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category international | rights and freedoms | news report author Monday December 24, 2012 14:52author by Zionism=Nazism Report this post to the editors

EU throws out NGO Monitor case, tells Gerald Steinberg to pick up the tab

Wikipedia defines "Law-Fare" as:

    Lawfare is a recently coined word not yet appearing in the Oxford English Dictionary, a portmanteau of the words 'law' and 'warfare', said to describe a form of asymmetric warfare.

    Lawfare is asserted by some to be the illegitimate use of domestic or international law with the intention of damaging an opponent, winning a public relations victory, financially crippling an opponent, or tying up the opponent's time so that they cannot pursue other ventures


It has recently become a staple in the Zio-Nazi attempts to stifle all criticism and any and all attempts to help Palestinians obtain their legal rights.

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Zio-Nazi astro-turfing front-group NGO Monitor and its director went all the way to Luxembourg to sue the EU for supposed "lack of transparency" concerning the funds its gives NGOs in Israel and Palestine.

Last month, the EU Court of Justice threw the case out saying the action was “manifestly lacking any foundation in law”

Basically the E.U. is saying "F.U." to the Zio-Nazi that brought the case in the first place

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EU throws out NGO Monitor case, tells Gerald Steinberg to pick up the tab - http://972mag.com/eu-throws-out-ngo-monitor-case-tells-...2491/

    About three years ago, those lovely people over at [Zio-Nazi astro-turfing front-group] NGO Monitor filed a suit in Luxembourg against the European Union to force the EU to release details of its funding of NGOs.

    [Zio-Nazi astro-turfing front-group] NGO Monitor pulled out all the stops – hiring a top law firm, calling a press conference to announce the move, accusing the EU of a lack of transparency, with director Gerald Steinberg saying that the EU has funnelled about $46 million to about 90 NGOs in Israel and the Palestinian territories over three years.

    This past January, [Zio-Nazi astro-turfing front-group] NGO Monitor attacked the German Heinrich Böll Foundation for a grant of 6,000 euros it gave +972 Magazine in 2011.

    Well, [+972 Magazine is] happy to inform you that the court has thrown out the case, and Steinberg has been left with the bill. According to a ruling dated November 27, 2012 on the official website of the EU Court of Justice, Steinberg’s case against the EU has been thrown out, with Steinberg ordered to foot all legal costs. The judges ruled, “The action is dismissed as, in part, manifestly inadmissible and, in part, manifestly lacking any foundation in law and that

      “[Zio-Nazi] Gerald Steinberg shall bear his own costs and pay those incurred by the European Commission.”


Well done the E.U - it's about time they started standing up to these ridiculous Zio-Nazi attempts to cripple any attempts to put the brakes on Zio-Nazi machinations against Palestinians and Israelis that attempt to counter the madness that is Zio-Nazism

author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Mon Dec 24, 2012 14:57Report this post to the editors

Inside the Lawfare Project: Netanyahu’s attack on human rights NGO’s comes to the US - http://mondoweiss.net/2010/03/inside-the-lawfare-projec....html

    As the anti-Goldstone, human rights-bashing Lawfare Project’s opening event on March 11 wrapped up, I asked its chairman, Columbia University Law School Dean David Schizer, for an interview. Schizer, who had just attacked the Goldstone Report from the podium, pointedly refused to speak to me and looked for the exit. As Schizer was leaving, he was politely confronted by Columbia Law School Professor Katherine Franke, who heads the school’s Program in Gender and Sexuality Law.

    "Why didn’t you invite any speakers with an alternative perspective?" Franke asked Schizer.

    His reply was curt. "We invited one or two but they couldn’t make it," Schizer claimed before hurrying away.

    Schizer was understandably nervous about his exposure. After all, he had just presided over a day-long conference during which Israeli human rights workers were labeled as traitors while Judge Richard Goldstone and human rights groups were compared to "anti-Semitic street gangs." After several speakers had harshly condemned legal efforts against the construction of Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, Schizer appeared beside them to lend his credibility to their views.

author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Mon Dec 24, 2012 15:08Report this post to the editors

I wonder if NGO Monitor, who have their own transparency issues, will tell us how they manage to fund the payment of the legal fees.

Foreign influence, transparency problems of NGO Monitor - http://972mag.com/questions-regarding-foreign-influence...5854/

    Haaretz’s Uri Blau had a short expose – available only in the Hebrew edition – regarding the rightwing non-profit NGO Monitor. As some readers might remember, NGO Monitor recently attacked the German Heinrich Böll Foundation for a grant of 6,000 Euros it gave +972 Magazine in 2011.

    According to its website,
      “NGO Monitor’s objective is to end the practice used by certain self-declared ‘humanitarian NGOs’ of exploiting the label ‘universal human rights values’ to promote politically and ideologically motivated agendas.”


    It does so through attacking public position taken by NGOs, questioning their motives and partners, and going after their sources of funding.

    Human rights organizations in Israel are very transparent, partly because of the increasing attention their activities get (this is one, and probably the only positive influence of the work of some conservative groups and journalists). Right-wing groups, on the other hand, seem to operate under different standards. Im Tirzu, for example, submitted its list of donors only after receiving threats from the state’s NGO department. Elad, the organization leading the colonization efforts of Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem, has received special status from the government that allows it not to disclose any of its major donors.

    NGO Monitor, it turns out, is not much better: In 2010, three of its donations came from undisclosed (though legal) sources:
    • The first one, for the sum of NIS 570,000 ($154,000), was passed through the Jewish Federation of North America and the Jewish Agency;

    • the second one, for NIS 100,000, was transferred through the Israeli non-profit Matan – started in 1998 by local tycoon Shari Arison, owner of Israel’s largest Bank –

    • and the third donation came through a British fund registered in the Isle of Man, known for its favorable tax rates.


    When the origin of these funds were questioned by Haaretz, the organization that promotes transparency and accountability suddenly becomes very vague. Asked about the NIS half million donation from the Jewish Agency, Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor, said:

      It’s the kind of thing I don’t remember by heart exactly. Sometimes I don’t deal with money… Someone who sees in our activities something worthy of donations gives us money. Unlike the organizations we write about, we don’t get money from any government”…


    The Jewish Agency, which transferred the donation to NGO Monitor, is a quasi-governmental organization, operating in Israel under special status. An effort to understand the source of the donation from the chairman of NGO Monitor non-profit, attorney Yoel Golovansky, had similar results:

      I am not that knowledgeable [of the source of the money]. We go through the financial report when it’s submitted, but I don’t remember… if I knew I don’t remember. Usually it’s someone that donated through the [Jewish] Agency.

      Who is it?

      I don’t know. I don’t know if I knew, but I surely don’t know today.


    One could only imagine the press release NGO Monitor would have written if it got those kind of answers from a human rights group.


"Hypocrisy" is apparently not a word of which Zio-Nazis such as Steinberg are aware.

Even our own beloved Bertie Ahern might have hesitated and blushed a little, if only for a moment or two, before giving out such obviously evasive answers

 
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