How Norway and the EU Are Undermining the Oslo Accords

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Amb. Alan Baker - Norway and EU member states have restored funding to six Palestinian civil society organizations designated by Israel as terror-supporting organizations, thereby rejecting evidence submitted by Israel that such organizations are linked to the universally outlawed terror organization, "Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine." Funding terror contravenes international counter-terrorism conventions and resolutions to which Norway and the EU are party that criminalize funding terror. It also undermines distinct counter-terror provisions in the 1993-1995 Oslo Accords between the Palestinians and Israel. Facilitating international funding for supporting and encouraging Palestinian terror is the antithesis of any genuine international action to promote human rights, peace, and stability in the Middle East. The writer, who heads the international law program at the Jerusalem Center, is former legal counsel to Israel's Foreign Ministry and participated in the negotiation and drafting of the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians.

2022-08-01 00:00:00

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