As you know, we’ve been drawing attention to the issue of New Zealand funding hate for years – see a timeline at israelinstitute.nz/2021/01/a-timeline-of-new-zealand-funding-hate/
Despite decades of evidence we put to them, in November 2020, MFAT officials told us they were waiting for an EU-funded report “and will work with other donor countries to assess the implications”.
That report was due in Dec 2020 but was delayed and the European Commission have kept the report under wraps since receiving it earlier this year. But it has now been leaked to the media.
New Zealand is due to hand over another $1m before the end of this month unless MFAT officials finally accept the money goes toward furthering and inflaming the conflict and that is not consistent with Kiwi principles of aid-giving.
We need your help to stop this continued funding of hate. Write to Minister Mahuta to see if she can influence MFAT officials here.
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