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|Anti-Semitism in Swedish Media Fuelled by Government Funds for Radical NGOs|
NGO Monitor, August 19, 2009
(Jerusalem) – In light of the article published by the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet quoting Palestinians and accusing Israeli soldiers of stealing and selling Palestinian organs, NGO Monitor highlighted the demonizing role of NGOs funded by the Swedish government.
NGO Monitor’s June 2009 report detailing funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) examined over 20 recipient NGOs including:
NGO Monitor’s President, Prof Gerald Steinberg said, The article in Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet accusing Israeli soldiers of stealing and selling the organs of Palestinians is not a surprise or isolated aberration, but rather the result of a long campaign of anti-Israeli demonization, based on manufactured evidence’ repeated by Palestinian eyewitnesses’.
The well-financed network of radical NGOs plays a major role in this demonization, and the Swedish government is a major source of funding. Expressions of modern anti-Semitism and blood libels are the logical results of this activity.
When NGO Monitor sent its draft report to the Swedish embassy in Tel Aviv and government officials in Stockholm, they refused to comment or to engage in a discussion of the implications of these reprehensible activities. Perhaps now, after the Aftonbladet report has highlighted the results of this demonization, they will reconsider and stop this destructive misuse of public funds.
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Other recent publications and reports by NGO Monitor include:
Al-Haq supported Lawfare in Canada – June 11, 2009
NGO Lawfare’: Exploitation of Courts in the Arab-Israeli Conflict – October 8, 2008
NGO Monitor’s President is, Prof. Gerald Steinberg.
Members of NGO Monitor’s International Advisory Board include Elie Wiesel, Prof Alan Dershowitz, Sir Martin Gilbert, R. James Woolsey and Elliot Abrams
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