"Those who blindly repeat and echo false claims of an "anti-democratic" wave in Israel are again applying double standards and using false claims in order to isolate and condemn the Jewish nation state, as part of the ongoing ideological and cynical campaign of delegitimization. The exploitation of the language of democracy as a weapon to promote campaigns by narrow opposition groups empowered through secret funding processes, and not subject to any checks and balances, is the real threat to Israeli democracy." blogs.timesofisrael.com/israels-vibrant-democracy/
NGO Monitor, a Jerusalem-based research institution, provides information and analysis, promotes accountability, and supports discussion on the reports and activities of political advocacy NGOs claiming to advance human rights and humanitarian agendas in the framework of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Gerald Steinberg is president of NGO Monitor and professor of Political Science at Bar Ilan University. A renowned scholar and public speaker on Middle East issues, Steinberg’s op-eds have been published in the Wall St. Journal (Europe), Financial Times, Ha’aretz, International Herald Tribune, Jerusalem Post, and other publications. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN, BBC, CBC, and NPR, and has addressed the Israeli Knesset and European Parliament. He is the co-editor of the recently-published The Goldstone Report "Reconsidered": A Critical Analysis, a comprehensive assessment of the UN report on the 2009 Gaza war.