Friday, May 4, 2018

New Israel Fund blames human error for pro-BDS post - Arutz Sheva Staff




by Arutz Sheva Staff

The controversial organization says human error led to Adalah sharing Amnesty International petition calling for boycott of Israel.



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The New Israel Fund (NIF) blamed "human error" after one of its affiliated organizations shared a Facebook post calling for a boycott of Israel.

Last week, the Adalah Arab legal aid organization shared a link to an Amnesty International petition calling on an arms boycott to Israel for what it alleged was the IDF's warrantless killing of Gazans.

"The time for symbolic statements of condemnation is over," read the post. "Israel is carrying out a murderous attack against Palestinians protesting in Gaza, with its armed forces killing and maiming protesters who pose no immediate threat."

The New Israel Fund has given Adalah $2 million over the last decade. However, the NIF says that the fund will not support an organization calling for a boycott of Israel.

According to the NIF, it "opposes the boycott and will not support any organization calling for a boycott. Regarding the post, this was a human error and the post was removed from Adalah's Facebook page."

Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel "was founded in 1996. Its founder, Attorney Hassan Jabareen, is a graduate of the NIF scholarship program. In the past, the organization published the "Democratic Constitution," a draft constitution for Israel that nullifies its Jewish character.



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Source: https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/245402

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