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Church Leaders Call for Congress to Investigate aid to Israel, not Palestinians

October 7, 2012 6:08 pm 11 comments

Presbyterian Church Assembly. Photo: Screenshot.

Leaders from the Lutheran, Methodist, and UCC (United Church of Christ) churches signed a letter to Congress requesting that U.S. military aid to Israel be contingent on “compliance with applicable U.S. laws and policies.”

The letter’s 15 signatories noted that they have “witnessed widespread Israeli human rights violations committed against Palestinians, including killing of civilians, home demolitions and forced displacement, and restrictions on Palestinian movement, among others.” They expressed their “grave concern about the deteriorating conditions in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories which threaten to lead the region further away from the realization of a just peace.”

Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Chair Larry Gold noted that while the letter does acknowledge that Palestinians share responsibility for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it includes “no call for investigation of Palestinian intransigence.”

Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt, director of Israel Advocacy at the Conservative Movement’s Rabbinical Assembly, said in a statement that Israel’s “readiness to pursue peace is not matched by the Palestinians, yet the document seeks to assign blame only to the Jewish state for the inability to progress in the quest for peace.”


  • As a southern Baptist christian,when I read this article my mouth hit the ground! This is not what the bible teaches. This is NOT what it means to be a follower of Christ. These “so called” leaders of the christian community have fallen away in their beliefs and have taken to being false prophets in a way. Someone who says they speak for God but really doesn’t. Jesus specifically warns against these kind of people. The bible has dire warning for nations who do not support Israel. It scares me to see people in our country willing to throw Israel to the wolves. The bible does say though that in the end Israel will be totally alone and that includes without America. I do believe that God works all things for good though. In the end it will be God alone who saves Israel. It is the same in our own personal lives. God often brings people through the fire to make them realize that He alone saves us. That is what is happening in the world now. Sin is like a cancer. It grows till it engulfs us and only God through the sacrifice of his perfect son can save us.

  • This is totally insane!! I’m a Israeli citizen and believe me I can assure you that this is a total propaganda against Jewish people.
    How can you dare to say such stupidity when Muslims have been the ones who perpetrating terror along the world???
    You all should see how Palestinians treats their own children!!! What about Muslims violating all human wrights??? Have you ever heard or seeing a Jew/Israeli blowing up himself???? have you ever seeing a men or woman being stoned in Israel??? have you ever seeing that we Jews/Israelis teach our children that if you sacrifice your own child to Islam cause, blowing up himself, he will go heaven where 7 virgins will be waiting for them??? Do you all know that for that sacrifice the family receives money???
    Common people wake up!!!!!!!
    Iran is a threat to the world not only to Israel!!! if they continue with their nuclear program, look for Benjamin Netaniahu speech on the UN, the world will be in serious danger.

    • Iran is a threat to the world.

    • Israel is more a threat to the world with US in the back. Try and live in peace but as a liar and a cheat like you that might just not be possible.

  • One of the most antisemitic article I have ever read.
    Are those leaders in the hands of muslims? Don´t they know that the muslims hate Israel and the Jews as Hitler did?
    I think this is racism

  • The hopeless fools currying cheap popularity. They are exhibiting political correctness to receive the commendation of Obama and the diabolical left to be tagged as being ‘enlightened’. How does one understand these imbeciles ignoring the killing of Christians and the destruction of Churches by muslims which take place every day? These so called pastors are more interested in the opinion the world has about them than the well being of fellow believers, if one can call them that.The myopic nature of Christian leaders has created problems for Christiandom and Christ Himself. If the past leaders had seen islam for the evil that it is, they would have joined hands to eradicate it. Current Christian leaders are just as blind as their predecessors. They are ever ready to accept dhimmitude to please muslims and turn a blind eye even if their own kin is being tortured to death. Which islamic organization has ever condemned anything done by a muslim no matter how bad it may be? These are those Holy Bible calls wolves in sheep’s clothing that and the PERISH FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE. For not speaking out in condemnation of the atrocities committed by muslims against Christians, may God demand the blood of all those killed from these self centered opportunists whose silence makes them complicit in every muslim crime against humanity.


  • Outrageous!

  • Are Americans totally blind, or is it only certain churches whose leaders/members are blind? It’s past time to take the blinders off. The Church needs to recognize that its roots are Jewish, Jesus was Jewish, and when He returns He is returning to God’s holy city – Jerusalem, Israel. And Israel is the ONLY friend the west has in the Middle East (although with the way the US has snubbed Israel in the last four years, if the situation were not so dire, I wouldn’t blame Israel for not wanting to be such a ‘friend’. Wake up, people!

  • Fredric M. London

    Christian Jew hating is 2000 years old. After the Holocaust, some Jew haters became quiet for a while. But now, hating Jews is OK because you are not hating Jews, you are loving terrorists. I would like to say I would expect better from these churches, but they are simply stating what they have always believed, now that it is reconcilable with politically-coerced censorship.

  • E Pluribus Beagle

    There’s your ‘interfaith dialog’ nonsense.

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