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Antisemitism, BDS and European Funding - The WCC's Activists in Israel and the West Bank

Founded in 2002, Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) is the Geneva-based World Council of Churches’ (WCC) “flagship project” on the Arab-Israeli conflict. Despite marketing itself as a human rights and protection program, EAPPI places significant emphasis on political advocacy before, during, and after the trip.

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Background on World Council of Churches, Antisemitism, and BDS Court Case

Today (October 11, 2018), an Israeli court is considering an appeal from Isabel Phiri, a senior official in the World Council of Churches (WCC) who was denied entry into Israel. NGO Monitor is providing the following essential background on WCC and its “flagship project” Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), which falls under Phiri’s “overall responsibility.”

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Statement on UN Blacklist Delay

NGOs, including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and Al Haq, have been advocating for a discriminatory blacklist for many years to advance a BDS agenda. However, this does nothing to further human rights, and the UN should not devote further resources to this charade.

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European Secretariat Freezes Funding to Radical Palestinian Organization

The Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat (Secretariat) – a joint funding mechanism of the governments of Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands – is suspending funding to the Women’s Affairs Technical Committee (WATC), after WATC participated in inaugurating a women’s center in the West Bank named after Dalal Mughrabi, a terrorist who murdered 38 Israeli civilians.

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Denmark to Allocate Another $8 million to Radical Anti-Peace NGOs

The Danish government will announce an additional $8.3 million to the IHL Secretariat, a joint funding mechanism that distributes a large portion of its budget as core funding to radical Palestinian NGOs that incite violence and terrorism, are active in BDS campaigns, and engage in legal warfare against Israel.

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