dinsdag 15 december 2009

Nederland en EU financieren campagne voor dienstweigering in Israel

Waarom moedigt de Nederlandse regering dienstweigering in Israel aan? Ziet men liever dat Israel geen leger heeft, en door haar buurlanden onder de voet zal worden gelopen? Oké, de regering doet dat niet direct, maar via de ontwikkelingsorganisatie Cordaid, die op haar beurt het radikale New Profile in Israel subsidiëert. Ook andere organisaties uit Nederland die subsidie krijgen financieren radikale NGO's in Israel. Er is een uitgebreid netwerk van organisaties, deels direct, deels indirect gefinancierd door Europese overheden en de EU, dat ten doel heeft Israel te delegitimeren, boycots van Israel ondersteunt en kritiekloos de Palestijnse eisen en versie van de geschiedenis overneemt en propageert.

Press Release
Release date December 14, 2009

European funding for "refusal" propaganda in high schools

·         NGO Monitor research shows that the radical NGO New Profile is funded directly by Quakers UK, SIVMO (Netherlands), Cordaid (Netherlands, receives Dutch gov't and EU funding), Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP), Gush Shalom, Zochrot, and other organizations and individuals.
·         As reported in the Jerusalem Post, New Profile has been prohibited from making presentations in public schools due to its calls for Israelis to refuse to serve in the military.

·         According to the Minister of Education, Gideon Sa'ar, "It is impossible that there will be preaching for draft-dodging or against enlistment in the IDF in our schools."

·         New Profile is also an active member of the NIF-funded Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP), an umbrella group that also includes Machsom Watch, Women in Black, and others. CWP's mission statement emphasizes its commitment  "to the struggle to end the occupation; to the full involvement of women in peace negotiations; to an end to the excessive militarization of Israeli society."
Prof. Gerald Steinberg said: "The encouragement of army insubordination and draft dodging is a problem on both the fringe right and left.  New Profile represents yet another example of funding for radical agendas in Israel by foreign governments and church groups like Cordaid in order to undermine the security and legitimacy of the Jewish state."
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