According to the Jewish Chronicle (UK), the Ireland-based Catholic NGO Trocaire will be reducing its activities in the Palestinian Authority, as well as ending its presence in nine countries, due to cuts in private and Irish-governmental funding. This follows analysis from NGO Monitor, demonstrating that Trocaire’s campaigns against Israel and funding to politicized Israeli and Palestinian NGOs exacerbate the Israeli-Arab conflict.

Despite the diminished resources, Trocaire continued its lobbying of the EU against an upgrade in relations with Israel, including a highly prejudicial position paper that falsely accused Israel of “war crimes,” “collective punishment,” ignoring “settlers perpetrating violence,” holding Palestinian prisoners “in violation of IHL,” and calling for an arms embargo against Israel.