• Website: www.ymca.int
  • Young Men's Christian Association/Young Women's Christian Association is one of the world's largest non-profit benevolent organizations, committed to providing opportunities "to put Christian principles into practice."
  • YMCA/YWCA activities are generally non-partisan, which has helped it to maintain a unique position of consensus around the world.
  • In 2003 and 2004, however, YWCA of Palestine and the East Jerusalem YMCA have pursued a Free Palestine campaign to "end the Israeli Occupation."
  • In December 2000, a joint YMCA/YWCA "advocacy desk" was established to produce papers on, among other things, US aid to Israel, settlements, and Palestinian refugees. These emphasize a one-sided Palestinian political agenda.
  • The World Alliance of YMCAs - established in 1855 and headquartered in Geneva - has adopted numerous anti-Israel resolutions. In response, protests were sent by the YMCAs of the USA, Canada, and Mexico, but without visible impact
  • For NGO Monitor's latest report including YMCA East Jerusalem, click  here