måndag 14 januari 2019

Kyrkornas världsråds Israelhat

Att Kyrkornas Världsråd är fientligt inställt till Israel är välbekant. Här en ny rapport från NGO Monitor:


The World Council of Churches (WCC) is training volunteers to promote boycotts of Israel and engage in antisemitic rhetoric, with funding from several Western governments and the EU, as well as support from the United Nations, a new report by research institute NGO Monitor has found.

...The organization also seeks to combat Christian Zionism. In a 2015 WCC event, Zionism was called “heresy” under Christian theology, modern Israelis were said to have no connection to ancient Israelites, and Israeli society was noted to be “full with racism and light skin privilege.” Their leadership also compared Israel to apartheid South Africa.

EAPPI: The World Council of Churches’ Training Camp for Anti-Israel Advocacy (Rapport)

- EAPPI, the World Council of Churches’ flagship project on Israel and the Arab-Israel conflict, has brought 1,800 volunteers to the West Bank to “witness life under occupation.” The World Council of Churches does not run similar activities in other conflict zones. By singling out Israel, EAPPI embodies antisemitism, as defined in the International Holocaust Remembrance Association’s working definition.

- Despite marketing itself as a human rights and protection program, EAPPI places significant emphasis on political advocacy before, during, and after the trip. When volunteers return to their home countries and churches, they engage in anti-Israel advocacy, such as BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns and comparing Israel to apartheid South Africa and Nazi Germany.

- EAPPI partners with a number of political NGOs in the region, including groups that support BDS campaigns against Israel and/or that accuse Israel of “war crimes.”

In 2015, Finn Church Aid noted that the Finish MFA was the primary funding source for EAPPI’s Global Coordination Project, providing €122,000 for its “Common Responsibility Campaign.” According to Finn Church Aid’s 2015 Annual report, FCA sent 10 EAs on the program with the support of the Finnish MFA. Three EAs were supported by UNICEF for EAPPI’s work on “access to education.”

In 2013, Finland granted $222,673 to the “Swedish Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (via FEAPPI/Finn Church Aid).

The Swedish Mission Council Humanitarian Framework, which is a recipient of Swedish government funding, states that EAPPI will receive SEK 6 million per year in2017-2019 (totaling SEK 18 million).

In 2013-2015, the Swedish government (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) transferred $2.5 million to the Swedish Council of Churches for EAPPI ($711,803 in 2015; $874,648 in 2014; $921,206 in 2013).

EAPPI is considered to be the “main project” of Norwegian Church Aid’s (NCA) “Faith Communities and Peace Building program in Israel-Palestine.”8 This NCA program is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its Section for Humanitarian Affairs.
In 2017-2018, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs provided NOK 4,052,534 to NCA for EAPPI.
From 2011-2015, Norway provided NOK 13.7 million to EAPPI and its partner Rabbis for Human Rights.
Support to WCC “plus funding for EAPPI” in 2015 was NOK 2.6 million.

In addition, according to UN-OCHA’s reporting system, in 2015 the Norwegian government granted $287,323 via Save the Children to several organizations and implementing partners, including EAPPI, as well as YMCA, Ma’an Development Center, and the Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (PCDCR).

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