NGOs have already begun to exploit the three significant anniversaries related to the Arab-Israeli conflict, which will be marked in 2017. NGO Monitor estimates that these efforts will intensify as the respective anniversaries draw near, and activists will use them to lend artificial urgency and resonance for their agendas.
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|Start date:||1 Jan 1988|
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It's Beginning to Feel a Lot like Manipulation: How Politicized NGOs Exploit the Message of Christmas
As in previous years, many politicized NGOs and charities are exploiting the Christmas season to promote anti-peace campaigns.
During the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council, a number of highly biased and politicized NGOs, which receive extensive funding from foreign governments, made false, distorted and unsubstantiated allegations, contributing to the international demonization of Israel.
NGOs with stated human rights agendas, who are generally extremely vocal regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict, have avoided condemning the recent terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens, instead focusing only on the Israeli response to such attacks.
During the 29th session of the UNHRC, a number of highly politicized NGOs submitted oral and written statements and held side events, falsely accusing Israel of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and intentionally targeting the civilian population, thereby contributing to the international demonization campaign.
At the height of the holiday season, NGOs, well-known charities, and church groups are once again exploiting Christmas to conduct political warfare against Israel.
While some NGOs have condemned the recent series of attacks, others have either remained silent, blamed Israel, or have attempted to create an artificial balance and moral equivalence between terrorists and their victims.
Rivka Hecht maintains that the WCCs disguising of terrorists as political prisoners is an affront to the victims and to morality and amounts to nothing more than false prophecy.
The World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel program, organized by the World Council of Churches, promotes a highly one-sided narrative, erasing the severity of crimes committed by Palestinian "political prisoners," including premeditated murders of Israeli civilians.