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  • Israel passes law targeting human rights organizations

    07/11/2016 7:02:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2016 6:37 PM EDT | Daniella Cheslow
    Israel’s parliament passed a controversial law Monday that increases the regulation of many Israeli human rights organizations. The law approved by a vote of 57 to 48 targets groups that receive more than half their funding from foreign governments or political organizations. In practice, the law will affect liberal groups almost exclusively because hawkish groups in Israel largely rely on donations from wealthy individuals, which are exempt. The law requires organizations to state that they rely on foreign funding in all communication with public officials and on TV, newspapers, billboards and online. Representatives of these groups must also declare they...
  • Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International Have a Problem With Israel [Zech 12]

    06/17/2016 3:20:45 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    Observer ^ | 6/17/2016 | Jeff Robbins
    Sunday morning's massacre in Orlando by yet another jihadist came just days after two Palestinians walked into a Tel Aviv cafe and started blasting people away, reminding Americans and Israelis how much they have in common. Both have open societies that find themselves major targets of Islamic terrorists who are pleased to brutally end the lives of innocent people. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated grimly that "this terror threatens the entire world and it is necessary that the enlightened countries urgently unite to fight it." But Netanyahu has been delivering this message for decades, and he has no more...
  • Blumenthal Emailed Hillary About ‘Setting Up Secret Channels Between Insurgents And Governments’

    10/31/2015 5:58:53 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct 30 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Emails released by the State Department on Friday show that Hillary Clintons longtime friend Sidney Blumenthal reached out to her on behalf of a former United Kingdom diplomat who was interested in setting up secret channels between insurgents and governments. Clinton was receptive to the idea which came via Blumenthal from Jonathan Powell, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blairs chief of staff. (Quote) Hillary, Jonathan Powell has launched a new NGO that has already initiated some very interesting work below the radar, (Unquote) Blumenthal wrote in the March 18, 2012 email. (Quote)Sid We are trying to replicate what we did...
  • Moscow Region Duma Holds Conference to Combat Abortion

    03/28/2016 12:44:08 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Mar. 28 2016 17:04 | Igor Tabakov
    The Moscow Region Duma held a conference — titled “Therefore choose life, for both thou and thy seed” — to promote chastity among adolescents and lower the abortion rate, the Duma's official web portal reported Friday. The conference was dedicated to combating the growing rate of abortion in Russia and preserving family, motherhood and childhood values. Attendees included deputies of the regional government, NGO representatives and members of the Russian Orthodox Church. The conference aims to use lectures, seminars and conferences to promote chastity amongst young students and to oppose abortion, the official website reported. Spokesman Igor Bryntsalov drew attention...
  • Galon: This isn't transparency, it's persecution

    02/08/2016 3:49:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/16
    Meretz chairwoman Zehava Galon blasted Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and the Transparency Law at Monday evening's discussion of the bill in the Knesset. “This is not transparency; it is political persecution,” she charged. “Those who slander Israel are actually Ayelet Shaked and her settler friends. The world hates Israel not because of what the [leftist] organizations make public...
  • 'Transparency Law' passes first reading

    02/08/2016 3:44:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/16 | Ben Ariel
    The Knesset on Monday night approved the first reading of the so-called “Transparency Law”, initiated by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked. The bill would require Israeli NGOs who receive more than half of their funds from foreign states to disclose their sources of funding and identify themselves as "foreign agents" when lobbying MKs. 50 MKs voted in favor of the bill and 43 voted against. The bill has been criticized due to the fact that it will only affect left-wing organizations, who receive funding from European countries and the United States, as opposed to right-wing groups who are more likely to...
  • In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief (built 6 permanent homes)

    06/04/2015 6:16:36 AM PDT · by dead · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | Laura Sullivan
    When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, millions of people donated to the American Red Cross. The charity raised almost half a billion dollars. It was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever. The American Red Cross vowed to help Haitians rebuild, but after five years the Red Cross' legacy in Haiti is not new roads, or schools, or hundreds of new homes. It's difficult to know where all the money went. NPR and ProPublica went in search of the nearly $500 million and found a string of poorly managed projects, questionable spending and dubious claims of success,...
  • Investigation: Wounded Warrior Charity Only Spends 60 Percent Of Funds On Vets

    01/27/2016 3:37:53 PM PST · by mazda77 · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/27/16 | Jonah Bennet
    The Wounded Warrior Project, a charity organization dedicated to helping injured former military members, only spends about 60 percent of its donation funds helping veterans. An investigation by CBS News discovered that the Wounded Warrior Project has a dismal record when compared to other similar charities, though the group managed to pull in $300 million just in 2014. The organization apparently raised more than $1 billion since 2003. “Their mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors, but what the public doesn’t see is how they spend their money,” Army Staff Sgt. Erick Millette told CBS News. Millette worked with...
  • Video mocking Swedish Foreign Minister goes mega-viral

    01/21/2016 3:14:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/16 | Gil Ronen
    The Knesset held a tense discussion Wednesday afternoon over Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom's recent demand to investigate Israel for the alleged extrajudicial "executions" of Palestinian terrorists. Science Minister Ofir Akunis (Likud) called Wallstrom's remarks "insane," and said they gave a boost to terrorism. An Israeli copywriter named Guy Ordever used humor to fight Wallstrom, creating a video based on a Swedish TV broadcast with Hebrew subtitles, that has received 730,000 views in four days. The huge number corresponds to about 9% of Israel's total population. A version of the video with English subtitles has been uploaded by a new...
  • Revealed: Who's funding Israel's far-left?

    01/21/2016 2:35:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 1/21/2016, 3:48 PM | Ari Yashar
    As radical leftist NGOs continue to garner attention for their politicized impact on public discourse, Jerusalem-based research institute NGO Monitor this week released a database revealing just where they get their massive funds from. [...] A staggering total of over 261 million shekels ($66 million) was received by the 27 NGOs in the course of the two years, and of that amount 65% - consisting of nearly 170 million shekels - came from foreign governments. Another 34%, nearly 89 million shekels, was raked in from private donors and foundations, while the last 1%, over two-and-a-half million shekels, came from unclear...
  • What you needed to know about Wilson-Fish (refugee resettlement by NGO's with your tax dollars)

    01/19/2016 3:57:02 AM PST · by x_plus_one · 5 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | 27 May 2014 | Ann Corcoran
    If you live in one of the following 11 states you should be paying close attention to how the program is run in your state and begin questioning whether the federal government has the constitutional authority to pass off a federal program to a non-profit group which effectively eliminates, or nearly eliminates, any state control of how state tax dollars are spent. Do you live in one of these Wilson-Fish states? Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee or Vermont. ***Update*** There are 12 W-F states at this time (Oct. 2015): Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho,...
  • Glick: The Obama Administration’s Most Covert War The Obama Administration believes it is at war

    01/14/2016 3:41:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/14/16 | Caroline Glick
    Over the past several weeks, we have learned that the Obama administration believes it is at war with Israel. The war is not a shooting war, but a political war. Its goal is to bring the government to its knees to the point where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu loses power or begs Obama and his advisers to shepherd Israel through a “peace process” in which Israel will renounce its rights to Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. One component of this war is espionage. Last monthThe Wall Street Journal reported that Israel is a top target for American espionage. The other component...
  • In Europe, manipulating Israeli democracy is basic policy

    12/28/2015 11:25:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 12/28/2015, 12:37 PM | Ari Soffer
    The practice among many European Union European states to fund extremist anti-Zionist groups inside Israel is so entrenched that it has become an integral part of those countries' foreign policies, a leading expert has said. Professor Gerald Steinberg, who heads the NGO Monitor watchdog which tracks extremist anti-Israel NGOs, explained to Arutz Sheva that that troubling fact was the reason behind his group's surprise withdrawal of its previous firm opposition to the so-called Transparency Bill, which was officially approved by the Israeli government yesterday. [...] But despite the issue being on the radar for several years at least, European states...
  • Meretz trying to block video exposing European 'agents'

    12/15/2015 11:30:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/15 | Gil Ronen
    MK Zehava Galon (Meretz) is trying to get Facebook to block a video produced by grassroots Zionist movement Im Tirtzu, which singles out four leftist activists as examples of "foreign agents" who are assisting the terrorist enemy. Galon called Im Tirtzu's video "warped and dangerous," and claims it encourages viewers to physically harm the four "human rights activists," and amounts to "a call to action." The video "accuses them of assisting terrorists and publishes their names and pictures," she claimed, "under slogans like 'they live here and they have been planted,' and 'while we fight terror, they fight us.' "...
  • Sky(News) Finds 'Handbook' For EU-Bound Migrants (By a Soros Org, of course!)

    09/13/2015 1:31:30 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    SKY ^ | 9-13-2015 | Jonathan Samuels
    Refugees heading to Greece on people smugglers' boats are given a 'migrants handbook' packed with tips, maps, phone numbers and advice about getting across Europe. Among discarded life jackets and punctured rubber dinghies, Sky News discovered a tattered copy of the unique travel guide washed up on a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos. The booklet's cover features a photograph of a young man on a beach at sunset, looking longingly out to sea, with oars at his feet as he prepares to make the treacherous crossing. The 'rough guide' is written in Arabic and contains phone numbers of...
  • Israeli Embassy Complains over French Funds to Flotilla NGO

    06/29/2015 12:40:19 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/6/15 | Ari Soffer
    Israel's embassy in France has formally complained to the French government, following an Arutz Sheva report which revealed Paris is funding at least one of the extremist organizations involved in coordinating the anti-Israel "Freedom Flotilla III" to Gaza. The flotilla is attempting to breach the IDF's blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory, which the 70-odd anti-Israel activists taking part claim is "illegal." In 2011, however, the UN's Palmer Report ruled that the blockade was in fact an entirely legal means for Israel to prevent weapons and rocket-making equipment from being smuggled into Gaza. Last week Arutz Sheva revealed that among the...
  • Stop the NGO Anti-Energy Menace

    05/15/2015 3:11:59 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/15/15 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    Irresponsible NGOs like Greenpeace are running roughshod over societies. It's high time to stop that menace! The “new energy” comes out of the proclamations by non-government, non-accountable, and totally irresponsible organisations like Greenpeace, Sierra Club, D. Suzuki Foundation, 350-org, Avaaz, and their THOUSANDS of offshoots, affiliates, sympathizers, hangers-on, and totally blind, deaf, and entirely misled cohorts. Just look at Greenpeace’s latest demonstration at the hotel of the G7-Energy-Ministers in Germany, on May 12, 2015, at Hamburg, Germany, a prelude to this year’s COP-21 conference at Paris. Let me translate their message on the yellow signs (from their website): “STOP COAL...
  • Cambodian prime minister criticizes Michelle Obama visit

    03/26/2015 6:55:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    upi ^ | 3/26/15 | Elizabeth Shim
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, March 26 (UPI) -- Michelle Obama's tour of Asia to promote girls' education was marked by blunt criticism from Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who said the first lady was "playing around" and using hopeful rhetoric about making improvements but not guaranteeing aid. The Phnom Penh Post reported that Hun Sen told U.S. embassy personnel and USAID workers Wednesday that Obama's Saturday visit with 10 schoolgirls in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap, part of the White House's "Let Girls Learn" initiative, was good but not enough. He said the U.S. government should promise scholarships – if...
  • Are NGOs Agents of Subversion?

    03/24/2015 8:05:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Though "Bibi" Netanyahu won re-election last week, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will still look into whether the State Department financed a clandestine effort to defeat him. Reportedly, State funneled $350,000 to an American NGO called OneVoice, which has an Israeli subsidiary, Victory 15, that collaborated with U.S. operatives to bring Bibi down. If we are now secretly pumping cash into the free elections of friendly countries, to dump leaders President Obama dislikes, Americans have a right to know why we are using Cold War tactics against democracies. After World War II, my late colleague on CNN's "Crossfire," Tom...
  • PM Warns: Arabs Being Bused to Vote by Leftist NGOs (Israel)

    03/17/2015 7:27:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 3/17/2015, 3:54 PM | Hezki Ezra
    In an exclusive interview with Arutz Sheva, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu repeated his vow not to opt for a “unity government” with Labor’s Yitzhak Herzog. […] Netanyahu said that Arab voters are being brought to the polling booths by V-15 and other NGOs funded from abroad. “We do not have NGOs,” he said. “We do not have V-15; we have ‘tzav 8’ [as the orders calling up soldiers to the battlefield are called—ed.]. We have you. If you do not go to the voting booth, Ahmed Tibi and Hanin Zoabi will make Buji Herzog prime minister for the Left. That...
  • US arrests man 'with uranium for Iran in shoes'

    08/24/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/24/13 | AFP
    A man was arrested in New York City's international airport with uranium destined for Iran hidden in the soles of his shoes, the US Justice Department said. Patrick Campbell, 33, who was arrested Wednesday as he arrived at the John F Kennedy airport from Paris, is accused of trying to act as an intermediary to sell Iran 1,000 tons of purified uranium, in violation of US law. The Sierra Leone-based Campbell had been under surveillance since May 2012, when he responded to an ad on the site Alibaba.com by someone looking to buy uranium 308, or yellow cake. The buyer...
  • Development NGOs warn EU ministers against their ‘fixation’ with the private sector

    12/14/2014 10:40:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 12/12/2014 - 16:57 | Georgi Gotev
    EU development ministers met today (12 December) in Brussels and adopted a “perspective” to boost the role of the private sector in the field of development cooperation. But leading NGOs warned that placing the private sector at the center of EU development policy “shows ministers have failed to acknowledge its limitations”. EU ministers adopted Council Conclusions, which contain strong language in favor of engaging more with the private sector. Ministers state that the private sector “is emerging as an increasingly active player in the development field”, and describe its role as “key” for implementing the future sustainable development goals. Ministers...
  • Egypt’s civil society fears it will be silenced (NGOs = civil society?)

    10/04/2014 8:48:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2014 3:00 AM EDT | Merrit Kennedy
    Civil society groups in Egypt long had a tenuous position under the rule of autocrat Hosni Mubarak, but they were able to operate. Now those groups, ranging from human rights defenders to advocates of economic justice, fear even that margin of freedom is disappearing and that they are on the way to being silenced. The government of newly elected President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ordered non-governmental organizations to submit to regulations that gives the state sweeping authority over their activities and financing—and dangles over them the threat of prosecution if they violate vague guidelines against “hurting national security” or “affecting public...
  • Open Borders or Open Society

    07/22/2014 8:44:22 PM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies
    CNS news ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jen Kuznicki
    ...In a report out of Michigan, a protest was organized over the prospect now seemingly beyond the people's control, that the federal government under the leadership of Barack Obama will be sending dozens of the tens of thousands of children who have come into the nation through our southern border, to the small town of Vassar.  Filled with anger and resentment against the open border policies of this president, the people demonstrating described the move as anarchy.But, within the report, it was revealed that the move was being organized by a foundation called the Heartland Alliance: Grosse Pointe Park-based Wolverine Human Services...
  • The Obama Dallas Immigration Visit – Curious Case of Obama’s “Faith Leaders”

    07/20/2014 8:58:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 27 replies
    On July 9th 2014 President Obama made a visit to Dallas Texas for two reasons.   The first reason was fundraising, the second reason was to meet with Governor Rick Perry and “Faith Leaders” to discuss the border crisis....The impression intended would be that President Obama just met with a bunch of religious organizational heads, perhaps priests, pastors and ministers.  Along with “faith based” advocates who are helping to deal with the immediate needs of the illegal aliens, unaccompanied minors, and the larger “border crisis”.You would be wrong.To avoid my calling our President of The United States a liar, I will instead say President Obama is being...
  • How Little They've Learned: FPIC and Neo-Colonialism

    06/05/2014 6:24:46 AM PDT · by BenWolinski · 13 replies
    Newsvine ^ | Benjamin Wolinski
    How Little They've Learned: FPIC and Neo-Colonialism By Benjamin Wolinski There was a time when Western Europeans, armed with the technology and flush with the wealth of the Industrial Revolution, went to the nations of Asia, conquered them, and harnessed the resources of foreign lands for whatever purposes they chose. By the mid-20th Century, the nations of Asia had finally had enough of these imperialists and, one by one, sent the Europeans home. Now it's the 21st Century and Western Europeans, this time armed with the technology and flush with the wealth of the Information Technology Revolution, have returned to...
  • Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine

    04/08/2014 4:06:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/8/2014
    Russia claimed Tuesday that 150 specialists from an American private military group are in eastern Ukraine, the region where pro-Russia protesters are clashing with government forces. A woman who identified herself as an employee of the group, the security contracting company Greystone, declined comment. She also declined to provide her name. Greystone, on its website, identifies itself as a “provider of aviation and protective support services and training” formerly part of Xe Services, the security contracting company once known as Blackwater. A statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the Americans were wearing the uniforms of Sokol, a Ukrainian...
  • What’s the Big Deal about Common Core State Standards?

    04/03/2014 1:24:52 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 19 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | April 3, 2014 | Celeste Busby
    Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are not “state standards.” They are nationalized, state-run standards so that every student in a given grade, in every state will be learning the same thing at the same time. Promoters of the Standards, Achieve, Inc., Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and National Governors Organization (NGO) would like you to believe that the Standards had input from people in every state. The reality is that they were developed by a 24-member team, with David Coleman, from Student Achievement Partners (SAP), considered to be the chief architect of CCSS. (He is now head of...
  • John Kerry: Russia has until Monday to reverse course in Ukraine

    03/13/2014 11:59:01 AM PDT · by Errant · 141 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 13 March 2014 | Susan Crabtree
    Secretary of State John Kerry warned of serious repercussions for Russia on Monday if last-ditch talks over the weekend to resolve the crisis in Ukraine failed to persuade Moscow to soften its stance. Kerry will travel to London for a Friday meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ahead of a Sunday referendum vote in the Crimea region to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. U.S. and European officials argue that Moscow is orchestrating the referendum and waging an intimidation campaign with thousands of Russian troops controlling the region. If Russian-backed lawmakers in Crimea go through with the...
  • Truce declared in bloodied Ukraine, but will it last through talks?

    02/19/2014 4:39:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/19/2014 | Nick Paton Walsh. Greg Botelho and Victoria Butenko
    <p>Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) -- Just before midnight Wednesday, Ukraine's president declared a truce in his nation, as well as the start of negotiations aimed at not only preventing further bloodshed but forging a lasting peace.</p> <p>The statement -- agreed upon with leaders of Ukraine's three top opposition parties -- seemingly offered a welcome respite from the violence and acrimony that's been emanating from the tumultuous Eastern European nation.</p>
  • New Guantánamo hearings limit media, NGO access

    01/24/2014 10:25:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2014 12:02 AM EST | Ben Fox
    Some prisoners at Guantánamo are getting an opportunity to plead for their release, but journalists and observers from human rights groups won’t get to hear them in what critics say is a break from past practice at the U.S. base in Cuba. The Department of Defense is restricting access to a series of hearings that start Tuesday, requiring reporters and observers from non-governmental organizations to view the proceedings only by video link from Washington. They also will not be able to listen when prisoners held for more than a decade without charge address a committee known as the Periodic Review...
  • Boneta Bill Part Deux

    01/18/2014 9:07:28 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 18, 2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Farming comprises less than three percent of an American labor force that feeds 307 million Americans and many other millions around the world yet government regulations are making it harder and harder for small farms to operate and bring wholesome foods to the market. Why should farmers be subjected to “annual property monitoring visits and inspections” by environmental groups, environmental councils, and local supervisors beholden to international agencies, groups that have no idea how their food gets to the table nor do they care? Virginians have fought back the NGO environmentalist assaults on their land, private property rights, and the...
  • Egypt convicts 43, including Americans, in NGO case

    06/04/2013 4:13:30 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 4, 2013 6:40pm EDT | Shaimaa Fayed and Maggie Fick
    (Reuters) - An Egyptian court convicted 43 Americans, Europeans, Egyptians and other Arabs on Tuesday in a case against democracy promotion groups that plunged U.S.-Egyptian ties into their worst crisis in decades. Judge Makram Awad gave five-year sentences to 27 defendants tried in absentia including 15 U.S. citizens. Another American who stayed for trial was given a two-year sentence but left Egypt on Tuesday on the advice of his lawyers. A German woman was also given a two-year sentence. ... The Egyptian investigation focused on charges that the groups were operating without necessary approvals and had received funds from abroad...
  • St. Louis gun control rally - turn over rights to UN

    04/03/2013 9:55:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/30/13 | Jim Hoft
    Today at the gun control rally in St. Louis - final speaker urges supporters to call congress and turn rights over to United Nations. Dr. Robert Flood , director of pediatric emergency at SLU.
  • Pope Francis Warns Church Could Become 'Compassionate NGO'

    03/14/2013 1:31:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/13/13
    Pope Francis has warned the Catholic Church would become "a compassionate NGO" without spiritual renewal. In a Sistine Chapel Mass with cardinals on his first day as Church leader, the pontiff said: "If we do not confess to Christ, what would we be? "We would end up a compassionate NGO. What would happen would be like when children make sand castles and then it all falls down." Francis is the first Latin American - and the first Jesuit - Pope. The BBC's David Willey, in Rome, says the 76-year-old has already been swift to stamp his style on the papacy....
  • Op-Ed: Europe, Stop Supporting Israeli Extremists!

    02/06/2013 5:01:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/13 | Ron Torossian
    When the world isn’t 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...
  • It Takes a Village to Destroy One Thousand Years of Culture

    11/06/2012 8:58:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2012 | Lincoln Brown
    If you were looking for that last-minute pre-poll pitch to that favorite undecided voter in your life, you are done shopping. If any fence sitters needed convincing that the liberal agenda is costly, and hypocritical, let them feast their eyes on the following. David Williams of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance has uncovered a history of abuse of your tax dollars to fund “environmentally responsible” projects across the globe that have done little but fatten wallets and in at lest one case has resulted in the destruction of a village. The TPA is calling it “The Environmental Shakedown of American Taxpayers”...
  • Unreal… Islamist Wears Tattered & Torn US Flag As Scarf at DNC Jumah

    09/01/2012 11:03:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Nice prayer service, Democrats. A Muslim leader wears a tattered and torn US flag as a scarf at the Jumah at the DNC event today in Charlotte. Muslims gather for outdoor “Jumah” prayers at Marshall Park in Charlotte, N.C., on Friday, the first of several events planned by the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs in the run up to the Democratic National Convention in the city. (MSNBC) Of course, the women were lined up behind the men. It’s the DNC’s very own War on Women. The Obama Campaign listed an “Islamic Jumah at the DNC” as an “official function” at...
  • Russia’s NGO conundrum

    08/23/2012 4:05:08 AM PDT · by Sir Francis Dashwood · 1 replies
    Rissia & India Report ^ | July 10, 2012 | Ajay Kamalakaran
    Russia’s NGO conundrum July 10, 2012 Ajay Kamalakaran Not all NGOs receiving funds from overseas are indulging in malpractices but the Russian Government has every right to ask questions. Foreign governments that want to use the NGO route as a means for a coup d’état or to meet other political ends will have to find another way to advance their agenda. Source: Julian Hibbard There seems to be a particular feeling of discomfort in the West over Russia’s new bill that calls for certain categories of NGOs receiving foreign funding to register with the Justice Ministry. The main aim of...
  • Int'l Aid Groups Blame Israel That Gaza Water Unfit to Drink

    06/14/2012 5:16:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/6/12 | Chana Yaar
    Two international aid organizations claim that Gaza's water is unfit to drink. But instead of blaming the Hamas terrorist rulers who have maintained a choke hold on the region since June 2007, the groups claim Israel is responsible for the contamination. The “Save the Children” foundation and “Medical Aid for Palestinians” charity insist that Israel's blockade of Gaza prevents “crucial sanitation equipment from getting in,” the BBC reported Thursday. “The blockade must be lifted 'in its entirety,'” wrote the BBC, quoting a report by the charities, “Gaza's Children: Falling Behind.” The British-based website also noted in a single line that...
  • Arab Susya Quakes as Regavim Walks Tall

    05/09/2012 3:44:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/5/12
    A lone Jew dedicated to fighting for Judea and Samaria in Israel's courts has struck fear into the Arab residents of Arab Susya. The Susya in question, which lies between Kiryat Arba-Hevron and Arad, is eponymously named for a nearby Jewish community that pre-dates its construction. "He comes with small weapons and his camera, sometimes with armed forces, sometimes with settlers,” Susya resident Nasser Nawaja told the Bethlehem-based Maan News Agency. The man in question is Ovad Arad, director of the Judea and Samaria section of the Regavim non-governmental organization. Arad is tasked with photographing and documenting illegal Arab construction...
  • U.S. pro-democracy workers flying out of Cairo, travel ban lifted

    03/01/2012 4:31:46 PM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 10+ views
    Sam LaHood, the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, and six other U.S. pro-democracy group workers flew out of Cairo Thursday after Egypt lifted a travel ban that had barred them from leaving the country for over a month, democracy groups and Egyptian media reports said. A U.S. military plane waiting at Cairo airport since Wednesday was transporting the seven Americans and other foreign NGO workers to Cyprus. A U.S. military plane waiting at Cairo airport since Wednesday was transporting the seven Americans and other foreign NGO workers to Cyprus.
  • Egypt to prosecute 44 workers, including 19 Americans, after raids on rights groups

    02/05/2012 9:08:04 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/5/2012
    The son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is among 19 Americans being referred to criminal trial for allegedly receiving foreign funds illegally and being involved in banned activity in Egypt, several news agencies reported Sunday.
  • Egypt to try 43 NGO workers, including 19 Americans, over funds

    02/05/2012 8:56:03 AM PST · by Innovative · 11 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 5, 2012 | Hamza Hendawi and Maggie Michael, AP
    Egyptian investigating judges on Sunday referred 43 NGO workers, including 19 Americans, to trial before a criminal court for allegedly being involved in banned activities and illegally receiving foreign funds. The decision is likely to further sour relations between Egypt's military rulers and the United States, the Arab nation's chief western backer for more than 30 years. The referral is the latest development in a long-running row between Washington and Cairo over an Egyptian crackdown on U.S.-funded groups promoting democracy and human rights.
  • Egypt bans travel for US official's son, 9 others

    01/26/2012 11:22:10 AM PST · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    Egypt has banned the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and at least five other Americans from leaving the country, officials said Thursday, heightening tensions over an Egyptian investigation into groups that promote democracy and human rights.
  • Religious Soldiers: Stop Provoking Us

    01/24/2012 4:25:47 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/1/12 | Gil Ronen
    The Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee hosted Major General Orna Barbivai Monday and discussed the Tal Law and the need to enlist hareidim to the army. However, an NGO that advocates for the rights of religious soldiers says that elements within the IDF are purposely provoking kippah-wearers. According to Eliyahu Lax, Chairman of the Organization for the Religious Soldier, public promises to make army service more religious-friendly do not materialize on the ground. Lax said that in Bahad 1, where the Officer's Training Courses are held, "they did not give cadets time for prayer, there has been women's singing...
  • So what's changed in two years? Staggering pictures show how Haiti is still a shattered wreck

    01/13/2012 7:07:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2012 | Staff
    Two years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti is struggling to rebuild its ravaged buildings and hundreds of thousands of victims remain homeless. The 7.0 magnitude quake on January 12, 2010, lasted only a few seconds but killed around 300,000 people and left more than 1.5million without homes. Since then, however, reconstruction has been painfully slow, with squalid tent camps housing more than a half a million people in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince.
  • B'Tselem NGO : Idea of 'Shooting Settlers is Unacceptable'

    12/15/2011 3:45:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/11 | David Lev
    Even the far left B'Tselem organization criticized the extremist comments made by Labor MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, who suggestied that IDF soldiers “shoot settlers” who clash with them when security forces try to demolish homes in Judea and Samaria. Some of the radical left applauded his remarks. The B'Tselem group, known chiefly for its advocacy for Arabs in disputes with the IDF and over Jewish property rights in Judea and Samaria, condemned the idea, saying that shooting live ammunition at Jewish protesters was “an unacceptable method of dealing with civilian violence by Jewish residents” of Judea and Samaria. In a statement,...
  • A 'Human Rights' Swindle in Colombia (NGO Fraud)

    11/08/2011 10:32:00 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 7, 2011 | MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY
    As Occupy Wall Street droned on about the evils of corporate avarice last month, a multimillion-dollar international scandal broke in Bogotá, exposing greed and corruption in the "nongovernmental organization" (NGO) world of human rights.
  • They're our streets. It's our money. So why isn't it our decision?

    09/28/2011 5:42:26 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 1 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-28-11 | Joe Soucheray
    The residents, quaintly enough also known as taxpayers, don't want that island. They have formed their own ironic offspring known as Local Taxpayers for a Livable Community, distinguished from TLC by the fact that they are not funded but, in fact, are the funders. My hope for LTLC is that they are not too late in the sense that a wild horse has already left the barn. Let us understand our civics, shall we? The people who pay the bills, the taxpayers, watch, seemingly helplessly, as millions of dollars in federal funds - their money - is won by outfits...