Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a fast-growing approach to modern business management that emphasizes social accountability and transparency to stakeholders and the broader public interest. CSR is primarily focused on improving environmental, social, and governance conditions within corporations. CSR provides business leaders an avenue for “doing good while doing well.”

The purpose of this report is to showcase Israel’s vibrant culture of social innovation and environmental sustainability, which consistently delivers positive results for investors and society at large. The following pages tell a private-sector story of delivering social and environmental solutions that address real-world needs in the context of a unique social and geopolitical environment.

This report presents the Ministry of Strategic Affair’s updated research regarding financial aid granted by European Union institutions to Palestinian and European non-governmental organizations which promote boycotts against the State of Israel. It details the funding provided by the European Union to these organizations in 2017 and multi-year funding beginning in 2018 (for which full data has still not been released by the EU).

This report presents dozens of examples of significant ties between activists in NGOs, which delegitimize and promote boycotts of Israel, and Hamas and the PFLP. Hamas and the PFLP are designated terrorist organizations in the European Union, the US and Israel. These ties manifest themselves in the form of activists who were terrorists in the past and some even in the present, and who currently fill key positions in such NGOs; in joint activities and campaigns against the State of Israel; and in financial assistance to one another.

Hiding behind the mask of advancing Palestinian human and civil rights, the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, led by the Ramallah-based BDS National Committee, is engaged in an ongoing campaign of delegitimization against Israel, which includes the use of antisemitic rhetoric and images. The BDS movement is a global campaign that aims to undermine the legitimacy of the State of Israel through a relentless attack on it within Western civic society.