Switzerland / 07-03-2017
Switzerland is funding a human rights organization which actually serves as a front organization used to cover up anti-Semitic activities carried out by other organizations
In an article published in the Swiss daily Basler Zeitung , it is reported that since 2013, the Swiss government transferred nearly $700 thousand to a human rights organization which actually serves as a front organization used to cover up antisemitic activities carried out by other organizations.
The report goes on to say that part of the $60 million invested by the local government in projects in the Middle East also funded initiatives that call for the destruction of Israel and the murder of Jews. “Switzerland finances, in different ways, organizations in Israel and the Palestinian territories that call for the annihilation of Israel and for the death of Jews”, wrote Dominik Feusi, senior editor of the Basler Zeitung.
According to the report, since 2013, the Swiss government has funneled nearly $700,000 to a human rights office in Ramallah that has functioned as a front organization, to avoid criticism by Western countries. The office is funded by Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden, and seeks to cover up the antisemitic work of additional partner NGOs. Another organization supported by the Swiss government, the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, advocates a boycott against the Jewish state, the report said, adding that doing so contradicted the country’s endorsement of the two-state solution to the Israeli- Palestinian conflict.
Other organizations mentioned by the report as recipients of Swiss funding include the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), which routinely calls for the arrest of Israeli politicians and compares Israel with the former apartheid regime in South Africa, and Al-Haq, a Ramallah-based legal center that promotes lawfare against the Jewish state.