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Sep 20, 2018, 6:20 PM
Beyond the Halo: A Close Look at Past US Funding for NGOs
The Trump Administration has taken a number of steps to end all financial assistance to Palestinians, including civil society organizations. These decisions have been widely reported as a negotiating tactic from the White House seeking to pressure the PA...
Jul 19, 2018, 11:58 AM
The Backstory to the “Jewish State” Law Debate
The much debated “Jewish State” legislation, which, in addition to the Israeli discourse, has become yet another source of tension in the relationship between Israel and its critics abroad. For many outside commentators, the long and complicated back story...
Jul 11, 2018, 3:52 PM
Ireland’s anti-Israel Obsession
Today, the Irish Seanad, one of the houses of Parliament, will vote on a proposal to criminalize business with Israeli “settlements”, including in Jerusalem. Actions which might be criminalized include the purchase of a souvenir by an Irish visitor...
Jun 11, 2018, 11:40 AM
When Begin met Sadat: A cautionary summit tale
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, take note! It takes a lot of advance legwork to get a peace treaty to work
Apr 23, 2018, 7:58 PM
Norwegian NGO Loses Its Way on Gaza Border
In accusing Israel of killing an innocent journalist, the group revealed its extreme pro-Palestinian bias
Mar 13, 2018, 11:54 PM
From Goldstone to the NGO Campaign Exploiting Children
Almost a decade ago, Judge Richard Goldstone put his name on a report, officially published by the UN Human Rights Council, condemning Israel for alleged war crimes in Gaza. The contents of this 500-page document, ostensibly on the three...
Jan 9, 2018, 1:42 PM
Letter to Mr. Halbe Zijlstra, Netherlands Foreign Minister, on the Occasion of Your Visit to Israel
Dear Minister Zijlstra, Your official visit to Israel on January 9 provides an important opportunity to address some critical issues that concern both the Netherlands and Israel. Our countries have many similarities, including both being thriving democracies with pluralistic civil societies....
Aug 24, 2017, 1:23 PM
Attorney Michael Sfard’s Disreputable Allies
Outside of Israel, particularly among groups and individuals who promote BDS and the “war crimes” campaigns, Michael Sfard is a particularly prestigious and influential figure. An attorney, Sfard represents groups like Yesh Din and Breaking the Silence, as well...
May 24, 2017, 11:34 AM
Turning Point: From Partition to Delegitimization
Today, Israel celebrates Jerusalem Day, marking 50 years since the victory in the Six Day War. Much of the international community will, however, mark the anniversary on June 6, 2017. Now and in the coming weeks, I am speaking in...
May 22, 2017, 5:00 AM
Trump’s speeches in (minimalist) context
Great political speeches can change history - Churchill's promising to "fight on the beaches" with nothing to offer except "blood, sweat and tears", the funeral oration attributed to Pericles during the Peleponnisian War, Judah's courageous confession and plea for...
Gerald Steinberg is Professor of Political Science at Bar Ilan University and president of NGO Monitor