How Arab money is transferred to Israeli Left

November 24, 2016 22:59,7340,L-4011914,00.html

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.

Interesting to have a good understanding of why the pseudo-apolitical NGOs are not so eager to see their funding investigated.

Looking forward to see the report of the committee.

November 24, 2016 22:59

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