BDS IN THE PEWS
Christian Aid (UK)
Website: http://www.christian-aid.org.uk/ Christian Aid’s activities
date back to the 1940s. The organization
operates in more than 50 countries. CA serves as the official relief, development and advocacy agency of 41
sponsoring churches in Britain and Ireland, and is part of the worldwide church community. Christian Aid assumes a highly biased and politicized approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Its publications
systematically ignore Palestinian responsibility in the conflict and minimize Israel’s right to self-defense. In October 2007, Christian Aid was listed as a "
partner supporting" an Ittijah initiated conference held in Cyprus. The conference included some of the most ardent supporters of BDS, such as the P alestinian Grassroots anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign (PGAAWC), Palestine BDS Campaign, and the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO). The conference’s final statement called upon NGOs to “turn utmost attention to the boycott, divestment and sanction campaign against Israel and pursuing the parastata Zionist organizations worldwide.” Christian Aid’s
Partner Organizations include some of the most radical NGOs operating in the region: Sabeel, Alternative Information Center (AIC), Adalah, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), Israeli Coalition Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), Ittijah, and Physicians for Human Rights - Israel (PHR-I). Christian Aid donated 328,395 NIS to AIC in 2006.
In 2006/07, CA’s annual income was £93.3 million/€103.6 million and in
, CA earned £86.5 million/€109.3 million, with nearly 75% directly from the public in Britain and Ireland. Christian Aid is also funded by sponsoring churches and governments, such as
and through the
UK Department for International Development
Christian Aid Essentials:
Christian Aid Palestinian refugees report ' misleading', Jennifer Lipman, The Jewish Chronicle, July 7, 2011 (regarding " Locked Out: Palestinian Refugees and the Key to Peace")
Christian Aid 2008 Update: Promoting Conflict, NGO Monitor Report, November 25, 2008.
Christian Aid denies it is biased in the Middle East, Church of England Newspaper, September 14, 2007.
Christian Aid´s Myopic Coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Continues, NGO Monitor Report, August 22, 2007.