Israel and Palestine: Letter to the Federal Council on NGO funding in Israel and Palestine

Together with 14 other organisations, we have sent an open letter to the Swiss Federal Council criticising the FDFA's decision to suspend funding to eleven partner organisations in Israel and Palestine without any apparent basis. This decision damages the reputation of the affected NGOs. The decision also damages Switzerland's reputation as a reliable partner.

The letter was sent to the Federal Council on 17 November 2023. On 25 October 2023, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) announced its decision to suspend its financial support for eleven Palestinian and Israeli NGOs.

The letter is available in German and French.