This Christmas, political warfare against Israel once again took on a religious dimension.
The assault, led by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), well-know charities and church groups, exploited heightened religious emotions during the holiday season to foment hatred against the Jewish state. In some instances, the rhetoric reflects anti-Semitic religious teachings such as comparing Israel to tyrannical 1st century Romans, portraying Israel as a modern day “Herod” persecuting Palestinian children and referring to Judaism’s “tribal god of retaliation.”
These attacks are made possible by the extensive governmental funding the NGOs receive from the EU, UK, Ireland, Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands and Spain, as well as from countries as friendly to Israel like the U.S. and Canada.