Feb. 1, 2019
EAPPI: The World Council of Churches’ Training Camp for Anti-Israel Advocacy
The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) flagship project on the Arab-Israel conflict, has brought 1,800 volunteers to the West Bank to “witness life under occupation.” The WCC does not run similar activities in other conflict zones. By singling out Israel, EAPPI embodies anti-Semitism, as defined in the International Holocaust Remembrance Association’s working definition.
When volunteers return home, they engage in anti-Israel advocacy, such as boycott campaigns and comparing Israel to apartheid South Africa and Nazi Germany. EAPPI partners with groups that support BDS campaigns against Israel and/or that accuse Israel of “war crimes.” (NGO Monitor)