Skip to comments.Op-Ed: Europe, Stop Supporting Israeli Extremists!
Posted on 02/06/2013 5:01:35 PM PST by Eleutheria5
When the world isnt killing the Jews, it spends way too much time worrying about the State of Israel.
The latest news comes courtesy of a new report by NGO Monitor which published a report titled "NGO Reports to the Israeli Registrar of Non-Profits in 2012". It is simply flabbergasting to read and discover that European foreign governments are so involved in funding the far-left in Israel.
At least thirteen political advocacy non-governmental organizations were funded by Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, and the Netherlands at a total tune of 21,671,115 NIS!
The money was received primarily by organizations who are very left-of-center in Israel and are involved in highly biased delegitimization campaigns against Israel. The majority of these extremist organizations are involved in extremely divisive activities in Israel - and their viewpoints barely received representation in the recent Israeli elections.
Extremist and radical left organizations like BTselem, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I), Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI), Yesh Din, Bimkom, Ir Amim, Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), Hamoked, Geneva Initiative (H.L Education), Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR), and others received funds.
Yesh Din receives 94% of its funding from foreign donations like the European Union.
BTselem is also funded by the EU and organizations opposed to Israel.
These organizations receive extensive foreign media coverage as Israeli left-wing organizations, when in reality they have barely any Israeli support. They are public relations machines created largely by anti-Israel funds.
Why is it that these European governments deem it acceptable to intervene in internal issues of the State of Israel, the closest ally of the west?
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On the other hand, in Israel reality is very immediate, howling at the doorstep and leaving very little room for self-delusion, so less people are taken in by this crap.
In America, the news happens on TV and half a world away, so it’s easier to let left-wing nitwits do one’s thinking for one, especially when preoccupied with immediate concerns.
In Israel, there are at most 8 million people, 6 million of them Jewish. If half the country believes these lefto NGOs, that’s only 4 million.
In the US, there are hundreds of millions of people. If half or even a quarter of them believe the leftos, that’s many times over Israel’s entire population, and that of many large countries. The sheer volume of the idiot sector makes it impossible for the rest of the world to ignore them when they make noise.
In Israel, all the idiotic ideas of the left have been tried. Mapai, the communist party, was in power in 1967. “Disengagement” has been tried in Ghaza and the Sinai, and the results are in. Land for piece is an abject failure at creating peace. From 1967 until the first Intifada, Arabs prospered and advanced in education, health and economically, because we were ignoring the terrorists and their occasional attacks, and refusing to negotiate with them. From the first Intifada on, Arabs have slid down hill in every respect, and only began progressing again after the negotiations became moribund. At the same time, as we began negotiating with the terrorists, they have committed innumerable atrocities, and the more we negotiate with them, the worse it gets.
The writing’s on the wall. Ignore the NGOs. Ignore the “international community,” and ignore the MSM. They are for death, capitulation, and mass murder. Most in Israel get the message and don’t have a death wish. The left in the last election did, too, and started focusing on economic issues. But the foreign-funded NGOs are still here, as noisy as ever, and as false, but still discredited.