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  • January 4, 2013

    E.U. is funding subversion of Israel

    by Douglas Murray, GATESTONE INSTITUTE

      The European Commission in recent years has been funding rabidly anti-Israel and anti-Semitic campaign groups. Parading under the banner-term of “NGOs,” they have one concerted aim, which is to manipulate international opinion against Israel: Foreign government-funded subversion of a democracy.

    Few people would ever label the hydra-like institutions of the European Union as transparent… or responsive to the desires of we mere voters. The EU has long been in the habit of ignoring the will of the peoples of Europe, if their will is not the same as the will of the EU. Its accounting procedures are so lacking in accountability that the EU’s own auditors have refused to sign off on the entity’s budgets for the last 18 years running. And of course the European Court has a long and ignoble track-record of ignoring the security concerns of EU citizens in favour of the rights of terrorists to go about their lives and careers unhindered.


    So nobody should be terribly surprised at the European Court of Justice’s latest demonstration of opposition not merely to transparency but to the peoples it presumes to govern.

    Shortly before Christmas the European Court threw out a lawsuit filed almost three years ago, which would have led to the EU being required to release the details of its funding of non-governmental organizations [NGOs]. The suit, filed in 2010 by the superb NGO Monitor, accused the European Commission [EC] — the “executive branch” of the acronym-rich EU – of failing to fulfill the EU’s own transparency obligations. These obligations — included, for what it’s worth, in European Freedom of Information law — require that details of EC funding should be available upon request. For thirteen months, NGO Monitor has requested such information, and for all that time the EC has claimed”‘privacy” and “commercial interests” among other reasons for refusing to have any transparency.

    Previously, since June 2005, NGO monitor had identified almost $48 million of funding given by the EC to groups which include those actively involved in extremist anti-Israel activity. such as boycott campaigns and “lawfare” — frivolous and malicious lawsuits to try, through the harassment and expense of lawsuits, to intimidate people from questioning or criticizing Islam.

    Now, amazingly, the Luxembourg-based European Court has not only ruled in favour of the EC’s resistance to transparency, it has labelled NGO Monitor’s claims “manifestly unfounded” and “lacking any foundation in law.” The fact that it is manifest to everybody else that the foundation for such claims lies in European law was completely overridden. Indeed the court even — disgracefully — ordered NGO Monitor to pay the costs incurred by the EC in the case.

    Beyond the Israeli media, too little has been made of this case. But it is vital that Europeans and Americans understand the true nature of the subversion going on here.

    There is only one true explanation as to why the various wings of European anti-democracy have engaged in this cover-up. The motivation comes down to this: Whatever criticism the European Court will get for its refusal to be transparent, it is nothing compared to the criticism the EC would get if the identities of the recipients of its funding were made publicly available.

    Although the EU is institutionally incapable of listening to criticism, it would probably prefer to avoid it, or at least cut it off where it can. The events of recent weeks are merely a reminder that every lever of European “justice” will continue to be wielded to prevent such information being released. So since we cannot be “told” what the corrupt EC does with our money, perhaps this mere voter could say what he thinks is being done with it.

    Although it is eminently possible that the EC is caught up in some corrupt commercial interest, the idea that the European Court has had to cover for the European Commission because of genuine concerns over “privacy” is ridiculous.

    The EC in recent years has been funding rabidly anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic campaign groups. Though parading under the banner-term of “NGOs,” such groups are in fact barely concealed fronts for a war against the Jewish state. They have one concerted aim, which is to manipulate international opinion against Israel by fabricating bad Israeli behaviour where it does not exist and exponentially exaggerating it where – as in any democracy – it does.

    These groups actively seek not merely to poison the reputation of Israel in the international sphere, but to manipulate politics inside Israel. There are parties and politicians they would rather have in power than this one. They believe that through the destroying the reputation of the Israeli government at home as well as abroad, they can actively alter the outcome of the political process within Israel.

    What these EU-funded groups are involved in is therefore not merely a campaign of propaganda: It is a campaign of subversion. And not just subversion, but foreign government-funded subversion. It is a subversion aimed at a country, and a democracy, with whom we are still – at least in name – meant to be allies. This is tantamount not merely to an act of folly or stupidity, but of actual and open hostility. It is a campaign about which every voter in the EU, as well as Israel and America, should know.

    Or perhaps I am wrong. Perhaps the EU has changed its spots. Perhaps it has been spending our money on pro-Israel groups or groups intent on persuading the Palestinians to stop trying to annihilate the Jewish state, or on outreach water-parks in the greater Gaza area. But I doubt it. And so long as we EU citizens are allowed to remain citizens and not subjects of this accountable EU monstrosity, and so long as we still have the right to say what we like about it, we should say that the onus is on them – and not on us – to show what they are doing with our money. If they cannot be persuaded to do so, then we will gladly refrain from giving them any more.

  • Posted by Ted Belman @ 5:05 pm | 23 Comments »

    23 Comments to E.U. is funding subversion of Israel

    1. Dean says:

      It is real easy (I have the easy button right in front of me). Quit the UN, do not allow NGOs into Israel, especially UNRWA. We do not see activist NGOs in any other country freely exercising their power to undermine their hosts – Israel should be no different. Israel’s kindness and compassion has become like a chronic illness on a national scale which makes the country crazy, obsessive, appear really stupid, vulnerable and unable to function or defend itself.

    2. monostor says:

      “Europe, Globalization and the Coming Universal Caliphate” by Bat Ye’or is a precise account of all agreements between EU and OIC those serve as directives for domestic and foreign policies of the EU. Enlightening reading.

    3. C.R. says:

      Is E.U. funding subversion of Israel?

      Yes it most certainly is–and deliberately so!

    4. Ephi says:

      EU no wonder that Auschwitz Tereblinka majdenak are in Europe

    5. Mordecai Ben Natan says:

      Ir seems to me as though Desmond Tutu is behind much of the hate campaign.
      He is responsible in South Africa and the rest of the world to “attack” the Jewish state, and promoting BDS against Israel.
      He has a disgusting hatred of Jews and Israel
      Unfortunately, he was awarded the Nobel Peace prize. So was Arafat.
      They are a disgrace to that prize.

    6. Honey Bee says:

      @ C.R.:

      The EU is a hard working whore!!!!!!!!!!!!

    7. Shmuel HaLevi says:

      There was legislation prepared by good MK’s to severely address those NGO’s and Netanyahu blocked it… I wonder why?

    8. Honey Bee says:

      @ Shmuel HaLevi:

      Ask Yamit,he is a fan of Bibi!!!!!!!!!

    9. steven l says:

      The war of the West and the Muslims against the Jews goes on unabated. We will overcome.

    10. Selma Soss says:

      Europe has already had two world wars on
      her home front. Sometimes countries (people)
      get what they deserve.

    11. Canuck Frank says:

      @ Mordecai Ben Natan:
      Mordecai Ben Natan Said:

      Unfortunately, he was awarded the Nobel Peace prize. So was Arafat.

      So were Gore and Obama, even before he helped to usher is the “Arab Spring”. The Nobel Peace Prize is a joke.

    12. Abdul Ameer says:

      Excellent article in terms of content. But, would it be asking too much of the author to avoid uneducated grammatical errors like this one: “Few people would ever label the hydra-like institutions of the European Union as transparent… or responsive to the desires of we mere voters.” “… of we …”?????

    13. Bernard Ross says:

      Whatever criticism the European Court will get for its refusal to be transparent, it is nothing compared to the criticism the EC would get if the identities of the recipients of its funding were made publicly available.

      This should be a case for mossad: dirty tricks, blackmail, compromised politicians.
      I have been saying that the european 2000 year chronic, culturally congenital, serial jew killers and swindlers are only in hiatus from their normal mode of jew killing and swindling. Right now they are swindling jews and supporting jew killers. It will not be long before they return to their normal modus operandi of overt jew killing. The europeans are the worst existential enemy of the jews. They are instrumental in fanning arab hatred now as they were during the mandate.

    14. Dr. Honey Bee Ph.D says:

      @ Abdul Ameer:

      AS they say in Texas, yur being bafulled with his bulls***.

    15. Abdul Ameer says:

      To Bernard Ross:
      While I understand your contempt for European anti-Semitism, I think you seriously underestimate the anti-Semitism inherent in the doctrines of Islam. Those doctrines do not depend on the Europeans in any way. Islam is genocidally anti-Semitic all by itself. The Moslem world is far more dangerous to Jews than Europe is.

    16. yamit82 says:

      @ Abdul Ameer:
      Abdul Ameer Said:

      While I understand your contempt for European anti-Semitism, I think you seriously underestimate the anti-Semitism inherent in the doctrines of Islam. Those doctrines do not depend on the Europeans in any way. Islam is genocidally anti-Semitic all by itself. The Moslem world is far more dangerous to Jews than Europe is.

      The Muslim world may be the gun to our head but the Europeans supply the guns and ammo. It’s a joint production.

    17. Bernard Ross says:

      @ Abdul Ameer: no doubt about muslim anti-antisemitism but I believe history shows that euro antisemitism was worse and that much of the problem was intentionally ignited by the british during the mandate period. Initially Weitzman and Emir Faisal agreed on jewish settlement. Even to day, I believe if the europeans stayed out ,and it was not about their oil, that Israel would have come to an arrangement with the arabs.

    18. Abdul Ameer says:

      To Yamit:

      Not only the Europeans supply the guns. So so we — and others. The Moslems have tons of money, and they can buy weapons on the international market, just like Israel and other countries can. Actually, the Obama administration is worse than the Europeans in terms of Israel. Obama has supported and strengthened the Muslim Brotherhood both at home and abroad. As you know, the Muslim Brotherhood is Israel’s mortal enemy, and they make no bones about it. The Muslim Brotherhood openly links its determination to destroy Israel to Islamic religious doctrine.

    19. Abdul Ameer says:

      To Bernard:

      When you study Islamic doctrine as set forth in the Koran, the traditions of Muhammad and the writings of the most respected Islamic religious authorities, you will see that Islamic anti-Semitism is sui generis and requires no inspiration or support from the Europeans. During the war, the Moslems were allied with the Nazis, not the British. And the problem is not limited to Arabs. The Islamic Republic of Iran is Israel’s deadliest enemy, and the Iranians are not Arabs.

    20. Bernard Ross says:

      Abdul Ameer Said:

      When you study Islamic doctrine

      It is my understanding that there is some conflicting positions vs jews in Islam with earlier works being more tolerant and the Hadith having rocks and trees participate in slaughtering jews. Jews have had positive situations with muslims and arabs in the past in various nations. Right now Israel is being stalked by the congenital, serial jew killers of europe who are secular and no longer believe in christianity. Therefore, even in secularism , europeans hunt jews.
      Abdul Ameer Said:

      During the war, the Moslems were allied with the Nazis, not the British.

      I am aware of al husseini and the roots of the MB. I am also aware of the british attempts to inflame arab pogroms so they could perpetuate their ME strategies. The europeans and the arabs/muslims are currently a danger but I believe that a removal of europeans would allow resolution through peace or war. Faisal and Weitzman agreed and it was the British who sought to destroy the jews by using the mandate in violation of its fiduciary duties.Abdul Ameer Said:

      And the problem is not limited to Arabs. The Islamic Republic of Iran is Israel’s deadliest enemy, and the Iranians are not Arabs.

      Before 1978 Israel had excellent relations with Iran; similarly with Turkey; similarly with the Kurds.
      The fact is they are both dangerous for the Jews but the arab muslim danger is overt and clear whereas the euro danger is covert and opaque. Some attention needs to be redrawn to the millennial and re-emerging, euro uncontrollable blood lust(in sheeps clothing).

    21. Abdul Ameer says:

      It is a grave mistake to believe that, if only the Europeans were to stay out of the Middle East, then the Moslems would somehow make peace with the Jews. They cannot make peace with the Jews because their Koran and their prophet require Moslems to make war on the Jews. It really is as simple as that.

      One additional proof that we are dealing with an Islamic holy war against the Jews is the example of Iran. Under the Shah, Israel and Iran had good relations. Only after Iran became “The Islamic Republic of Iran”, governed by Islamic religious law, did Iran join the Islamic war against the Jews.

    22. Dr Honey Bee Ph.D says:

      @ Selma Soss:

      If Europe was punished two world was why did the Jews pay the blood price?

    23. Bernard Ross says:

      Abdul Ameer Said:

      It is a grave mistake to believe that, if only the Europeans were to stay out of the Middle East, then the Moslems would somehow make peace with the Jews.

      Peace will come as a result of unquestionable unconditional victory. Without the eu and US Israel would have already redrawn the mideast as a result of the various wars. In each war she was victorious reaching Beirut, few kilos of cairo and damascus. Israel never capitalized on its victories as would be expected of other nations. Lebanon would long ago have been set up with either a christian state or a state run by puppets. The arabs understand strength and victory and accommodate to it. They appreciate a victor who is merciless and ruthless as they would be. We agree on Iran but what you are not seeing is that Iran and turkey were at peace and in security cooperation with Israel prior to the islamic BS. Turkey was an islamic caliphate before its loss and dismemberment of WW1. LIke Germany and japan who are great allies with their conquerors. A free hand for Israel can result still in the redrawing of the ME and alliances with cooperative govts; some of its own creation. Islam can be beat out of them or reduced in its influence by losses in war. In europe it does not matter what type of culture, religion,secularism or govt obtains as 2000 years, and continuing to this moment, has proven their nature. There is no change, only hibernation. It is difficult for most to believe this because the europeans are adept at obfuscating their nature. However, it cannot be denied that they support jew killers financially and with every legal and diplomatic opportunity. The only thing they are not doing yet is shouting “kill the Jews” and actually killing the jews themselves. However, note that they have become very tolerant of mobs forming and shouting in their lands “kill the jews”. Tick, tock to the reawakening of the beast.

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