This is like the Nobel Peace Prize committee handing terrorist thug Arafat a medal for all the ”good things” he’s supposedly has done.
EAPPI happens to be one of the more virulent anti-Israel NGO’s in Finland, besides the Finnish branch of ICAHD (Leftist anti-house demolition group). Iv’e reported on them over the years, with the latest being in February of this year.
EAPPI sends Finnish church activists (which includes Leftists as well) to the areas under Palestinian control, who are then inundated and brainwashed with classic anti-Israel propaganda, they then come back to Finland to smear Israel on their native soil.
One of the chief provocateurs is Lutheran Bishop Munib Younan, who inculcates these young people with anti-Israel agitprop.
NOTE: Make sure to read NGO-Monotor’s ECUMENICAL ACCOMPANIMENT PROGRAMME IN PALESTINE AND ISRAEL (EAPPI)
THE ONE HUNDRED COMMITTEE GIVES ITS PEACE PRIZE TO THE EAPPI PROGRAM
The peace prize by peace organization, One Hundred Committee for the 2014, goes to the Finnish EAPPI program. The prize will be jointly presented by the One Hundred Committee’s, artist association, Kiila, and the Finland’s PEN, in conjunction with the Independence Day gala at Cafe Mascot on Saturday 6.12. The event begins at 17:00 and the award presented along with the speech by Chairman of the Committee of the One Hundred, Jan Koskimies. The event is free and open to the public and to the media.
The Committee of One Hundred peace prize will be awarded this year in Finland to EAPPI program and its participants in recognition of the long-term objective and non-violent efforts for peace in the Middle East. The award is ceramic artist Miia Kallio’s Peace Ship.
Finn Church Aid coordinated EAPPI program sends from Finland every year 12 to 14 voluntary observers to monitor the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the human rights situation and to report thereon. Observers support the local civilian population in the ordinary everyday tasks that are difficult under the occupation, such as the passage to school through the checkpoints. Their mission is to promote human rights and to respect international humanitarian law and to show solidarity with the Palestinians and Israeli peace activists.
– Peace requires perseverance and concrete actions. EAPPi program has been operating for a long time to support Israeli and Palestinian peace efforts. Belied to have strength to maintain peace in difficult times. Last summer’s outbreak of violence in the Israeli attack on Palestinian territories and the damage, was enormous. The EAPPI program’s observers brought their presence to ensure the locals. Also, the local a peaceful civil society is important, Jan Koskimies says of the reasons for the award.
The on-site work of the observer is to recognize human rights abuses and seek to prevent violence. The most important task is to tell you what they see in their own countries, in order the that the will to put an end to the occupation will grow. Everyday in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories is intolerable and there are violations human rights. A demand for a fair peace needs the support of the international community , says Lea Pakkanen who returned from the West Bank two months ago as an EAPPI, human rights observer.
The One Hundred Committee has issued a Peace Prize every year since 1978. In the past, it has been received, by among others, President Halonen, that Free movement network, Mediation Forum and Turku Michael’s church.