dinsdag 11 januari 2011

Nederland financiert mede aan anti-Israellobby

In Israel is een onderzoek gaande naar de financiering van links georienteerde NGO`s.

Dit onderzoek is niet alleen volkomen legaal, maar, zoals blijkt, zeer terecht.

Uit dit onderzoek, waarvan zowel Arutz Sheva als Ynet verslag doen, blijken de volgende zaken:

Links georienteerde NGO`s in Israel ontvangen geld van Arabische organisaties, die tot terreur oproepen en terreur ondersteunen, en van Arabische landen, die Israel vijandig zijn.

Linkse Israelische organisaties verplichten zich tot antipropaganda tegen Israel en jurische acties tegen Israel.

Nederlands geld wordt (onbedoeld?!) ook hierbij betrokken.

 

Dertien organisaties werden onderzocht, waaronder B`Tselem en Hamoket die geld ontvingen van de in Ramalla gevestigde organisatie NDC, dat gelieerd is aan WA.

(WA=Welfare Association,  NDC=Natonal Development Center)

WA ontvangt geld van Al Aqsa, dat geld geeft aan familieleden van omgekomen terroristen, die aanslagen pleegden op onder meer Israelische vrouwen en kinderen.

Met het accepteren van dit geld zijn de Israelische NGO`s volgens de geldende regels van de geldschieters verplicht mee te doen aan de propagandaoorlog tegen Israel naast het melden van mensenrechtenschendingen door de bezetter.

Deze 13 Israelische organisaties ontvingen in 2008-2009 al 2 miljoen dollar van NDC, waarvan B`Tselem 400.000 dollar en Hamoket 450.000 dollar ontving.

Andere organisaties die geld kregen zijn Adalah, Mada al-Carmel and the Galilee Society

 

Hoe komt NDC, dat in 2006 werd opgericht door Zwitserland , NEDERLAND, Zweden en Denemarken, aan zijn  geld, wat jaarlijks ongeveer 10 miljoen dollar bedraagt..

Dit geld komt van:

-de Islamitische investeringsbank, waarvan Iran, Libie en Syrie participanten zijn.

-Israel vijandige Arabische landen als Saoedi-Arabie, de Verenigde Arabische emiraten, Koeweit, Qatar en Algerije.

-Al Aqsa fonds, dat geld geeft aan familieleden van omgekomen terroristen die grote aanslagen in Israel pleegden.

Hiervan kreeg WA in 2007 alleen al 797.000 dollar.

De linkse Israelische organisaties hebben inmiddels 2,67 miljoen dollar gekregen van de 40 miljoen die de organisatie de laatste jaren ter beschikking had.

Via dit circuit, waarvan Nederland deel uit maakt, krijgen B`Tselem en Hamoked hun bijdragen met als tegenprestaties internationale  antipropaganda tegen Israel, zowel in de media als juridisch.

In feite gaat 97% van al het geld naar de PA, waarbij de Wereld Bank projecten ondersteunt en 3% naar de Israelische NGO`s.

 

NDC heeft een volledig Palestijns bestuur en vijf leden zijn bestuursleden van WA.

 

Tel hierbij op dat de Nederlandse ambassade net geen 20.000 dollar geeft (namelijk vanaf 20.000 dollar moet verantwoording worden afgelegd aan de minister van Buitenlandse Zaken, wat dus nu niet hoeft!) aan Breaking the Silence en duidelijk wordt dat er het een en ander niet helemaal gaat zoals een bevriend land zou moeten willen.

In Nederland zelf komt daar dan nog de onbedoelde subsidies van belastinggeld aan UCP en ICCO bij!

 

Het zou goed zijn als Nederland wat zorgvuldiger uit zou zoeken waar belastinggeld naartoe gaat en of dat strookt met de koers en bedoelingen van de regering en of de regering zich daarvan bewust is.

 

MS

 

Arutz Sheva 11/1/11

 

Links Between B'Tselem, Terror Funds Reported

 

by Gil Ronen

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Israeli leftist groups receive money from Arab pro-terror organizations, an independent investigation by grassroots student group Im Tirtzu revealed. The findings were reported by Ma'ariv Tuesday.

 

Im Tirtzu's study connects the dots between 13 Israeli leftist groups - including B'Tselem and the Center for Protection of the Individual ('Hamoked') - and a Ramallah-based fund called the National Development Center (NDC), which is closely linked to a fund called the Welfare Association (WA). The WA, in turn, receives some of its money from the Al Aqsa Fund, which also gives money to the relatives of mass murdering 'martyrs' who carried out suicide attacks against Jewish men, women and children.

Im Tirtzu says that by receiving money from these sources, the Israeli groups are legally obliged to fight Israel through propaganda and 'lawfare.'  

 

The NDC gave a total of about two million dollars to 13 Israeli groups in 2008-2009 alone, the new research reveals. The largest donations were to Hamoked, which received $450,000, and B'Tselem, which got $400,000.

 

The NDC, founded 2006, is officially funded by the governments of Switzerland, Sweden, Holland and Denmark. However, its website also says that its assets, systems and team of founders came from the WA. Im Tirtzu says that according to the group's official criteria for granting assistance, any aid recipient must commit itself to "activity for monitoring human rights abuses by the 'Israeli Occupation Force'," and for conducting a propaganda and legal struggle against the 'occupation' of Judea and Samaria.

 

NDC's headquarters are based in Ramallah, and its directors are all from the Palestinian Authority. Five of the 13 board members are also representatives and members of the WA in Ramallah, which receives money from the Islamic Investment Bank, Arab countries hostile to Israel and the Al Aqsa Fund. The Al Aqsa Fund, which gives money to family members of suicide bomb mass-murderers, gave the WA $797,000 in 2007 alone.

 

B'Tselem: tell the police

B'Tselem responded to the Ma'ariv report by saying that the NDC "is a body for transferring money established by the governments of Switzerland, Sweden, Holland and Denmark, and gives money to B'Tselem, among other groups. The body's operation is completely legal and B'Tselem reports, as the law requires, all monies transferred to it from these governments through this body. If the people of Im Tirtzu have any complaints, they are welcome to ask the Israel Police and the Registrar of Amutot (NGOs) to investigate."

 

Hamoked said: "Four European nations that are friendly toward Israel chose to give money to Hamoked through a pipeline known as NDC. Any other presentation of these simple facts is an underhanded attempt to depict the group in a bad light."


(IsraelNationalNews.com)

 

 

 

 

Ynet 11/1/11

Report: How Arab money is transferred to Israeli Left

After Knesset approves establishment of inquiry commission into activity of leftist groups in Israel, Im Tirtzu report reveals money trail, which it says begins in Arab countries and ends with pro-Palestinian activity in the Jewish state. B'Tselem: Claims unfounded

Roni Sofer

Published: 

01.11.11, 01:22 / Israel News

A report issued by Im Tirtzu supports the government's decision to set up an inquiry commission into the activity and funding of left-wing organizations in Israel.

 

The report, published for the first time by Ynet Monday night, claims that Arab and European countries support Palestinian funds which donate to leftist movements in Israel "in order to influence public and legal discourse in Israeli and international media."

According to Im Tirtzu, a centrist extra-parliamentary movement that "strives to strengthen the values of Zionism in Israel," the findings prove the need for the establishment of an inquiry commission. The report focuses on two Palestinian organizations – the Welfare Association and the NGO Development Center –which it claims work together to fund pro-Palestinian activities in Israel and the territories.

 

The report states that the organizations' yearly budget, which is estimated at tens of millions of dollars, comes from a number of sources: Countries and organizations in Europe - including the European Union, Sweden, Switzerland, Holland and Denmark – as well as Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria and Qatar.

 

According to Im Tirtzu, large banks, such as the Islamic Development Bank, as well as Arab funds, also allocate money to the Welfare Association and the NGO Development Center, which then transfer 97% of the funds to Palestinians in the territories and some 3% to leftist Israeli organizations.

 

The report also claims that the Welfare Association is directly involved in Arab activity in Israel, including a campaign against obligating Arab youths to participate in Israel's National Service program.

 

Im Tirtzu said that among the Israeli organizations to receive funds from the Welfare Association are Adalah, Mada al-Carmel and the Galilee Society.

 

According to the report, $2.65 million were allocated by the Welfare Association to finance activity in Israel, specifically to boost the socio-economic status of Arab-Israelis and to preserve and foster Palestinian national identity.

 

The Welfare Association also supports two local councils – Nazareth and Kafr Kana.

 

Over the past few years the Welfare Association's annual budget stood at roughly $40 million, making it one of the key channels for the transfer of funds to the Palestinians.

 


'Funding from Saudi Arabia' 

 

A Ynet inquiry revealed that Iran, Syrian and Lebanon are members of the Islamic Development Bank, which is one of the Welfare Association's financial backers.

 

In 2000, Following the outbreak of the second intifada, the bank established two funds to assist the Palestinians "in the face of continued Israeli aggression" – the Al-Aqsa Fund and the Al-Quds Intifada fund.

 

The report shows that between 2005 and 2008 the Welfare Association transferred nearly $3 million to Israeli organizations working, among other things, to strengthen Arab identity, promote the right of return agenda and support the campaign against National Service for Arab-Israelis.

 

In 2006, the NGO Development Center (NDC) was founded on the organizational infrastructure of the Welfare Association to launch projects in the Palestinian sector. The NDC projects were funded by the World Bank and a number of European countries.

 

According to Im Tirtzu, the NDC is involved in the funding of Israeli and Palestinian organizations promoting activities against Israeli policy and the IDF.

 

According to the reports published by Im Tirtzu, between 2008 and 2009 it transferred close to $2.4 million to Israeli organizations and about $3.5 million to Palestinian organizations. In 2009 alone, the organization transferred nearly $2 million to 13 different Israeli organizations, including B'Tselem, Mossawa, Adalah, Breaking the Silence, Yesh Din, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, the Public Committee against Torture, HaMoked Center for the Defense of the Individual and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel.

 

Fifteen left-wing organizations declared last week that they have "nothing to hide," following the motion to establish an inquiry commission. However, the report said that "an intensive and thorough examination of the funding sources of these organizations and of public documents and online sites of Arab foundations, Islamic banks, Arab media and international research – finds there is extensive support of Arab sources funding extreme left organizations in Israel."

 

Im Tirtzu claimed that "Arab money funds these organizations working to de-legitimize the State of Israel, calling to boycott Israel, aiding to put Israeli officials on trial for war crimes, strengthening the Palestinian identity of Israeli-Arabs and disconnecting their affinity to Israel, as well as strengthening the Palestinian-Islamic hold on Jerusalem, Haifa, Jaffa, the Negev and Galilee."

 

B'Tselem officials responded to the claims: "Unlike the unfounded report of Im Tirtzu, the B'Tselem organization is funded by four Israeli-friendly countries: Switzerland, Denmark, Holland and Sweden. The money comes from the countries themselves and the NDC is used to transfer the money. Im Tirtzu is welcome to file a complaint with the police if they have further accusations and claims."

 

Breaking the Silence is blaming Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. "Apparently the foreign minister, who's being treated as a persona-non-grata by the western world, has decided to turn Israel into a leper and ruin its relations with Switzerland, Denmark, Holland and Sweden. Breaking the Silence received donations only from friendly countries and if the foreign minister, the government and their strategic partners from Im Tirtzu wish to turn them into enemy states, they have the diplomatic tools to do so," it said.

 

The Adalah organization also rejected the claims, saying, "The Welfare Association is an international foundation which has been operating for dozens of years, supporting human rights organizations and social organizations, enjoying a well respected and important status in European countries, with its headquarters in Geneva. No one has ever disputed its integrity. It was never claimed that the foundation supports or funds any illegal activity. And so its support of renovating of structures in Jerusalem is not only legal but blessed, and follows the norms of the international law. As far as the NGO Development Center – not only is it a completely legal foundation, but it is also supported by many west European governments."

 

Yuval Mann and Avigail Lushi contributed to the report

 

 

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