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[Opinion] NGOs and the Next 'Goldstone' Fiasco

Naftali Balanson maintains that NGOs claiming to promote human rights should be campaigning to eliminate the threat in the South, instead of preventing Israel from exercising the most basic human right the right to life.

ืžืืžืจ ื“ืขื”: ืฉื•ื‘ืจื™ื ืฉื•ืจื•ืช

ื ืคืชืœื™ ื‘ืœื ืกื•ืŸ ืžืกื‘ื™ืจ ื›ื™ืฆื“ ืืจื’ื•ืŸ ืฉื•ื‘ืจื™ื ืฉืชื™ืงื” ืื™ื ื• ืžื ืกื” "ืœื”ืขืœื•ืช ืืช ื”ืžื•ื“ืขื•ืช ืœืžืฆื™ืื•ืช ื”ื™ื•ื ื™ื•ืžื™ืช ื‘ืฉื˜ื—ื™ื", ืืœื ื‘ืžืงื•ื ื–ืืช ืžืงื™ื™ื ืžืกืขื•ืช ื”ืกื‘ืจื” ื‘ื—ื•"ืœ ื›ื“ื™ ืœืงื“ื ืืช ื“ืขื•ืชื™ื”ื ื”ืคื•ืœื™ื˜ื™ื•ืช ื”ืื™ืฉื™ื•ืช, ื•ืœืขื•ื“ื“ ืœื—ืฅ ื‘ื™ื ืœืื•ืžื™ ืขืœ ื™ืฉืจืืœ. ืื 'ืฉื•ื‘ืจื™ื ืฉืชื™ืงื”' ื•ืืœื• ื”ืชื•ืžื›ื™ื ื‘ืืจื’ื•ืŸ, ืื™ื ื ืจื•ืฆื™ื ืœื”ื™ืชืคืก ื›ืฆื‘ื•ืขื™ื, ืขืœื™ื”ื ืœื”ื™ื•ืช ื›ื ื™ื ื‘ื ื•ื’ืข ืœืžื•ืจื›ื‘ื•ืช ื”ืขื•ืžื“ืช ื‘ืคื ื™ ืฆื”"ืœ, ื•ืœืกื™ื™ื ืืช ืงืžืคื™ื™ืŸ ื”ื“ืžื•ื ื™ื–ืฆื™ื” ื”ื‘ื™ื ืœืื•ืžื™ ืฉืœ ื”ืืจื’ื•ืŸ.

[Opinion] Another day, another EU leak

Naftali Balanson and Ariella Kimmel examine how Breaking the Silence, an EU-funded NGO, were involved in leaking an internal EU document that was highly critical of Israeli policy.

[Opinion] Who's afraid of a little transparency?

Naftali Balanson notes that instead of engaging critics, many members of the powerful NGO network demonize and censor them. The commitment of these same human rights NGOs to the principles of democracy and transparency in government disappears.

ืžืืžืจ ื“ืขื”: ืขืœ ืžื•ืกืจ ื•ืขืœ ืืจื’ื•ื ื™ ื–ื›ื•ื™ื•ืช ื”ืื“ื

ื ืคืชืœื™ ื‘ืœื ืกื•ืŸ ืขืœ ื”ื”ื—ืœื˜ื” ืฉืœื ืžื–ืžืŸ ืงื™ื‘ืœื” ืžื•ืขืฆืช ื–ื›ื•ื™ื•ืช ื”ืื“ื, ืฉื ื•ืกื—ื” ืขืœ ื™ื“ื™ ืื‘ื™ืจื™ ื–ื›ื•ื™ื•ืช ืื“ื ื“ื•ื’ืžืช ืงื•ื‘ื”, ืžืื•ืจื™ื˜ื ื™ื” ื•ื•ื ืฆื•ืืœื”, ื”ืงื•ืจืืช "ืœื”ืงืžืช ื•ืขื“ืช ื—ืงื™ืจื” ื‘ื™ื ืœืื•ืžื™ืช ืฉืชืžื•ื ื” ืขืœ ื™ื“ื™ ื ืฉื™ื ื”ืžื•ืขืฆื”, ื•ื–ืืช ื›ื“ื™ ืœื—ืงื•ืจ ืืช ื”ื”ืฉืœื›ื•ืช ืฉืœ ื”ื”ืชื ื—ืœื•ื™ื•ืช ื”ื™ืฉืจืืœื™ื•ืช ืขืœ ื”ื–ื›ื•ื™ื•ืช ื”ืื–ืจื—ื™ื•ืช, ื”ืคื•ืœื™ื˜ื™ื•ืช, ื”ื›ืœื›ืœื™ื•ืช, ื”ื—ื‘ืจืชื™ื•ืช ื•ื”ืชืจื‘ื•ืชื™ื•ืช ืฉืœ ื”ืขื ื”ืคืœืฉืชื™ื ื™ ื‘ืฉื˜ื—ื™ื ื”ื›ื‘ื•ืฉื™ื, ื›ื•ืœืœ ื‘ืžื–ืจื— ื™ืจื•ืฉืœื™ื".

[Opinion] Second chance for NGOs

Naftali Balanson explains that if Israeli NGOs support the latest UN "fact finding" mission on Israel, as they did the Goldstone Report, they "will further alienate themselves from Israeli society and will cement their negative reputations."

[Opinion] Not just any celebration

Jason Edelstein and Naftali Balanson discuss the silence of NGOs on Gilad Shalit and their failure to condemn the extortion exacted by Hamas, resulting in the release of hundreds of convicted criminals.

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