UK Funding Anti-Israel NGOs

(Commentator-UK) Alex Ryvchin - When the British taxpayer-funded Hebron Rehabilitation Committee issued a statement in August describing a terror attack by Islamic Jihad as a "heroic operation," it should have been met with a very swift and severe response from the British Government, and a review of the Foreign Office's funding practices. It is indicative of a broader trend of financing individuals and organizations whose political activities undermine the Government's own policies promoting peace in the Middle East. The Holy Land Trust (HLT) is another recipient of numerous government grants. It supports calls for an academic boycott of Israel and its executive director and founder, Sami Awad, has asserted that non-violent demonstrations are "not a substitute for the armed struggle." Such activities are not only an egregious misuse of donor funds, they do absolutely nothing to serve the interests of peace. The writer is an Israel Research Fellow at NGO Monitor.

2012-10-19 00:00:00

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