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There are serious flaws in foreign aid

By Becca Wertman      

When it comes to the Arab-Israeli conflict, the current state of international aid could (and should) be substantially improved, writes Becca Wertman of NGO Monitor, a Jerusalem-based research institute.

International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, pictured, at a presser in 2017. Given the presence of self-interested actors, such as terror groups posing as human rights NGOs or groups promoting particularistic and not universal values, it is crucial that governments remain vigilant and ensure that aid is used to improve the lives of those for whom it’s intended, writes Becca Wertman of NGO Monitor, a Jerusalem-based research institute. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade

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