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September 14, 2016 2:40 am

The World Council of Churches’ Ongoing Anti-Israel Obsession

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The Temple Mount. Photo: Wikipedia.

The Temple Mount. Photo: Wikipedia.

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is at it again. The umbrella organization that represents approximately 350 Orthodox and Protestant churches — and was once infiltrated by the KGB and turned into an anti-Western megaphone — is working to undermine the legitimacy of the Jewish State in the minds of Christians throughout the world.

Every September, the WCC hosts a “World Week for Peace,” which highlights the work of two organizations affiliated with the Council — the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine Israel (EAPPI) and the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF).

The first organization is comprised of activists who go to the West Bank to gather images and stories of Israeli Jews behaving badly, and the second organization is comprised of religious leaders who broadcast anti-Israel polemics disguised as theology and liturgy.

This year, the publicity materials associated with the “World Week for Peace” include a poem that opens with the line “It’s time for Palestine.” It declares that it is time for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, but as a text, it only highlights those aspects of the conflict that can be blamed on Israel, not on the Palestinians.

It condemns the security barrier, Israeli home demolitions, and calls for Israelis who live in the West Bank to be brought back into Israel. The poem makes no mention of the stabbing attacks perpetrated by young Palestinians, says nothing about the incitement broadcast on Palestinian television, and does not mention the statements made by Palestinian leaders about how Jews have no right to live in Israel or set their “filthy feet” on the Temple Mount.

Next, there is a prayer from Michel Sabbah — the Palestinian Christian who can always be counted on to manipulate Christian scripture to viciously attack Israel. In Sabbah’s worldview, the Palestinians never do anything wrong and everything is always the fault of the Israelis. In his latest prayer, Sabbah condemns the security barrier and checkpoints. Nowhere does he mention the young Palestinians who have stabbed pregnant women in the streets of Jerusalem, or who have attacked women and children sleeping in their beds.

The WCC has also produced an online exhibit of photographs that it wants to be shown to local churches. Every one of the 15 photos highlights the impact of Israeli security measures on the Palestinians. It shows Palestinians filing through the checkpoint between Bethlehem and Jerusalem; an Israeli and a Palestinian walking on different sides of a concrete barrier in Hebron; and a Palestinian man (predictably described as a “youth”) lifting up his shirt to show an Israeli soldier he is unarmed. There are no pictures, however, of young Palestinians throwing rocks or firebombs at cars, no images of Israelis running from knife attacks, and no images of Israelis having rockets at them. It’s an obvious, and dishonest, omission from an organization supposedly intent on “peacemaking.” If you can’t speak the truth about the conflict, you can’t expect to play a role in ending it.

If the WCC and its activists and allies in the Holy Land were serious about promoting peace, they might condemn Palestinian terror, condemn the invective spewed by Mahmoud Abbas and his “moderate” faction, and might highlight the war crimes of Hamas.

But don’t hold your breath, because the WCC’s policy is always to indulge the Palestinians while excoriating Israel. The organization promotes the creation of a Palestinian state without a thought as to whether or not the current set of elites in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip can govern responsibly. Every sign indicates that they cannot, but that won’t be the WCC’s problem – only Israel’s.

Maybe next year the WCC will come to its senses and sponsor a week-long campaign to highlight the murder and genocide of religious minorities in Muslim-majority countries throughout the Middle East.

But I wouldn’t bet on it.

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  • Nancy Garcia

    The Mother of Harlots=One World Religion, and the marrying of the three major Religions Islam, Jewish, and Christian, is against the Almighty God! Thou shalt have no other god beside Me! They are in deception, and are doing the work of the Devil/Antichrist/Satan! Mekudeshet=the consecration, is a type of false marriage like what we will see when the Antichrist and all his lying wonders are here, with his new technology bringing in a false peace and prosperity! He comes before the True Lord Jesus Christ, as it is written in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 Now we beseech you brethren by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him, 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that day of Christ is at hand. 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first(Apostasy, people giving up their faith for another), and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition(this is Satan, the only one sentenced to perish at this time, from Ezekiel 28:18). Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, (He will be all gods, including Jesus) or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the Temple of God(Temple Mount, Jerusalem) shewing himself that he is God.(The great imposter), no “Rapture” the Bible teaches and warns of the False Christ comes first and that the world will worship him, because the shepherd’s starved the sheeple and they are ignorant of this warning!!!

  • Practically Righteous

    Rome sits behind the “ecumenical” associations of the WCC. And the Palestinians are a dumb hammer used by Rome against the Jewish People.

  • Dan Jones

    Whats new…

    Always be a light that is shininginthedark

  • Nathan Dunning

    I’ll stand with Israel and the jewish people!

  • RE:…The World Council of Churches (WCC) is at it again. The umbrella
    organization that represents approximately 350 Orthodox and Protestant

    The WCC and it’s so called “350” orthodox and protestant (Christian?) churches are an abomination and in no way represent members of Gods Church…and what you may ask is Gods Church? It is Jesus Christ and Born again Believers having the indwelling of the Holy Spirit our True Teacher, Guide, and Comforter.

    Dear Reader we do not follow men…remember that. It’s not about religion with all its denominations and never was. We need to return to Gods true pattern for His Church which first century Christians understood.

    Mainstream religious organizations have betrayed Jesus Christ and those attending their godless churches of which I wrote to my family and now is a website.

    NOTE: While there go to the tab at the top right side of the home page (The Church?)

    God be with you all and your loved ones. Dan

  • Fred

    You wrote that Sabbah’s prayers “viscously attack Israel.”
    His attacks are slow and sticky, and don’t flow quickly?
    Or did you mean “Viciously attack Israel”?

    Michael Sabbah is a retired Roman Catholic Bishop. Perhaps somebody could have a word with the Pope?

  • All their lies & propaganda will in the end blow up in their own Christian faces when the representatives from the Religion of Peace will come for them.

    People who don’t know/respect their own Bible, are not entitled to it!