Jewish leaders have expressed outrage of a study guide Presbyterian Church (USA) recently released regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying that the publication is "sending Jews to the trash-heap of history."
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, and Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, the Center's director of interfaith affairs, wrote a column on Fox News website denouncing a guide titled "Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study."
In their column, Cooper and Adlerstein said that the "Zionism Unsettled" study guide was "sending Jews to the trash-heap of history." more >>
A recommendation to divest from companies that do business with the nation of Israel will be considered by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) at its General Assembly this summer.
The largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States will again entertain a divestment proposal, after narrowly voting down a similar measure in 2012.
David Brog, executive director for Christians United For Israel, told The Christian Post that PCUSA's consideration of divestment directed punitive action toward the wrong Middle Eastern nation. more >>
A hardline rabbi group said in an open letter that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has declared a war on God through his recent peace talk efforts between Israel and Palestine.
The letter was sent to Kerry this past Sunday by the Rabbis from the Committee to Save the Land and People of Israel, an activist group that opposes any diplomatic talks between Israel and Palestine that involve territory concessions. The letter states that Kerry's recent mediation efforts between Israel and Palestine will only result in "heavenly punishment" for all parties involved.
"Your incessant efforts to expropriate integral parts of our Holy Land and hand them over to Abbas's terrorist gang, amount to a declaration of war against the Creator and Ruler of the universe! For God awarded the entire Land of Israel to our ancestors, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, in order that they bequeath it, as an everlasting inheritance, to their descendants, the Jewish people, until the end of all time," the letter reads. more >>
The Pilgrim Press-the publishing house of the United Church of Christ, a liberal Protestant denomination headquartered in Ohio-has a stockpile of misinformation and anti-Jewish contempt in its warehouse in Cleveland. It comes in the form of its most recent printing of "Whose Land? Whose Promise? What Christians Are Not Being Told about Israel and the Palestinians," by Rev. Dr. Gary Burge, a professor at Wheaton College in Illinois.
This book, which is now in its second edition, depicts Jews as unworthy of living in the land of Israel. Citing John 15:6, Burge writes in the book's second edition, "Branches that attempt living in the land… which refused to be attached to Jesus will be removed." In the first edition, Burge was much harsher, stating that these branches would be "cast out and burned," but in both editions, the author's message is clear: Jews are not entitled to live in the land of Israel because they have rejected Jesus as their messiah.
Burge does more than invoke scripture to portray Jews as unworthy of living in their historical homeland. He also used misinformation-lots of it-to portray the modern Jewish state as an unworthy tenant in the land of Israel. In an attempt to prove that Israel is an apartheid state, Burge asserts falsely states that Jews and Arabs renew their drivers' licenses on different days of the month, when in fact, they renew them on their birthdays. more >>
As former Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi's trials continue, it's enlightening to consider what is likely to be one of the centerpieces of the trial: longstanding accusations that Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood party worked with foreign terrorist organizations, including al-Qaeda, against the national security of Egypt.
Based on these accusations of high treason, Morsi and others could face the death penalty.
Concerning some of the more severe allegations, one of Egypt's most widely distributed and read newspapers, Al Watan, recently published what it said were recorded conversations between Morsi and Muhammad Zawahiri, al-Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri's brother. more >>
Christianity began in the East, not the West, yet today Christians in the East are enduring an all-out-assault by Islamic terrorists, while Christians in the West live their lives largely oblivious to it all. This has to change.
This is no imaginary persecution; in Syria alone there have been reports of kidnappings, Christian communities intentionally displaced by militants and, worst of all, shootings and beheadings of Christians who refused to convert to Islam.
In Egypt radicals have recently destroyed dozens of churches, and the once vibrant Christian population in Iraq has been decimated. Christians in the West should stand up for those in the East out of regard for all they have given us over these thousands of years. more >>