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Following a detailed debate, on June 16, the Dutch Parliament approved a proposal requiring the government to review funding for NGOs that promote BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) targeting Israel, and, in particular, the Human Rights and International Law Secretariat based at Birzeit University in Ramallah.A similar debate and vote is scheduled to take place… » read more

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In 1995, the European Union’s Barcelona Conference launched the grand-sounding Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, a massive effort encompassing the countries of North Africa, Israel, Syria and Jordan. The main objective was to establish economic and political frameworks to stabilize the Arab regimes; the second goal was to compete with the US in Arab-Israeli peace making after Oslo.… » read more

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Imagine a non-governmental organization (NGO) in France collecting anonymous testimonies from soldiers who fought in Mali, and traveling the globe accusing the French government of systematic war crimes. And imagine that the money – millions of Euros – came from the European Union and other governments, enabling this fringe anti-France NGO to give speeches and… » read more

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