Israel Urges EU to Cut Funding to Pro-BDS Groups

Israel called on the European Union on Friday to halt funding to more than a dozen European and Palestinian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that it says promote boycotts against the brutal Israeli occupation.

BDS has urged businesses, artists and universities to sever ties with Israel and it includes thousands of volunteers around the world.

Israel’s strategic affairs ministry published a report with a list of groups that it says receive EU funding and call for boycotts against Israel. It said some of the groups that received EU money had links to militant groups.

The report said:

EU officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the bloc’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, received the report from Israel along with a letter requesting a reply, which is now under consideration.

Source: Palestine Chronicle