General Antisemitism

What the Guardian won’t report (Anti-Semitic incitement by Palestinian “humanitarian” NGOs)

The debate in Israel over European government grants to NGOs (in Israel and the Palestinian territories) who supposedly engage in “humanitarian” work often centers around the failure to adequately monitor such groups to see if they’re abiding by the terms of their funding agreements.

However, more than simply a question of accountability over the particulars of specific grants, often times such governments fund NGOs who are openly committed to aims that not only aren’t peaceful, but often promote outright demonization and openly question Israel’s very right to exist – goals with run counter to at least the stated aims of the European governments in questions, as well as the EU.

(Other bodies who fund such NGO’s are large and well-funded foundations, such as New Israel fund (NIF).  Indeed, NIF has its own accountability issues – and still continues to fund NGOs who openly promote BDS, engage in delegitimization, and question Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state within any borders.  Such problems have been thoroughly documented.  See here and here.)

The BADIL Resource Center has been funded in part by the governments of Denmark, Switzerland, Holland, and Sweden – as well as Oxfam.

It’s stated aims are:

BADIL Center is an independent, community-based non-profit organization mandated to defend and promote the rights of Palestinian refugees and IDPs.Our vision, missions, programs and relationships are defined by our Palestinian identity and the principles of international law, in particular international human rights law. We seek to advance the individual and collective rights of the Palestinian people on this basis

However, more than merely “advancing the rights of Palestinians”, BADIL, according to research by NGO-Monitor:

Indeed, if there was any doubt that BADIL – who has consultative status at the United Nations – engages in extreme demonization (some of which clearly crosses the line into outright anti-Semitism), the group recently posted this cartoon on their website:

Something to consider the next time the Guardian, or an Israeli NGO, speaks of the “impediments to peace”.

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  1. The main question, in my mind, is not what the Guardian (among other papers) won’t report, bu WHY those media outlets won’t report these things or at least investigate it with the same way it investigated the “Jewish Lobby”, as they have via Panorama?

    Did any one ask the Guardian editor this simple question?
    Did he/ she kept the reply?

    Does it has anything to do with the “Arab lobby” which no one ever mentions?

    Does it revolves around the same “reasons” why the British tilted towards the Arabs between the 30’s and 48, and why the Arab legion were handed so many high ground fortified position while the Jews had to beg the Czechs for WW2 old air crafts and munitions?

  2. This cartoon is beyond belief.
    A simple tour of Israel can show you what was handed over to who when the British left.
    A simple article review of the years prior to 67 can show you what the Syrians bombed and how did the Israelis respond.

    A little research with a simple holliday can go a long way.

    But no, twisting the conflict is a must.
    Redefining history to suit ones purpose of living.

    This is the same in my eyes as trying to blow up the Treblinka and other camps hours before the Russians marched in to rewrite history and cover up the traces of the past.

  3. Who cares what the truth is? (Here I am quoting Pappe – wonder of wonders)

    What is important is what the media tell the public about – they are in charge of the public store of facts – unless blogs like this one attempt to adjust the scales.