Skip to comments.UK MPs call to end funding to anti-Israel NGOs
Posted on 06/14/2016 3:37:35 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
British MPs on Tuesday debated their country's funding of radical anti-Israel NGOs, with several legislators questioning why the government's aid agency is spending so much on extremist organizations which undermine Israeli democracy.
The debate on foreign aid at the UK House of Commons was prompted by a petition which garnered nearly a quarter of a million signatures - well over the 150,000 needed to force a nonbinding parliamentary discussion on the issue.
That petition calls for the UK government to end its policy of spending a fixed 0.7% of national income on overseas aid, and was launched after an expose in the British press revealed how UK tax money was being used by the Palestinian Authority to pay salaries to terrorists convicted of murdering Israelis.
More broadly, many critics have argued that the 0.7% policy essentially institutionalizes waste, with agencies feeling pressured into spending the money regardless of the efficacy of the projects they are funding.
The government's Department of International Development (DFID) has a budget of £11.1 billion, and is tasked with promoting "sustainable development and eliminate world poverty." Despite that, in many cases UK taxpayers' money is ending up in the wrong hands, with little to no accountability.
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When I lived in Birtain, in the 80’s, I felt there was a definite undercurrent of anti-Semitism. I am not Jewish, but have always had many Jewish friends. My question is, why is ANY COUNTRY (including ours) funding the Palestinian Authority?? Didn’t Arafat steal a lot of that aid money and his wife is now living in a very comfortable lifestyle? But we have a pResident who will not admit that the Palestinian Authority is an umbrella organization for many terrorist groups. So we still fund terrorism, also in Iran.
Well isn’t it special that the UK parliment is waking up before our damned congress does!
It was certainly had an ‘anti-Christian’ vibe when I lived there for most of the 90’s.
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NGOs that spend government $ are not Non Governmental Organizations.
Thank you. And when they use that money to support terrorists, they are doing so on behalf of the governments that fund them.
I must say that most of the relatives there are atheists. Maybe it’s just an anti-religion place. Like most Socialist countries.
There may be some hope for uk yet?
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