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Where is the new, transparent Dutch governance culture when it comes to financing Palestinian organizations?

By Mr. Freek Vergeer The Dutch government must publish the Proximities investigation report on the links between the Palestinian NGO UAWC (Union of Agricultural Work Committees) and the terror organization PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine). The report, commissioned by the Dutch Minister of Trade and Development in 2021, may answer the question…

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Growing international criticism of UN Human Rights Council’s one-sided historical and legal narrative

By Andrew Tucker, Program Director, thinc. Earlier this week in Geneva, 22 UN member states (coordinated by the United States) signed a statement to the UN Human Rights Council expressing very strong legal and policy concerns with the establishment in 20221 of the Council’s Commission of Inquiry (COI) into Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The occasion…

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