European governments have a duty to check what is being done with taxpayer funds, and whether they are being used to promote peace and nonviolence.
The Norwegian government transferred 5 million kroner ($600,000) to the Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat, based in Ramallah. It would have been a welcome donation had this body not been responsible for funding anti-Israeli org...
In an interview within an article deals with latest developments in European countries regarding the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) campaign against Israel, I said that despite the latest news coming from Switzerland, Spain, Britain and more countries, we can't say there is a trending to uphold BDS, but there is a slight change in part of the European countries and we must continue the publi...
The current public debate in Israel deals with the influence of political NGOs on Israel's policies. Thos NGOs usually funded by foreign governments money, mostly European tax payer's money. One of the suggestions led by certain politicians is to resolve the issue with legislation. However, in this opinion piece I argue that the solution lies in the fact that European taxpayers' money transferre...
In this opinion piece I discuss one of the burning issues in Israel - foreign governmental funding to political NGOs. I explain that legislation is not necessarily the effective tool to cut the funding.
European governments, which might not agree with Israeli policy, can use diplomatic means in order to protest. Instead, by funding NGOs which demonize Israel, the EU puts bilateral relations with Israel at risk.
If the intentions of organizations that promote de-legitimization of Israel were human rights, they would be working to prevent the stoning of homosexuals in Iran and the executions of Palestinians by their own people. But human rights do not interest them and this must be made clear to the European contries that fund these organizations.
The living spirit behind BDS phenomena is the huge funding to this campaign, that without it, it meaningless. So the most effective way to counter groups calling for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel is by cutting the purse strings.
Read the opinion piece at Israel Hayom English edition.
Ironically, the ones truly preventing Palestinian access to water are the same organizations meant to protect Palestinian human rights. It is a shame many NGOs prefer to wage a political war against Israel, at the Palestinians' expense.
Read the original piece at Israel Hayom newspaper: