Foreign government funding for Israeli organizations totaled NIS 34,355,579 in
2012, according to a report issued on Monday by the NGO Monitor watchdog
2012 was the first year in which Israeli non-governmental
organizations were required to report such donations, in line with the 2011 NGO
NGO Monitor reported on the funding of 30 local
organizations “from a number of foreign governments” to finance what it
describes as “political advocacy.”
“NGOs receive funding from two primary
channels, either via direct funding from foreign governments, or indirectly via
third parties such as foundations and humanitarian, development, and religious
NGOs,” according to NGO Monitor.
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