Mainline Churches vs. Israel

Elliott Abrams on the letter to Congress from mainline churches and clergy urging an investigation into Israeli “war crimes” and suggesting the elimination of military aid to the Jewish State.

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Their letter to Congress contains a brief appendix elucidating why they think conditions are deteriorating. There we learn of restrictions on movement in the West Bank, though not of the many ways in which the Netanyahu government in recent years has loosened those restrictions. There is no mention, for example, of the recent steps by the government of Israel to assist the Palestinian Authority as it faces a financial crisis. We learn of Israel’s “comprehensive blockade” on Gaza but not that Gaza has a border with Egypt — or that it is still not fully open. We are told that Israel killed thousands of unarmed Palestinian civilians but not that the churches rely for this information on data provided by anti-Israel NGOs or left-wing Israeli groups.

Read the rest in the National Review Online.


Author: Stand For Israel | October 12, 2012
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  • Colin
    October 27, 2012
    8:58 am
     

    It is sad to say and may be hard for a lot of people to believe but, this is one more example of the progressive/Liberal movement having wormed their way in to the leadership of these denominations. Do not tell me I am crazy unless you are willing to do the research to prove me wrong or prove me right. At the DNC convention it was evident that they as a party are anti Israel and this is the stance of these so called main line denominations. The people that attend these churches for the most part would never read this information and they most certainly will not hear it from the mainstrem media. You have ignorant people going to these churches every week giving their money as tithe and yet they have no idea what their church is supporting or not supporting. Again do not respond in disagreement unless you are willing to prove me wrong or right.

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  • Mildred
    October 26, 2012
    9:42 pm
     

    What are these so called mainline churches, who are these people.It seems to me that they have their own agenda and not GOD’S.It is cleared in the Bible, “I will bless those who bless you.”Genesis12:3

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  • Kirk
    October 26, 2012
    10:14 am
     

    It seems rather apparent to me that these so called “Mainline Churches” are not even remotely aware of what radical Islam is all about. The “Palestinian
    Authority” clearly supports Iran’s agenda.

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  • ramil
    October 20, 2012
    6:46 pm
     

    The fight is all spiritual nowadays. Pray that the Holy Spirit willOPEN our spiritual eyes and let Him guide us into all truth. GOD BLESS ISRAEL! May HILL happen in our lifetime….

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  • Chris
    October 20, 2012
    3:30 pm
     

    It’s interesting to see the Luthern Church, who trace their core beliefs back to Martin Luther, involved in this. Luther in his later years became increasingly anti-Semitic.

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  • moses
    October 20, 2012
    1:22 am
     

    you can use your God to threaten the world as the chosen few, but God is not a hypocrit. Nobody is above his laws not even the jews. this has been proven throughout history as he has punished the jews for their misguided ways countless times. Stop believing the jews can do any injustice and God, the God of all mankind, will give them a free pass because he likes them best. It’s ludicrous to think this way and history will repeat his punishment on those that disobey his commandments, regardless of who they are or think they are. shalom

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  • Michael
    October 19, 2012
    12:52 pm
     

    Don’t remember off the top of my head the prophet (Ezekiel?) who wrote of the separation of the sheep from the goats. This maybe 1 of the ways it is being done. Closer to the last of the last days!

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  • Erin
    October 18, 2012
    9:48 pm
     

    I don’t know who these mainline churches claim to represent but they do not represent me or anyone I know in my church community. The situations listed are complex.

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  • Kenneth
    October 18, 2012
    7:14 pm
     

    ” The nation that blesses Israrl Shall be blessed” May God raise up an American President Who will bless Israel again is my prayer.

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  • Brent
    October 18, 2012
    5:26 pm
     

    Could you please give examples of what mainline Churches are doing this? Please!! You can’t call yourself a christian and stand against the people of Israel. This stinks of manipulation and deceit.

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    • Michael
      October 19, 2012
      12:48 pm
       

      Brent, click on the National Review Online and you will be taken to the article on which this item is based. It lists the names of the churches.

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  • ricardo
    October 18, 2012
    4:09 pm
     

    I believe that in some christian churches may not be teaching the whole counseling of the Bible and churches have been infiltrated by people that have thier own agenda and not the agenda of God.May God bless Israel.

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  • ricardo
    October 18, 2012
    4:06 pm
     

    The bible says that God will bless those who bless Israel and those who curse her will be curse,by God.
    it is the time to see who is with us and who isnt.I choose to bless Israel because is a commandment from the Lord and because I want the blessings from My Lord and God.God bless you Israel

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  • Moses
    October 18, 2012
    3:15 pm
     

    Thou shall not kill was the one of the first principles of God’s. A few decades later, under order of your prophet, your ancestors committed genoicide by slaughtering women and children for this so called “holy land”? How does a true jews justify this? Taking the orders of a prophet against those of their God who supposedly sent him? Just wondering. Shalom

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    • Michael
      October 19, 2012
      12:50 pm
       

      Dear Moses, you need to read the whole Scripture concerning this episode in the Bible, so you may see it in context. Then you will know why God commanded them to do it.

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  • JOHN
    October 15, 2012
    11:37 pm
     

    ISRAEL HAS TO BE ALWAYS CONCERNED ABOUT PROTECTING THEIR CITIZENS, AND THIS MEANS NOT ALWAYS TRUSTING ANYONE ENTERING, OR TRYING TO ENTER… WHEN YOU HAVE NATIONS WANTING TO DESTROY AND COMING OUT AN SPEAKING THAT KIND OF LANGUAGE, YOU TAKE SECURITY WITH THE UTMOST CONCERN.. THIS IS INTERPREDED AS SOMETIMES BEING HOSTEL…ISREAL HAS BEEN DEALING WITH THESE ISSUES FOR MANY YEARS.. PUT YOURSELF IN THEIR SHOES AND SEE IF YOU WOULD NOT TRUST ANYONE, IF YOUR NEIGHBORS WANTED TO WIPE YOU OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH.. JUST THINK ABOUT THIS…..

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  • Rodney
    October 15, 2012
    5:59 pm
     

    I wonder about churches who make inflammatory remarks especially those who are losing members. I support Israel over any of those other countries because the Bible says Jews are “God’s chosen people”

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  • M
    October 15, 2012
    4:57 am
     

    The Mariline church’s stand against Israel is just breaking their branch from the stem. I do not think they are christians as long as they are standing against the principles of God. My doubt is, is it the church members consent or someone, or irresponsible leader’s idea/as a hired man who has not calling from God but runing after his wage. John 10:12
    Let’s hear from members, are you there? say about your stand?

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    • Shannon
      October 19, 2012
      7:50 am
       

      To M: Even though I attend a Methodist Church, my wife and I come from a strong Evangelical tradition. When we saw what the president of the council of bishops signed off on, we were dumb-struck. The Sunday School class I teach has always expressed strong support for Israel, so I can say the letter definitely is not representative of Mountainside UMC.

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  • Denise
    October 14, 2012
    8:55 pm
     

    Excellent article!

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  • K.C.
    October 14, 2012
    4:59 pm
     

    Let us always be reminded that belonging to an organized church doesn’t make one a Christian any more than working in a garage makes one a car.

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