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  12/3/2009, Kislev 16, 5770

EU Gave NIS 31.5 million to Leftwing Israeli Groups

NGO Monitor and the Institute for Zionist Strategies have revealed that 16 different leftwing Israeli NGOs received a total of NIS 31.5 million in European funding between 2006 and 2009. Their findings were published in a new report discussed at a conference on the impact and transparency of European governments funding of NGO’s held at the Knesset on Tuesday.

"For over a decade, European governments have been manipulating Israeli politics and promoting demonization by funding a narrow group of favored non-governmental organizations," said NGO Monitor's president Prof. Gerald Steinberg.