[Webinar] Israel’s Designation of Six Palestinian NGOs as “Terrorist”: Costs and Consequences
The Middle East Institute (MEI), Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), Century International, and the International Crisis Group (ICG) invite you to a special webinar on Friday, October 29 at 3.30pm Irish Time. You can watch the event live on Facebook here.
The event will feature a speaker from each of the six organisations Israel is attmepting to criminalise and ban:
Shawan Jabarin, General Director, Al-Haq Law in the Service of Man
Sahar Francis, Director, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association
Khaled Quzmar, General Director, Defense for Children-International
Ubai al-Aboudi, Executive Director, Bisan Center for Research and Development
Fuad Abu Saif, General Director, Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC)
Tahreer Jaber, Executive Director of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC)
Moderated by: Khaled Elgindy (MEI) and Lara Friedman (FMEP).
Last Friday’s decision by Israel’s Ministry of Defense to designate six prominent Palestinian human rights organizations as “terrorist organizations” has sent shockwaves across Palestinian civil society and raised alarm bells throughout the international donor community.
An Israeli delegation is scheduled to be in Washington on Thursday, October 28, 2021, to brief the Biden administration on the alleged secret evidence behind these designations. As of now, however, the administration has not indicated whether it also intends to hear directly from the six targeted groups, all of which are recipients of international donor funds.
Given the grave implications of this decision for the affected organizations as well as for Palestinian civil society more generally, including the possibility of increased repression at the hands of both Israel and the Palestinian Authority, it is critical that American decision-makers and the broader policy community in Washington have an opportunity to hear directly from the organizations themselves.
This event is sponsored by Human Rights Watch (HRW), the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), and the Carter Center.