Saturday, 16 August 2008

War on Want, another European NGO hostile to Israel

War on Want: Chasing Demons,
by Jeremy Newmark
"When War on Want director John Hilary talks about a recent investigation by the Charity Commission, he characterises it as "part of an ongoing strategy by an organised pro-Israel lobby and the Jewish press". Interviewed in Third Sector magazine, he accuses "ill-meaning journalists" of deliberately misrepresenting the investigation, and cites "abusive calls from Zionists".
The complaints against War on Want were well-grounded. The charity was one of the founders of the anti-Israel Enough Coalition, hosting the campaign’s website. It also endorsed and distributed a "Guide for Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions" of Israel. They distribute anti-Israel material at trade union and party conferences. It is reasonable to ask whether these anti-Israel campaigns advance War on Want’s charitable aims of relieving poverty and providing mental care for the poor."
Read the full article here

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