Have Naomi Chazan and The NIF, in effect, become the stone and the tree informing on their fellow Jews to a genocidal, radical Islam? Through its partner, Adalah, "The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel" and more than a dozen other Arab NGO's in The Middle East, The New Israel Fund has been energetic in supplying the notorious Goldstone Report compiled for the United Nations with questionable "evidence" concerning alleged Israeli human rights violations during the 2008 Gaza Operation Cast Lead. New Israel Fund's affiliated groups like Adalah make no bones about its lack of objectivity and their political motives in a statement presented to the Goldstone Commission:
"the enclosed material does not address suspected violations of the laws of war by Hamas, but rather offers our own distinct perspective â€“ human rights violations for which Israel must be held accountable."
In addition to the spurious "evidence" supplied in its report, Adalah characterizes Israel as a â€œcolonial enterprise which implements a system of apartheid.â€ Moreover, Adalah has for years advocated "the one state solution" for Israel, in effect, signaling the end of The Jewish State, which, apparently, is just fine with the NIF.
Another NIF supported group is Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP), which runs Machsom Watch whose mission is to harass IDF and Border Police at checkpoints, whose job is to ensure that terrorists do not enter Israel. On a tour of the United States a few years ago, when they were questioned about the danger of suicide bombers crossing into Israel they discounted the facts and found only the "humiliation" of the checkpoints. When the case of Wafa al-Biss, who, in 2005 attempted to cross the Erez checkpoint in Gaza with 20kg of explosives hidden in her pants was cited to Machsom Watch members, it was dismissed as a "forgery" in spite of scores of photographic evidence available on the internet. Also branded a forgery was the case of 14 year old, Hussam Abdu, who was apprehended at the Hawara checkpoint with a belt of explosives.
"The New Israel Fund (NIF) supports more than 100 organizations involved in a wide range of areas in Israel, including political activism related to the Arab-Israeli conflict."
Again, in spite of massive evidence to the contrary, Machsom Watch spokespersons claimed the incident never happened.
NGO Monitor, the Jerusalem based watchdog group. has compiled voluminous and damning information concerning the political and financial aid supplied to a variety of Arab NGO's whose ultimate aim is to end the Jewish State:
As NGO Monitor recently reported,
"NIF-funded groups and their publications (from groups such as The Palestinian Center for Human rights) were featured centrally in the Goldstone report, which focused on alleged Israeli â€œwar crimesâ€ in the 2009 Gaza war. During the fighting, as shown in NGO Monitor analyses, these NGOs issued daily reports claiming to document Israeli â€œhuman rightsâ€ violations. NGO officials, widely quoted in the media, lobbied intensively for an international inquiry."
Physicians for Human Rights Israel, another NIF affiliated group, receives hundreds of thousands of dollars to highlight only alleged Israeli violations of "international law." Its director, Dr. Dani Filc, speaking recently at Harvard's Kennedy School, was asked why his group did not bring attention to the scores of incidents in which Palestinian Red Crescent and UN ambulances were used to ferry arms and fighters in clear violation of international law. He provided no answer.
Larry Garber, NIF's Executive Director and before that, USAID's Director for Gaza and the West Bank (1999-2004), speaking at Harvard in 2005, indicated that, under his direction of USAID, was required to administer executive order 13224 (requiring financial disbursements to Palestinian NGO's comply with anti-terrorist certification). He indicated that such compliance was not well-enforced. What better career move from USAID to the NIF?
Writing this week in The Jerusalem Post, Jonathan Rosenblum, offers some clarifying insights into NIF's activities.
Naomi Chazan and her cohorts most likely do not consciously wish to see Israel destroyed, but the actions of The New Israeli Fund are helping, if unwittingly, to accomplish this aim.