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  2/17/2014, Adar 17, 5774

NGO Monitor to Meet EU Funders of "Pro-Peace Groups"


The head of NGO Monitor says that European funded non-governmental organizations that advertise their peaceful intentions are anything but peaceful. Prof. Gerald Steinberg is scheduled to meet with European Union philanthropic organizations to discuss his research that shows peace groups are engaged in anti-normalization campaigns and harassing lawsuits. 

"EU initiatives that claim to promote peace, human rights, democracy, and other moral values have become instruments for the immoral objectives of anti-Israeli political warfare," Steinberg stated. He added, "Taxpayer money is being channeled to organizations and activities that fuel the conflict, in violation of democratic principles. The EU can make a positive contribution to Israeli/Palestinian peace, but this requires a basic change in funding for radical NGOs."

Prof. Steinberg is scheduled to meet with such European funds on Monday in Brussels, Belgium.