CBNNews.com - LONDON - Again this year, British NGOs are exploiting Christmas to promote their anti-Israel agenda, the Jerusalem-based NGO Monitor reported.
Using traditional holiday formats, such as Christmas cards, fundraising and traditional carols, British NGOs War on Want, Christian Aid, and the Amos Trust produced holiday greetings with a political theme.
One War on Want holiday greeting depicts Bethlehem as "effectively sealed off from the outside world by Israel's Separation Wall" and "Mary and Joseph being frisked on their way to find an inn for the night."
Another card shows "the three wise men trying to get to Bethlehem, but being forced to dig underneath Israel's separation wall."
Amos Trust distributed a "Wall Nativity" card, which included a prayer guide and a "separation wall [that] depicts the current situation in Bethlehem."
Another card shows Santa walking along the security barrier. Inside, the card reads, "As we celebrate the child born in Bethlehem, let us not forget God's children living in Bethlehem today."
In early December, Christian Aid held a fundraiser under the banner "From Bethlehem to Bristol."
Keynote speaker at the event, Nader Abu Amsha, director of the YMCA in the Arab town of Beit Sahour near Bethlehem, dismissed Israel's security concerns, telling participants that Israel is "committing crimes…against humanity."
The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign is also selling Christmas items protesting Israel's "illegal structure" and "apartheid wall."
A fundraiser held at the Anglican St. James church in Piccadilly raised money for Medical Aid for Palestinians, which in addition to providing medical aid, sponsors anti-Israel political campaigns.
"The carols pointed out exactly what is going on in occupied Palestine today," War on Want official Bruce Kent said at the fundraiser.
"I am delighted they have had the publicity that this has generated," he said, adding that "anyone who speaks against Zionist policies is labeled anti-Semitic."
Sources: YNet news, The Jerusalem Post