Ariella Esterson discusses how instead of upholding the principle of universality and defending the populations that are suffering, organizations like Amnesty International regularly make political choices and take sides.
In contrast to the strong economic and diplomatic ties with Israel, many local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Latin America are active in promoting BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions), lawfare, and various other delegitimization campaigns against the State of Israel.
Several of Addameer’s current and former employees, as well as lawyers that work for Addameer, have links to the PFLP. As an organization, Addameer regularly provides legal assistance to Palestinians accused by Israel of PFLP membership or activity on behalf of the terror group, such as PFLP General-Secretary Ahmed Sa’adat.
Promotion of BDS by UCC, KAIROS Canada, and Wi’am is inconsistent with Canadian policy.
In advance of the 37th Council session (February 26 - March 23, 2018), the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has released a report on the “BDS blacklist” of companies that do business with Israelis over the 1949 Armistice Line. The report, submitted by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, provides important details on the flawed process and the difficulties inherent in creating a list of companies to be targeted by this form of BDS.
L'UNICEF mène une campagne ayant pour but d'inclure Israël sur une liste noire de « graves » violateurs des droits de l'enfant . Cet agenda politique qui constitue une facette des activités de l'UNICEF concernant Israël, est totalement incompatible avec le mandat de « protection de l'enfance » de l'organisme onusien et avec ses propres directives de neutralité et d'impartialité.