Divest Anti-Israel Prejudice from Churches

(Forward) David Elcott - A small cadre dedicated to the triumph of the Palestinians at the price of the destruction of Israel is trying to influence the Middle East policies of the American Christian community. While Israel leaves Gaza, in a bold step to advance the peace process, the Presbyterian Church (USA) responds by threatening Israel with economic sanctions. While Israel builds a security barrier to keep Palestinian terrorists from maiming and killing innocent civilians, the World Council of Churches, Disciples of Christ, and the United Church of Christ demand that Israel "tear down the wall" - even though the fence has saved the lives of countless Israelis of all religious faiths. The writer is director of U.S. interreligious affairs at the American Jewish Committee.

2005-08-26 00:00:00

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