Beginning in 2014, a handful of groups with a political agenda have impeded the valuable work of nonprofit organizations through lawsuits, deplatforming campaigns, challenges to organizations’ tax-exempt status, and other means. Although these groups claim their actions are aimed at strengthening security, they stand in the way of the nonprofits’ legitimate work. At the center of these campaigns is disinformation about the work and reputations of nonprofits, disguised as “research,” which is used to exploit legitimate counterterrorism and whistleblower laws
This is the latest chapter in the use of disinformation to delegitimize charitable work. For several years, disinformation on nonprofits has been given an audience on Capitol Hill, and this sham “research” has even made its way into commercial tools commonly used by financial institutions to screen customers and potential customers.
Human Rights Coalition Deplatformed After Lawfare Attack
The Alliance for Global Justice (AfGJ) - a U.S.-based activist network that provides fiscal sponsorship and fundraising services for a global alliance of peace and justice organizations, including those in Palestine - has been the
C&SN’s Year in Review: 2022
As we come to the end of 2022, at C&SN we want to take this opportunity to share some key accomplishments across our numerous issue areas as we seek to protect and advocate for the
Panel Discussion: Tracking the Suppression of Palestinian Civil Society and Human Rights Advocacy
On Oct. 20, at 11am - 12:30pm EDT / 5pm - 6:30pm CET, the Charity & Security Network is hosting a panel discussion on Tracking the Suppression of Palestinian Civil Society and Human Rights Advocacy.
Lawfare Attack Against Christian Aid Fails to Pass Muster
A politically motivated lawsuit against the UK-based charity Christian Aid came to a definitive end earlier this month when a 90-day window for the Zionist Advocacy Center (TZAC) to file a petition of review with
Event Summary: Israeli Raids on Palestinian Civil Society Organizations — The Costs of International Inaction
On Aug. 25, 2022, the Middle East Institute (MEI), the Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP), the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), the International Crisis Group (ICG),
Israel Shuts Down Palestinian Civil Society Groups as U.S. Continues to “Review” Unsubstantiated Allegations from Last Fall
Washington, D.C., Aug. 18, 2022 — Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz has reportedly ratified the terrorism designations of three of the six Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations first designated by the Israeli military