This week is “Christian Aid Week” in the UK. According to NGO Monitor’s research, 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.
Christian Aid 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.
The organization operates in more than 50 countries and is heavily subsidized by the British, Irish, Scottish, U.S., Norwegian, and EU governments.
Christian Aid uses funds to support highly politicized NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conference including Zochrot, which was established with the aim of “rais[ing] public awareness of the Palestinian Nakba” and “recognizing and materializing the right of return.” This agenda is equivalent to calling for the elimination of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.
Christian Aid also funds the World Council of Churches (WCC). The WCC plays a key role in mobilizing the church BDS effort globally.