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Letter to New Israel Fund Board on Adalah participation in Apartheid Week

Internatinal peace activists holds posters calling to boycott Israel during a protest outside the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem

Letter to Daniel Sokatch, Rachel Liel, and board members New Israel Fund

February 8, 2012

Dear Daniel, Rachel and other members of the NIF Board,

As the NIF board meets in Israel, I am writing to you regarding NIF grantee Adalah’s participation in an Israeli Apartheid Week event next Tuesday, February 14, in Switzerland (http://www.urgencepalestine.ch/doc/BDS_conference_14fevrier2012.pdf ).

Suhad Bishara, Director of Adalah’s Land and Planning Rights Unit, is scheduled to speak on “The policy of Apartheid in Israel: The new racist laws.” The event is being hosted by a Swiss group named “BDS Geneva.”

Simultaneously, Adalah’s submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), which is meeting in Geneva next week to discuss Israel, demonizes Israel for laws and policies that allegedly “permit and even actively promote racial discrimination.”

I bring the event and submission to your attention because they constitute a direct violation of NIF funding guidelines and other principles. They are also central components of Adalah’s ongoing campaign, rooted in its 2007 “Democratic Constitution,” to eliminate the Jewish character of Israel and undermine Jewish sovereignty.

I call upon you and the board to immediately and publicly condemn and disassociate NIF from Adalah’s campaign. I reiterate the longstanding call that the NIF act responsibly and end all support for anti-Israel and anti-Zionist projects and organizations.

I look forward to your response and to discussing these issues with you in a constructive, in-depth manner.

Sincerely,

Gerald Steinberg

President

NGO Monitor

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2 Responses to “Letter to New Israel Fund Board on Adalah participation in Apartheid Week”

  1. shlomo says:

    Any jewish organisation supporting an anti semitic gorup like Adalah is classified in the same category as the anti semitic group they support – like for instance Adalah,Piece Now , etc etc

  2. Gábor Fränkl says:

    Tragically, NIF is a proven outright antisemitic and pro-genocidal conglomaerate of fabulously rich donrs and groups. All want the destruction of the only Jewish State in the world and actively pursues this danegrous and nefarious goal. Rachel Liel is the charwoman of NIF and the “Jewish Press” should ask her about this basically fascist, racist campaign she is conducting. All decent humane people must boycott NIF and its favored groups and their hostile agit-propaganda.

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