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  • NGO Monitor: Promoting critical debate and accountability of human rights NGOs in the Arab-Israeli conflict

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine NGO Network, NGO Monitor, January 2020

NGO Monitor has published a series of reports detailing 8 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist organization. These include Addameer, Al-Dameer, Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCI-P), Health Work Committees (HWC), Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), Union of Health Work Committees (UHWC), and Union of Palestinian Women Committees (UPWC).

A Selective Opponent of ‘Settlers’ by Eugene Kontorovich, The Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2020

Human Rights Watch’s Sara Leah Whitson has one standard for Israel, another for Armenia.

Study: Amnesty International’s anti-Israel bias extends to overlap with BDS by Eldad Beck, Israel Hayom, December 23, 2019 (see also Amnesty International – from bias to obsession by David Collier, December 22, 2019)

Report commissioned by UK-based Jewish Human Rights Watch group details an alarming rate of anti-Israel “obsession” on the part of position-holders who are also identified with pro-Palestinian and pro-BDS agendas.

Who can speak for American Jews against anti-Semitism? Not the ADL by Jonathan S. Tobin, Jewish News Syndicate, November 27, 2019

While British Jewry has pulled together against the threat of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, American Jews seem more focused on partisan grudges then on combating hate.

How BDS Mainstreamed Antisemitism on the American Campus — and Beyond [on Students for Justice in Palestine] by Adam Milstein, The Algemeiner, November 5, 2019

The Flawed Human Rights Watch Report on Gaza by Geoffrey S. Corn and Rachel E. VanLandingham, Lawfare Blog, June 26, 2019

Brother where art thou? A call to join the defense of Israel’s right to exist by Ariel Bem, The Times of Israel, May 19, 2019

On a visited to US colleges with Reservists on Duty, I found not only anti-Zionism, but also anti-Semitism in the mainstream

The ACLU’s Shameful Role in Promoting Antisemitism by David E. Bernstein, The Volokh Conspiracy, March 11, 2019

By falsely portraying state anti-BDS laws as requiring “loyalty oaths,” the ACLU is appealing to latent and blatant antisemitism.

Not So Jewish, Not For Peace by Joshua Muravchik, Commentary, March 2019

How Jewish Voice for Peace falsifies Judaism and glorifies terrorism. A deep dive.

Legal Scholar: Anti-Israel Ideology Pushes ACLU to Undercut Anti-Discrimination Norms It Had Established,, February 12, 2019 (see also For the ACLU, Antipathy to Israel Trumps Antidiscrimination by Eugene Kontorovich, The Wall Street Journal, February 11, 2019; link for WSJ subscribers only)

How Terrorists, NGOs Promoting BDS Work Together to Attack Israel By Aaron Kliegman, The Washington Free Beacon, February 5, 2019 (see also report, Terrorists in Suits: The Ties Between NGOs promoting BDS and Terrorist Organizations, Israel Ministry of Strategic Affairs, February 2019)

Why has Human Rights Watch become an anti-Israel activist group? by David May and Jonathan Schanzer, Washington Examiner, February 4, 2019

Canary Mission’s effectiveness against BDS by Edwin Black, Weekly Blitz, January 3, 2019

Palestinian Aid Groups Perpetuate the Conflict by Odelia Azoulay, Israel Hayom, November 29, 2018

Nashville’s Jewish Community Schadenfreude by Gregg Roman, Jewish News Syndicate, May 23, 2018

As a JCRC alumnus and the current director of the Philadelphia-based think-tank, the Middle East Forum, I was doubly dismayed when I found that the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Nashville is scheduled to host a representative of one such occasional ally: the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

Pro-Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Shaft Palestinians and Human Rights by Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute, May 21, 2018

Israeli group seeks ICC action against Hamas for using children as human shields by Yair Altman, Jewish News Syndicate, April 25, 2018

Shurat Hadin Israel Law Center names three senior Hamas figures as war criminals, says Hamas should be made to answer in International Criminal Court; Case based on Rome Statute clause stating recruiting children under 15 to militant groups is war crime.

Group [IfNotNow] plans to infiltrate Jewish summer camps to turn campers against Israel by Miriam Elman, Legal Insurrection, April 8, 2018

How the ADL Used Fake Stats To Minimize Islamic Terror by Daniel Greenfield,, March 6, 2018

Video: Breaking the Silence Executive Director Avner Gvaryahu (23’52”) interviewed on BBC’s HARDtalk by Stephen Sackur, February 15, 2018

Students for Justice in Palestine Unmasked by Dan Diker and Jamie Berk, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, November 2017 [PDF]

The Embassy, the NIF, and the U.S.-Israeli Jewish divide by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, October 24, 2017

Jewish Voice for Peace Is Spreading Hate on Campus. It’s Time for Jewish Academics to Speak Up. by Jarrod Tanny, Tablet, July 5, 2017

PA abuses goodwill of International Red Cross (ICRC) to pay salaries to Palestinian terrorists in Israeli prisons by Itamar Marcus and Maurice Hirsch, Adv., Palestinian Media Watch, June 22, 2017

What’s Happened to the Anti-Defamation League? by Charles Jacobs, The Algemeiner, June 4, 2017

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and BDS by Armin Rosen, Tablet, May 24, 2017

An Open Letter to Ed Asner on Israel by Jack Saltzberg, The Algemeiner, April 30, 2017

On the true nature of Jewish Voice for Peace

The Politics of Netanyahu vs. Germany by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Matzav Blog, April 27, 2017

On the German Foreign Minister’s meetings with Israeli NGOs Breaking the Silence and B’Tselem

Israel’s Wrongheaded Retreat on BDS by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, April 26, 2017

Israel should have denied a visa to Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director, Omar Shakir, because “people are policy.”

There Must Be Limits to American Jewish Community’s ‘Big Tent’ [on Jewish Voice for Peace] by Jonathan S. Tobin,, April 14, 2017

Amnesty apology for Israeli ban post by Joshua Levi, The Australian Jewish News, February 9, 2017

Amnesty International Australia has been forced to apologise after it justified the fact that a number of countries ban Israeli passport-holders because “of the atrocities committed by the Israel Defence Force”.

‘Jewish Voice for Peace’ to Host Convicted Palestinian Terrorist at Upcoming National Conference by Lea Speyer, The Algemeiner, February 6, 2017

EU Funding to NGOs Active in Anti-Israel BDS Campaigns, NGO Monitor, January 23, 2017

Jew-hatred dressed as ‘’justice’ by John Parazzo,, January 17, 2017

A look at the hate group Students for Justice in Palestine.

World Vision’s Decades-Long Hate Campaign Against Israel by Luke Moon, The Tower Issue #45, December 2016

It shouldn’t have been terribly surprising when an employee of the Christian charity World Vision was charged with funneling money to terrorists. The organization has been on a crusade against Israel for decades.

The Palestinians’ unsporting and illegal ‘football war’ against Israel by Eugene Kontorovich, The Washington Post, September 26, 2016

Adalah, the New Israel Fund and BDS: The mystery of the Black Lives platform by Gerald M. Steinberg, The Times of Israel, August 23, 2016

Meet the NGO Writing Israeli Policy in the West Bank [Regavim] by Emma Goldman, Israel Policy Forum, Matzav Blog, August 15, 2016

Where Palestinian Aid Really Goes by Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary, August 11, 2016

What EU Wants Israelis Not to Know by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, July 14, 2016

An organization that gets most of its funding from a foreign government isn’t a “nongovernmental” organization at all, but an instrument of that government’s foreign policy.

Why Critics of Israel’s New NGO “Transparency Law” Are Wrong by Eugene Kontorovich, Tablet, July 13, 2016

Pro-BDS group blames Israel for US deaths by Tal Polon, Arutz Sheva/Israel National News, July 11, 2016 (see also ZOA Letter to NYU President: Students for Justice in Palestine’s Anti-Semitic Facebook Post)

The New York University chapter of Palestinian group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has accused Israel of complicity in recent shootings of African-Americans by U.S. police.

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International Have a Problem With Israel by Jeff Robbins, Observer, June 17, 2016

When it comes to the Jewish State, NGO bigs are as biased as the UN

Who is really behind the SJP organization? by Max Samarov and Philippe Assouline, San Diego Jewish World, June 8, 2016

Who’s Really Driving “Grassroots” Anti-Israel Activism in America? by Max Samarov and Philippe Assouline, Medium, May 10, 2016 [on American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)]

What NGOs Think About Israel Matters by Sarah E. Yerkes, Israel Policy Forum, Matzav Blog, May 3, 2016

Defeating Hamas in America by Caroline B. Glick, The Jerusalem Post, April 27, 2016

Activists from US coast to coast robotically parrot the same lies, employ the same tactics of bullying, intimidating and silencing pro-Israel activists and speakers on campus after campus.

Freedom House drinks anti-Israel Kool-Aid by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post, April 26

Refugees Expose ‘Rights Groups’ by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, April 4, 2016

How Non-Governmental Organizations Became a Weapon in the War on Israel by Gerald Steinberg, The Tower, Issue 35, February 2016

One of the biggest controversies in Israel today is over the role of foreign-funded NGOs in influencing the country’s domestic politics. As always, you need to follow the money.

Breaking the Silence Is No Human Rights Organization – and I Should Know by Natan Sharansky, Haaretz, January 31, 2016

Why Israel’s NGO Bill Is Vital by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, January 22, 2016

The Problem is the EU, not the NIF by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, January 19, 2016

Soros-Linked Human Rights Group Calls on Businesses to Boycott Israel by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon, January 18, 2016

Why The NGO Bill Does And Doesn’t Matter by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, January 14, 2016

NGO Transparency, Jerusalem Post editorial, December 29, 2015

How the Israel Fixation Feeds Terror by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, December 10, 2015

Who’s Funding Pro-Palestinian Israeli ‘Human Rights’ Groups? by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, August 27, 2015

Europe’s NGO Jihad Against Israel by Susan Warner, Gatestone Institute, August 27, 2015

The NGO Campaign to Destroy Israel by Denis MacEoin, Gatestone Institute, July 17, 2015

Amnesty’s Reports on Hamas Refute Its Allegations Against Israel by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, May 28, 2015

The Latest “Breaking the Silence” Report Isn’t Journalism. It’s Propaganda. by Matti Friedman, Mosaic, May 14, 2015. See also:

Why Is Israel Criticized [by Human Rights Watch] for Helping Nepal Earthquake Victims? By Steven A. Cook, Newsweek, May 4, 2015

Oxfam and other NGOs lie, blame Israel for restrictions on Gaza rebuilding that don’t exist by Elder of Ziyon, April 14, 2015

NGOs and the Destructive Water Campaign Against Israel, NGO Monitor, March 22, 2015

Controversial ‘New Israel Fund’ Received More Than $1 Million From US State Department by Edwin Black, The Algemeiner, March 9, 2015

World Vision: Strategies for Fund-Raising and Support for Hamas by Dexter Van Zile, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, March 1, 2015

Presumed Guilty Until Proven Innocent by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, January 28, 2015 (B’Tselem)

Cooptation, Divest This, December 23, 2014: On Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and others using unrelated horrors and tragedies to harangue Israel

Israel-Bashing from Amnesty International by Arnold Ahlert,, November 10, 2014

On Many Campuses, Hate is Spelled SJP by Daniel Mael, The Tower #19, October 2014

They advocate for Israel’s destruction, admire terrorists, and are making Jewish students feel unsafe on campuses across the country. They’re Students for Justice in Palestine—and they’re a huge problem

Does Human Rights Watch Understand the Nature of Prejudice? by Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic, September 21, 2014

A powerful advocate appears to believe that anti-Semitism is sparked in part by Jewish behavior.

Think Tanks for Sale or Rent by Daniel Pipes, National Review Online, September 15, 2014

Israel’s Predetermined Guilt and the Irrelevant Left by Seth Mandel, Commentary, September 11, 2014

Foreign Powers Buy Influence at Think Tanks by Eric Lipton, Brooke Williams and Nicholas Confessore, New York Times, September 6, 2014

The useful idiots of the BDS campaign by Ben-Dror Yemini,, June 11, 2014

Breaking the Silence activists have become part of ‘Durban strategy,’ which aims to destroy the State of Israel.

Three Israeli NGOs that Don’t Want Israel to Reach its 67th Birthday, NGO Monitor, May 1, 2014

An Alternative Model for Pro-Israel Liberals by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, March 28, 2014

Oxfam Report by Shurat HaDin, Israel Law Center, March 2014

A Shurat HaDin investigation indicates that even as Oxfam was attacking Scarlett Johansson and Israel for violating international law, the organization was itself violating both international law and the laws of many sovereign nations. Specifically, Oxfam’s involvement with two Palestinian NGOs — the Union of Health Workers Committees (UHWC) and the Union of Agricultural Workers Committees (UAWC) — violates numerous laws against giving material and financial aid to terrorist organizations.

Comparison of Amnesty coverage of Syria and Israel, Elder of Ziyon, March 10, 2014

The European war on Israel’s courts by Anne Herzberg, Jerusalem Post, March 1, 2014 (full report: Exploiting Justice: How the UK, EU, & Norway Fund NGO Lawfare vs. Israel, NGO Monitor, February 20, 2014)

Amnesty’s incitement against Israel by Elder of Ziyon, December 4, 2013

A Different Yom Kippur Appeal: What You Can Do for Peace by Avi Meyerstein, Times of Israel, September 13, 2013 [about the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP)]

Israel’s Checkpoint Princesses by Inna Lazareva, Al-Monitor/Israel Pulse, September 5, 2013 [about Machsom Watch (Checkpoint Watch)]

International NGOs: “Global Conscience” or Powerful Political Actors? by Dr. Rephael Ben-Ari, Institute for Contemporary Affairs-Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, July 15, 2013

Human Rights Watch Protects the Arab Tyrants by Gerald M. Steinberg, Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2013

International Nongovernmental Organizations: “Global Conscience” or Powerful Political Actors? by Dr. Rephael Ben-Ari, Jerusalem Issue Briefs Vol. 13, No. 20, July 15, 2013

Israel’s vibrant democracy by Gerald M. Steinberg, Times of Israel, February 19, 2012

NGOs in Israel 101: Background to the Debate and FAQs, NGO Monitor, November 15, 2011 [see also chart of NGOs funded by foreign governments]

Why do human rights groups ignore Palestinians’ war of words? by Robert L. Bernstein, Washington Post, September 27, 2011

NGOs vs. Israel by Ben-Dror Yemini, Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2011 [pdf]

The B’Tselem Witch Trials by Noah Pollak, Commentary, May 2011

NGOs vs. Goldstone: NGO Monitor Analysis, NGO Monitor, April 11, 2011

Goldstone’s recantation exposes the hypocrisy of anti-Israel ‘human rights’ organizations by Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, April 6, 2011

The UN Hatefest is Coming to New York by Jason Edelstein, New York Post, March 29, 2011

Breaking What Silence? A Critical Reading of Allegations from “Breaking the Silence,” NGO Monitor, February 1, 2011

Statistics fun: Freedom House vs. HRW by Elder of Zion, January 16, 2011

HRW [Human Rights Watch] in 2010: More Bias, Even Less Credibility, NGO Monitor, January 11, 2010

Agents of Influence by Caroline B. Glick, Jerusalem Post, January 7, 2011

Mapping the Organizational Sources of the Global Delegitimization Campaign against Israel in the UK by Ehud Rosen, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 2010 [pdf]

The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a network founded by extreme American leftists and part of the campaign to delegitimize Israel, The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, December 7, 2010 [also video]

Israel Advocacy and the IRS by Matthew M. Hausman, Jewish Policy Center, November 17, 2010

Human Rights in the Middle East by Robert L. Bernstein, The Shirley and Leonard Goldstein Lecture on Human Rights, University of Nebraska at Omaha, November 10, 2010

Some Rights Causes Are More Equal Than Others by Johanna Markind, Pajamas Media, November 9, 2010

Breaking What Silence? Wall Street Journal editorial, October 20, 2010

A hypocritical prize nomination by Michael Dickson, Jerusalem Post, October 18, 2010 (on the group “Breaking the Silence” being nominated for the Sakharov Prize, honoring the memory of the late Soviet dissident and Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights activist)

The war on de-legitimization by Gerald M. Steinberg,, August 12, 2010

No Media Hook Too Crooked for B’tselem, HonestReporting, July 5, 2010

Ethical Guidelines for the New Israel Fund, NGO Monitor, June 22, 2010

The New Israel Fund claims to love Israel, but gives millions of dollars to groups that delegitimize it by NGO Monitor, May 14, 2010 [Jerusalem Post ad]

Human Rights Watch Goes to War Over Israel: The Brutal Inside Story by Benjamin Birnbaum, The New Republic, April 27, 2010

Ben-Dror Yemini: The Dark Side of Amnesty International, Solomonia, April 6, 2010

Perilous Games, Palestinian Lives, Nicola Macnaughton’s blog, February 17, 2010

Amnesia International: Forgetting the Real Culprits in Gaza by Dimitri Teresh, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 19, 2010

Rights Watchdog, Lost in the Mideast by Robert L. Bernstein, New York Times, October 19, 2009 (on Human Rights Watch, by its founder)