Europe Funds Palestinian PropagandaFebruary 25, 2004 8:20 by ManagingTeam
IMRA notes that the salaries of the top two lawyers directing Palestinian propaganda effort in The Hague are funded by British and Swedish taxpayers.
The European Institute for Research on the Middle East has completed a study of the Palestinian Negotiations Support Unit, created in 1998 and funded by British and other governments, for technical assistance in its preparations for permanent status talks. The NSU is officially part of the PLO and therefore under the direct control of Arafat. After the collapse of the Oslo framework and negotiations, the NSU has continued to operate, primarily as an information and propaganda arm of the Palestinian Authority.
One of the lawyers, Diane Butto, told the Christian Science Monitor that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is “a battle over language sometimes more than over anything else.” True enough, but should European taxpayers have to continue funding the Palestinian battle?