Foreign governments gave $100m to Israeli organisations that helped author Amnesty’s anti-Israel report

February 7, 2022 by TPS
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The vast majority, 77%, of the organizations who provided materials for Amnesty International’s report against Israel were Israeli organizations that received a total of $105,209,347 (NIS 337,553,677) from foreign governments in the past decade, the Zionist watchdog group Im Tirtzu reported on Sunday.

B’Tselem’s photographer in the city of Hebron. Hebron, Jan 2019.                                 Photo by Esty Dziubov/TPS

According to the new Im Tirtzu report, Amnesty International’s report accusing Israel of being an apartheid state was heavily based on information provided by “radical anti-Zionist” Israeli NGOs.

Throughout the 280-page report, 26 NGOs, 16 Israeli and 10 non-Israeli, were cited 597 times out of the total 1,559 citations in the report.

Of the 597 citations, 461 of them,77%, came from Israeli NGOs that receive extensive funding from foreign governments.

The most cited Israeli NGO was B’Tselem with 98 quotes, which itself published a report last year accusing Israel of being an apartheid state. Adalah was quoted 83 times, Ir Amim was quoted 44 times, and HaMoked 41 times.

The most cited non-Israeli NGOs were Al-Haq with 34 citations, which was designated as a terrorist group by Israel in October 2021, Human Rights Watch with 34 quotes, Norwegian Refugee Council 23 times, and Al Mezan with 12 quotes. Addameer, which like Al-Haq was designated as a terror group by Israel for its ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), was also cited 10 times.

Im Tirtzu’s report shows that the Israeli NGOs cited in the report are heavily funded by foreign governments and foreign government entities.

Since 2012, the largest recipient of foreign government funding is B’Tselem with $19,432,237 (NIS 62,346,393), followed by Yesh Din with $15,201,109 (NIS 48,771,240), HaMoked with $11,981,150 (NIS 38,440,323), and Gisha with $10,287,840 (NIS 33,007,507).

“Amnesty’s report is merely another anti-Israel hit job made possible by foreign governments who employ radical anti-Zionist Israeli NGOs to spearhead their attack on Israel,” said Im Tirtzu CEO Matan Peleg.

“Israeli decision-makers must understand that the phenomenon of massive foreign government funding is a real threat to Israel’s continued existence. No other country would be willing to allow foreign government-funded organizations to operate with impunity in its territory while slandering and calling to prosecute its soldiers, promoting international pressure against it, calling to boycott its products, and providing legal defense to terrorists and their families,” he added.

Amnesty’s report, accusing Israel of enacting an apartheid regime and a long list of wrongdoings, was widely condemned by countries and organizations around the world.

Most recently, Austria’s Foreign Ministry stated that it “does not consider the use of the term ‘apartheid’ in the context of the Middle East conflict to be appropriate. The serious crime of apartheid refers to a specific context. We reject the application of this term to the State of Israel.”


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