Christian Aid (CA) continues to focus disproportionately on Israel. It has joined with other NGOs in condemning Israel for its Gaza policy, dismissing Israel’s legitimate security concerns and ignoring Hamas’ terrorist status. Through its funding and support of politicized NGOs – some of which are the most radical, anti-Israel, pro-boycott groups in the region – CA exacerbates the Arab-Israeli conflict instead of promoting peace and stability. This one-sided political agenda raises fundamental questions about substantial funding from the governments of Ireland (Irish Aid) and the UK. To read the full report, click here.

Main points:

  • Christian Aid, a major British NGO and NGO-funder, allocated over €19 million to organizations in Asia and the Middle East in 2007-8.
  • Christian Aid issues highly politicized reports that disproportionately focus on alleged Israeli “violations” and dismiss the impact of Palestinian terrorism.
  • Its partners include Sabeel, ICAHD, and the Alternative Information Center, who attempt to isolate Israel internationally through boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS).

To read the full report, click here.

REMINDER: NGO Monitor’s Annual Conference, in conjunction with Bar Ilan University and the JCPA, Dec. 9-10, 2008. “60 Years Since the Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Genocide Convention