA advances its nationalist and political agenda, sustaining conflict,
- Humanitarian Aid
- Norwegian Refugee Council
- Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
One of NRC’s principle projects in Israel, “Information, counseling, and legal assistance (ICLA),” exploits judicial frameworks to manipulate Israeli policy, bypassing democratic frameworks. NRC’s legal projects and funded mainly by Norway, the European Union (EU), and the United Kingdom (UK).
According to its website, “DanChurchAid is rooted in the Danish National Evangelical Lutheran Church.” Aims to conduct “humanitarian aid and development assistance in close cooperation with churches and other cooperative partners.”
Anne Herzberg argues that UN Secretary General Guterres has taken steps to begin repairing the relationship between Israel and the UN but more forceful steps still need to be taken.
UN-OCHA oversees and facilitates government funding to some of highly biased and politicized NGOs, including a number that are very active in promoting BDS and “lawfare” campaigns that single out Israel.