So what’s a so-called Israeli group, that is a grantee of the NIF – New Israel Fund, doing with an Arabic name?
One also has to wonder why Jews, or should I say Far Left/Loony Left/The Enemy within, call them what you will, work so hard with groups like this against the State of Israel and why She allows it.
According to their web site it seems they are helping the self-styled ‘Palestinian people’ fight against the Israeli government.
Adalah (“Justice” in Arabic) is an independent human rights organization and legal center. Established in November 1996, it works to promote and defend the rights of Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel, 1.2 million people, or 20% of the population, as well as Palestinians living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).
Adalah seeks to achieve equal individual and collective rights for Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel and to defend against gross human rights violations against Palestinian residents of the OPT. To achieve these goals, Adalah:
- Brings impact litigation and other legal interventions before Israeli courts and state authorities;
- Provides legal consultation to individuals, NGOs, and institutions;
- Appeals to international institutions and fora;
- Organizes legal seminars and conferences;
- Publishes reports and analyses of critical legal issues;
- Conducts extensive media outreach in Arabic, Hebrew and English locally and internationally;
- Trains legal apprentices and new lawyers in human rights litigation and advocacy.
Adalah calls for eliminating Israel’s Jewish framework, and is based on the “one-state solution.”
Adalah’s officials were also involved in writing and editing a May 2009 South African publication with Al-Haq “an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organisation based in Ramallah, West Bank.’
A 301 page PDF is available for download on the site. I urge you to read it in its entirety
Fancy that, a South African publication.
What a surprise!
The country that hosted the vile Durban Conferences, which gave us the insidious racist and antisemitic Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions.
The document refers to ‘Israeli occupation’ as a
“colonial enterprise which implements a system of apartheid.”
Findings of the study regarding colonialism:
“Five issues, which are unlawful in themselves, taken together make it evident that Israel’s rule in the OPT has assumed such a colonial character: namely, violations of the territorial integrity of occupied territory; depriving the population of occupied territory of the capacity for self-governance; integrating the economy of occupied territory into that of the occupant; breaching the principle of permanent sovereignty over natural resources in relation to the occupied territory; and denying the population of occupied territory the right freely to express, develop and practice its culture. […] Professor Dugard suggested that elements of the occupation resembled colonialism. This study demonstrates that the implementation of a colonial policy by Israel has not been piecemeal but is systematic and comprehensive, as the exercise of the Palestinian population’s right to self-determination has been frustrated in all of its principal modes of expression.”
Findings of the study regarding apartheid:
“Israel has acted in violation of this prohibition in the OPT by establishing a system of racial domination over the Palestinians through its fragmentation of the OPT, and the creation of separate reserves for Jewish and Palestinian groups therein, which is buttressed by severe restrictions on the Palestinian rights to freedom of movement and residence. This system further encompasses institutionalised discrimination against Palestinians in favour of Jewish-Israeli settlers in the enjoyment of a panoply of civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights, as well as a matrix of draconian security laws and policies which subject opponents of Israel‘s regime of domination to, inter alia, extrajudicial executions, torture and arbitrary detention. Central to the conclusion is the finding that the ‘inhuman acts’ detailed are being committed by Israel in the OPT do not occur in random or isolated instances, but as integrated and complementary elements of an institutionalised and oppressive system of Israeli domination and oppression over Palestinians as a group; that is, a system of apartheid.”
It goes on to say:
“The conclusion that Israel has breached the international legal prohibitions of apartheid and colonialism in the OPT suggests that the occupation itself is illegal on these grounds. The legal consequences of these findings are grave and entail obligations not merely for Israel but also for the international community as a whole.”
Adalah falsely testified in the now dis-proven Goldstone Report and was referenced 38 times in that report.
“Produced under the politicized U.N. Human Rights Council, the fact-finding reflected in the Goldstone Report has been shown to be largely inaccurate. Similarly, international legal claims were distorted in a manner that maximized allegations of Israeli violations, while minimizing Hamas war crimes during the December 2008 January 2009 Gaza War.”
From NGO Monitor. Please read the link to find out much more.
- Participated in a May 2009 NGO “town hall meeting” in Geneva that helped shape the course of the UN’s Goldstone Mission. Adalah was subsequently cited 38 times in the Goldstone report.
- In its lobbying in support of the Goldstone report and its recommendations, Adalah issued a 2009 press release urging governments to “re-evaluate their relationship with Israel.”
Adalah New York runs the New York Campaign for the “Boycott of Israel” . The main thing is appears they are boycotting is Soda Stream. They don’t seem to be the least bit perturbed by the fact they will cause the Arabs unemployment.
They claim the factory sits on stolen land.
It didn’t actually belong to anyone, even though the Arabs claim it as the future State of Palestine.
So why don’t they want peace?
Why won’t they talk?
Clearly the unemployment factor doesn’t bother ‘Peace Now’ either.
A friend visiting Israel very recently asked one of their representatives why they are boycotting settlement goods, despite the fact the Arabs have said it will leave them unemployed. The answer was “It’s the cause that counts”. That pretty much sums up what they are all about in my eyes.
Based on financial information submitted to the Israeli Registrar of Non-Profits, in accordance with the Israeli NGO transparency law, Adalah received NIS 1,948,459 from foreign governmental bodies in 2012. (As of December 5, 2013, Adalah has not submitted 2013 quarterly financial reports to the Israeli Registrar of Non Profits.)
Donors include the European Union, Switzerland, Germany (via EED and Medico International), Spain (via ACSUR), NDC (joint funding of Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands), UN Development Programme (UNDP), New Israel Fund, Ford Foundation, Open Society Institute, Oxfam-Novib, Christian Aid, and Broederlijk Delen (Belgium).
A few other ‘crimes’ of Adalah.
- One of the most politically active NGOs in opposing Israeli policy regarding the Bedouin in the Negev.
- May 30, 2013 Adalah and the Negev Coexistence Forum (NCF) published a one-sided and factually inaccurate position paper (funded by the EU), reviewing the “Prawer-Begin Bill and the Forced Displacement of the Bedouin” and accusing Israel of “forcible displacement,” “dispossession,” and attempting to implement “the complete and final severance of the Bedouin’s historical ties to their land.”
- Published an online “Discriminatory Laws Database,” that claims to collect “text, analyses, and legal action for present and proposed discriminatory laws in Israel and the OPT [Occupied Palestinian Territories].”
- Adalah officials, in conjunction with radical Palestinian NGO Al-Haq, wrote and edited large portions of a May 2009 pseudo-academic study that refers to “a colonial enterprise which implements a system of apartheid.”
- Submitted a legal opinion to a Spanish court in support of PCHR’s 2008 lawfare case against Israeli officials.
- In 2007 drafted a “Democratic Constitution,” which calls for replacing the Jewish foundation of the state with a “democratic, bilingual and multicultural” framework. Jewish immigration would be permitted for “humanitarian reasons.”
- In April 2002, following Israel’s Operation Defensive Shield, Adalah filed a petition falsely alleging that the Israeli army “was collecting dead bodies on the outskirts of the Jenin refugee camp, apparently with the intention of burying them in mass, anonymous or numbered graves.” While the claims were later found to be baseless, the allegations continue to be exploited by anti-Israel organizations in an effort to demonize the state of Israel.
- Adalah Director Hassan Jabareen and several colleagues played an active role in the NGO Forum of the UN World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (WCAR) held in Durban in 2001, which was organized in an effort to promote the demonization and delegitimization of Israel, and served as the foundation for the boycotts, demonization, and sanctions (BDS) movement.
I leave you with this below and urge you to have a good look at the very informative NGO Monitor web site.
Foreign donations based on reports to Israeli Registrar of Non-Profits in 2012 (amounts in NIS)