Skip to comments.Anti-Israel Website Indirectly Funded by Dutch Government
Posted on 11/28/2010 12:06:51 PM PST by Nachum
The next time you come across an Electronic Intifada article alleging some devious Israeli plot to annex Palestinian olive groves, direct your eye-rolls toward The Hague. According to the Jerusalem Post, the Dutch government may have been unwittingly helping to finance the radical anti-Israel website for years.
The Post reported Friday that the Electronic Intifada is funded by the Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation, which is apparently being subsidized quite heavily by the Dutch government and the European Union:
The Dutch government has been funding the Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation, a Dutch aid organization that finances the Electronic Intifada website that, NGO Monitor told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday, is anti-Semitic and frequently compares Israeli policies with those of the Nazi regime.
NGO Monitors exposure of Dutch government funding for the Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO) prompted Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal to say on Thursday, I will look into the matter personally. If it appears that the government subsidized NGO ICCO does fund Electronic Intifada, it will have a serious problem with me.
The Post reports that the Dutch government provided 124 million to the ICCO in 2008, which the NGO Monitor says makes up 90 percent of the groups budget. The European Union reportedly contributed another 6 percent.
The Electronic Intifada is one of the most prominent peddlers of anti-Israel demagoguery on the English-speaking Web. Founded and run by Ali Abunimah, its articles promote a one-state solution, accuse Israel of ethnic cleansing, and regularly compare the Jewish state to Nazi Germany. Abunimah has also published the personal information of IDF soldiers, including home addresses.
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Abe Foxman at the ADL is totally against Geert Wilders. Geert is not anti-semetic or anti-Islamic. Some of Geert biggest supporters in America have been (non-liberal) Jews.
The liberal ones who voted for Hussein, like Foxman, can go to h*ll.
I think we saw something a few months ago that the Dutch govt or the Christian (sic) Dem Party was donating money to the 911 Victory mosque that Bloomberg approved. The whole thing sounded like that major party are stooges for Saudi Arabia. They were doing money laundering for the Saudis.