Your tax dollars at work: US also funding radical Leftist Israeli NGO's
And you thought that it was only European governments that were using taxpayer money to fund radical Israeli NGO's. No. It turns out that the United States of Obama is also funding radical Leftist NGO's in Israel
. This is Caroline Glick.
According to the report, in accordance with the NGO Transparency
Law which requires NGOs to report on donations received from foreign
governments, three Israeli NGOs received funding from the US.
a radical leftist "media watchdog" group run by some of Israel's most
outspoken, and radical journalists and writers received NIS 492,452 in
direct aid from the US government. To understand how subversive Keshev
is, it suffices to note that they criticized the Israeli media
for rushing to judgment about Fatah's unity deal with Hamas. That is,
the group the US supports believes we should not criticize Fatah for
joining forces with a genocidal jihadist movement committed to the
obliteration of Israel that is in cahoots with the Iranians.
Catholic Relief Services,the US also gave NIS 220,304 to the
anti-Israel pressure group B'Tselem. The money was used to fund
B'Tselem's video project. B'tselem's video project involves the
distribution of video cameras to Palestinians to film snuff films that
portry Israelis as aggressive bullies who seek to harm the Palestinians
for no reason.
Finally, the US government donated NIS 15,474 through the Foundation for Middle East Peace to the far left internet outlet Social TV
To a certain degree, Social TV can be -- and has been -- portrayed as
the anti-Zionist answer to Latma, the Hebrew-language media criticism
site that I run. But Latma is wholly funded by private contributors and
It would have never occurred to
me to ask a foreign government to fund the project. It never would have
occurred to me to ask a foreign government to get into the media
watchdog game in Israel. But then, from reading the report it is clear
that the aim of the US government is not, in fact to help Israeli media
outlets do a better job reporting on events. Rather, the report
indicates that the US government has decided to use radical Israeli NGOs
to wage political warfare in Israel. The aim of this campaign is to
convince the public that Israel is to blame for the absence of peace
with our neighbors.
Labels: anti-Israel media bias, NGO funding, NGO Monitor, NGO's, United States