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The European Union allocates millions of Euros annually to a select group of Israeli, Palestinian and other political NGOs under a number of different frameworks. While the names and amounts of the grantees are, for the most part, made public, the decision making processes remain highly classified “state secrets,” in violation of basic democratic transparency.… » 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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While Israelis are debating legislation in response to massive European government funding for political NGOs (non-governmental organizations), some politicians decided to join the fray. Their letters, publicized in the media or via the Internet by the writers themselves, sought to halt the debate – a point not lost on many Israelis, who view European NGO… » read more

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