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Israel-Palestine Conflict

Major philanthropic institutions urge governments to ‘stop enabling war crimes’ in Gaza open letter 

Shafi Musaddique and Charles Keidan 10 November 2023

Dozens of major funders and funding bodies including the Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN) – a membership organisation which includes some of the largest US and European foundations as dues paying members – have called …

Arab world unites to pour financial relief and aid for Palestinians  

Shafi Musaddique 3 November 2023

Donations for the Palestinian people is pouring in from across the Arab world, with urgent calls for more assistance as the Gaza crisis escalates.   UAE Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin …

Ford Foundation and Australian billionaire respond to Gaza crisis

Shafi Musaddique 25 October 2023

The Ford Foundation is to provide life-saving support and essential aid for the Palestinian civilians of Gaza, it has announced.   Relief will be undertaken by the foundation’s representative and staff in the Middle East …

Israel-Palestine conflict: Charities and NGOs step in. Philanthropy not so much

Shafi Musaddique 17 October 2023

As the human death and injury toll increases with no end to the escalating violence in both Israel and Palestine, the world of philanthropy, charity and NGOs have responded in mixed ways – mostly offering …

Progressive philanthropy is missing in action – again – on Israel/Palestine

2 Charles Keidan 16 October 2023

What should philanthropy be doing in the face of distressing scenes from Israel and Gaza? That’s the question many are asking. Yet the philanthropic world seems eerily silent, paralysed by inaction. I can relate. After …