Churches and other religious institutions contribute to the political offensive against Israel, by propagating BDS, preaching anti-Israel sentiments to followers, and providing funding to anti-Israel NGOs.
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.
Sabeel Colorado, a branch of the pro-BDS NGO Sabeel, is currently promoting its upcoming trip to Israel, which will meet with several Israeli NGOs.
EAPPI, founded in 2002 by the World Council of Churches, brings internationals to the West Bank to "experience the occupation." After the activists return to their home countries they often promote anti-Israel campaigns, including BDS.
Church aid organizations in Germany, which receive most of their budgets from the government, are major funders of politicized NGOs in Israel and the PA.
Israeli NGO Zochrot will host a conference on the "Right of Return" of Palestinian refugees, funded by and including speakers from anti-Israel NGOs, many of which are funded by European governments, church-based foundations, and the New Israel Fund.
NGOs funded by Catholic aid charities engage in activities that contribute to the international demonization and delegitimization of Israel, including BDS campaigns that seek to isolate Israel diplomatically, economically, culturally, and militarily.