The EU should stop exploiting Palestinian NGOs

If the EU did not embark upon “shows of support”, to use the phrase synonymous with anything related diplomatically to Palestine, there would be nothing to its name through which the bloc could claim any semblance of accomplishment in this arena. We saw one such “show of support” last week when a group of EU diplomats was present for the reopening of the offices of the Palestinian rights organisation Addameer. Indeed, according to the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, the diplomats’ presence was “a message of support and solidarity with our people and institutions.” He told them that, “We appreciate your support for our official institutions, civil society institutions and all components of the Palestinian society, as well as … Continue reading The EU should stop exploiting Palestinian NGOs