The Jim Joseph Foundation, the Jewish Communal Fund & Alisa Doctoroff of UJA are joined by Jewish hating Europeans in funding organizations like The New Israel Fund and other radical left-wing organizations in Israel. While this week Orange, the largest cell-phone company in France, effectively announced a racist plan to boycott Israel, they are not alone.
Israel’s NGO Transparency Law requires organizations to disclose direct and indirect funding from foreign governmental bodies, and according to Israel’s Foreign Ministry, many of the organizations receiving massive funding promote anti-Israel activity.
Some 24 Israeli non-governmental political advocacy organizations dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reported a total of nearly 105 million shekels ($27 million) in direct and indirect funding from foreign governments, especially in the European Union, from 2012 to 2014, according to an NGO Monitor report from earlier this year.
The organizations are required by Israel’s NGO Transparency Law to disclose funding from foreign governmental bodies. NGO Monitor collected and analyzed the data provided about donations given directly by foreign governments and those given via governmental conduits.
Some of the organizations to receive foreign government funding were B’Tselem, Gisha, The Association for Civil Rights in Israel and Breaking the Silence – naturally all New Israel Fund funded organizations.
The Breaking the Silence organization, which is dedicated to exposing alleged wrongdoings by the Israel Defense Forces, reportedly received some 2.2 million shekels ($573,000) in foreign funding. The group also recently launched an exhibit in Switzerland, receiving $16,000 in Swiss government funding and sparking Israel’s condemnation.
Foreign funding is often given to organizations on a project basis. For example, left-wing organization B’Tselem’s video project received several thousand dollars in funding, while the Coalition of Women for Peace received some 38,000 shekels ($9,900) for “international activities.”
The data collected by NGO Monitor reveal massive funding from the EU and Norway, constituting 17.2% and 13%, respectively, of the total donations reported by political NGOs. Belgium, Ireland, Germany, Finland and the Netherlands were among other countries funding controversial NGOs.
European Anti-Semites standing with Jewish self-haters, including The Leichtag Foundation and many others who we will continue to name.
Visit the Facebook page of The Jewish Communal Fund here:
https://www.facebook.com/JCFNY to let them know how you feel about their support for the New Israel Fund, who boycotts Israel.