Development organisation Oxfam Novib rejects PVV allegations

3 11 2010

From Radio Netherlands Worldwide:

Oxfam Novib Director Farah Karimi has said: We do not fund anti-Israel organisations nor do we fund the Wilders trial.” She made her statement in a reaction to allegations made by Freedom Party (PVV) MP Johan Driessen.

Mr Driessen lashed out at Deputy Foreign Minister Ben Knapen to grant the development aid organisation 421 million euros in subsidies for the coming five years. The PVV MP called Oxfam Novib a “subsidies guzzler” and said the organisation lent support to elements of the anti-Israel movement and to the political trial of Geert Wilders. Mr Driessen said Oxfam Novib funds aid projects in China, the world’s second largest economy. “Why take Dutch tax money to a country awash in cash?”

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