Although the corona pandemic has led to a rethinking of some of its basic policies, such as open borders, the European Union has admirable goals and values and has tried to promote peace and stability in both Europe and the world since its founding.
However, many are starting to question whether the EU is fully aware of the strong terrorist ties maintained by some of the organizations which they fund (a rhetorical question?), and if so, why they are knowingly providing support to these dangerous entities.
NGO Monitor, a research institute that conducts independent analysis on NGOs, described 'War on Want' as the “leader and mobilizer of anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) movement.”
BDS has long been known for its radical anti-Israel views. A report aptly names “Terrorists in Suits” found over 100 links between Hamas and BDS. The leading BDS committee includes a coalition of 28 Palestinian entities such as Hamas, The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and the Islamic Jihad.
When, last year, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini was questioned regarding the problematic recipients of EU’s funds, she responded that not only is there a strict monitoring and verification procedures, but that the she is “confident that EU funding has not been used to support boycott of Israel or BDS activities and certainly not to finance terrorism."
Arutz Sheva clarification:
The opinions expressed in Op-ed articles, like the one above, are the author's own. Arutz Sheva - IsraelNationalNews.com does not endorse the content.
Since the publication of the op-ed, 'War on Want' has expressed it's protest to the claims in the article and clarified that the organization is not connected to terror nor a terror supporter, rather involved in charity and other social activities. 'War on Want' clarifies that it is not tied to 'The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine'. In addition the organization stated that 'War on Want' last received EU funding in 2018 and is not currently funded by the EU for any of its work.