Message to one diktator re another

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

£3.8 Million to Pro-palestinian NGOs in Israel, From UK F.O.

Alistair Burt: Between 2003-04 and 2009-10 financial years, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has provided nearly £3.8 million to non-governmental organisations in Israel (other than in the west bank or Gaza). Final funding for the current financial year cannot be confirmed.

Our funding supports our strategic policy priorities to:

(a) help manage or mitigate conflicts;
(b) monitor and promote human rights, access to justice and social welfare; and
(c) strengthen the bi-lateral relationship.

The following non-governmental organisations have received funding from the Middle East and North Africa Conflict Pool or the Foreign and Commonwealth Office:

Abraham Fund;
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI);
Breaking the Silence;
Council for Peace and Security (CPS);
Economic Co-operation Foundation (ECF);
Friends of the Earth Middle East (FOEME);
Hand in Hand;
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC);
International Palestinian Centre for Research and Information (IPCRI);
Ir Amim;
Local Government Association (LGA-UK Organisation);
Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development (NISPED);
No Legal Frontiers;
Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI);
Peace Now;
Women for Human Rights;
Yesh Din.

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