Summary: The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), funded by the German government, claims to „work towards contributing to the attainment of a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.“ While many of FES’s activities are consistent with this mandate, other projects involve politicized NGOs, some of which focus their activities on ideological attacks against Israel, rather than on peace, good governance and development. FES partners include the Palestinian Diaspora and Refugee Center (SHAML), Gisha, Center on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), and the Health Development Information and Policy Institute (HDIP). The activities of some of these groups include taking part anti-Israel boycotts, demonizing Israel as an apartheid state, promoting Palestinian claims to a „Right of Return,“ and issuing reports which use the vocabulary of international law and human rights for partisan political and ideological agendas. In February 2007, FES engaged a consultant, who undertook a research mission that produced a one-sided, highly politicized report which condemned Israel’s anti-terrorism activities. In addition, FES funded the 2004 Beirut International Conference on The Islamic World and Europe, jointly organized with Hezbollah’s „Research Department“. The support of this German organization for NGOs that deny Israel’s right to self defense and embrace anti-Israel propaganda is particularly disturbing.