Al-Mezan’s core donors include the Norwegian government and a joint framework including Sweden, Switzerland, Holland and Denmark known as NDC.
When the Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak payed United Kingdom a visit last week, He was under the threat of being court arrested. An Arab Palestinian NGO filed a petition in the UK High Court, calling for the arrest of Barak accused of war crimes under Operation Cast Lead in Gaza.
The Advocate General (AG) argued that Ehud Barak was a guest of the British Government, and have dimploatic immunity during his stay in London. The Court agreed with the AG, and dismissed the petition .
Yesterday the Israeli organization NGO Monitor released a report that the Arab Palestinian NGO that had filled the High Court petition in London is named «Al-Mezan». This organization is able to operate with funds given from the Government of Norway. Also other European Governments gives fund to this NGO , that sought to arrest Israeli Government official as soon as they land in Britain.
Al-Mezan’s core donors include a joint framework including Sweden, Switzerland, Holland and Denmark known as NDC. Additional donors include the European Commission, Ford Foundation, Diakonia (Sweden) and Trocaire (Ireland).
«European governments that funnel taxpayer funds to these radical NGOs are paying for the demonization of Israel and fueling the conflict», Prof. Gerald Steinberg noted. He is the head of NGO Monitor.
I guess the Government of Norway had been upset if their Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre had been court arrested on his arrival in London. Even more surprising would the Norwegians have been, when he had come to know that an NGO linked to Al Quaeda had filled a petition in court to get Støre brought to court accused for war crimes in Afghanistan.
Israel is fully capable of getting Jonas Garh Støre to the International War crimes Tribunal in the Haag. They can monitor the Nato operations in the Islamic Republic, and give the tribunal judges evidence of civilian being killed and crippled.
But will Israel do such a hostile act towards the Kingdom of Norway?
Since Israel is not doing this, why do the Government of Norway use tax-payers money in a big to get the Israeli leadership into legal trouble on their International arrivals in free and democratic countries?
Since Norway also participate in Nato operation together with the Israeli Air Force and Navy, why do not Norway suspend such operations?
It is the hight of hypocrisy to target Ehud Barak in London, and the next day use Norwegian Military funds to strengthen the Israeli Defense Force (IDF).
The Norwegian Government is like a snake in the grass. Israel has to monitor official Norwegian activities in Israel, and keep the official Norwegian «peace keepers» away from the arena in the Middle East. The present Norwegian Government can not be trusted to be a friend of Israel.
Government of Israel had funded Al Quaeda, it would have raised