Naftali Balanson examines the casualty statistics emerging from Gaza during the riots.
Naftali Balanson describes how B'Tselem has abandoned its work as a human rights NGO in favor of partisan political advocacy.
Naftali Balanson responds to an interview with B'Tselem Executive Director Hagai El-Ad, explaining that after being unable to convince the Israeli public to accept its views, B'Tselem has elected to go outside, by lobbying European governments and the UN to impose their views on the Israeli people.
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Naftali Balanson cautions against falling into the trap of the Israeli left, asserting that civil society can complement governmental politics but cannot replace it.
Naftali Balanson discusses B'Tselem's appearance at the UN Security Council in New York.
Naftali Balanson discusses the issue of private funding to NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the more pertinent issue of government funding that manipulates Israel's sovereignty and democracy.
Naftali Balanson illustrates that by appropriating the CSI brand, Amnesty has unwittingly provided insight into the fundamental problems with its Gaza Platform, as well as the flawed NGO narrative about the 2014 Gaza war.
Naftali Balanson asserts that humanitarian aid groups, as well as their funders, must establish better practices to minimize the risk of exploitation and prevent material aid from reaching terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State and Hamas.
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.
谞驻转诇讬 讘诇谞住讜谉 诪住讘讬专 讻讬爪讚 讗专讙讜谉 砖讜讘专讬诐 砖转讬拽讛 讗讬谞讜 诪谞住讛 "诇讛注诇讜转 讗转 讛诪讜讚注讜转 诇诪爪讬讗讜转 讛讬讜诐 讬讜诪讬转 讘砖讟讞讬诐", 讗诇讗 讘诪拽讜诐 讝讗转 诪拽讬讬诐 诪住注讜转 讛住讘专讛 讘讞讜"诇 讻讚讬 诇拽讚诐 讗转 讚注讜转讬讛诐 讛驻讜诇讬讟讬讜转 讛讗讬砖讬讜转, 讜诇注讜讚讚 诇讞抓 讘讬谞诇讗讜诪讬 注诇 讬砖专讗诇. 讗诐 '砖讜讘专讬诐 砖转讬拽讛' 讜讗诇讜 讛转讜诪讻讬诐 讘讗专讙讜谉, 讗讬谞诐 专讜爪讬诐 诇讛讬转驻住 讻爪讘讜注讬诐, 注诇讬讛诐 诇讛讬讜转 讻谞讬诐 讘谞讜讙注 诇诪讜专讻讘讜转 讛注讜诪讚转 讘驻谞讬 爪讛"诇, 讜诇住讬讬诐 讗转 拽诪驻讬讬谉 讛讚诪讜谞讬讝爪讬讛 讛讘讬谞诇讗讜诪讬 砖诇 讛讗专讙讜谉.
Naftali Balanson argues that if Breaking the Silence and those who support it do not want to be seen as hypocritical, they should be honest about the complexities facing the Israeli army and end their international demonization campaign.
These groups use their humanitarian work as an opportunity to take partisan positions against Israel, using medical jargon and their reputations as medical experts to advocate on issues far removed from medicine in order to support Palestinian political goals.
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.
Naftali Balanson discusses the impact of NGO Monitor's report on the Israeli NGO Transparency Law, and the angry and uncivil backlash of some political advocacy NGOs.
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.
Naftali Balanson discusses the importance of transparency and the phenomenon of NGOs scrubbing their websites.
谞驻转诇讬 讘诇谞住讜谉 注诇 讛讛讞诇讟讛 砖诇讗 诪讝诪谉 拽讬讘诇讛 诪讜注爪转 讝讻讜讬讜转 讛讗讚诐, 砖谞讜住讞讛 注诇 讬讚讬 讗讘讬专讬 讝讻讜讬讜转 讗讚诐 讚讜讙诪转 拽讜讘讛, 诪讗讜专讬讟谞讬讛 讜讜谞爪讜讗诇讛, 讛拽讜专讗转 "诇讛拽诪转 讜注讚转 讞拽讬专讛 讘讬谞诇讗讜诪讬转 砖转诪讜谞讛 注诇 讬讚讬 谞砖讬讗 讛诪讜注爪讛, 讜讝讗转 讻讚讬 诇讞拽讜专 讗转 讛讛砖诇讻讜转 砖诇 讛讛转谞讞诇讜讬讜转 讛讬砖专讗诇讬讜转 注诇 讛讝讻讜讬讜转 讛讗讝专讞讬讜转, 讛驻讜诇讬讟讬讜转, 讛讻诇讻诇讬讜转, 讛讞讘专转讬讜转 讜讛转专讘讜转讬讜转 砖诇 讛注诐 讛驻诇砖转讬谞讬 讘砖讟讞讬诐 讛讻讘讜砖讬诐, 讻讜诇诇 讘诪讝专讞 讬专讜砖诇讬诐".
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."
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.