“Gaza Aid, Due Diligence and the Lessons from World Vision” was the topic of the talk given by the Hon. Michael Danby MP, Senior Member of the Australian Parliament. Mr. Danby described his investigation of Australian funds transferred to Gaza through World Vision, and explained that while he endorses aid to Gaza, it is inconceivable that Australian money donated for humanitarian causes might be diverted to digging Hamas tunnels into Israel. Mr. Danby said that his talks with World Vision people were constructive. Prof. Gerald Steinberg, founder and president of NGO Monitor and professor of Political Studies at Bar Ilan University, added his perspective on World Vision, in the context of the general activities of NGO Monitor.

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About the Speaker:
unnamedThe Hon. Michael Danby MP is a senior member of the Australian Labor Party, opposition in the Australian National Parliament. Previously the Parliamentary Secretary to the Opposition Leader, Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts, Chair of the Australian Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade, as well as the Joint Standing Committee on Migration. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Henry Jackson Society (London) and of the steering committee on the World Movement for Democracy.