‘Christians’ of the Holy Land denounce Israel

In a lengthy declaration labeled as a message of “faith, hope and love,” dozens of Arab Christian leaders from various churches represented in the region denounced Israel as the main obstacle to peace and rejected the validity of the biblical link between the Jews and the land.

Published on Friday by regional leaders of the Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Lutheran, Anglican and Baptists churches, the document, titled “A Moment of Truth,” lamented that the Israeli-Palestinian peace process had reached an impasse, and that there was now little hope of reversing “Palestinian suffering.”

after prayer, reflection and an exchange of opinion, cry out from within the suffering in our country, under the Israeli occupation, with a cry of hope in the absence of all hope, a cry full of prayer and faith in a God ever vigilant, in God’s divine providence for all the inhabitants of this land,” read the statement. “Today we have reached a dead end in the tragedy of the Palestinian people.”

Israel was solely blamed for the situation. In a section titled “The reality on the ground,” the Christian leaders listed the reasons peace had not been reached, including Israel’s security wall, the presence of Jews in Judea and Samaria, Israeli checkpoints, the jailing of Palestinian terrorists, and Israel’s control of a unified Jerusalem.

Like their Muslim counterparts, the Christian leaders insisted that the suicide bombings and other attacks against Israelis that necessitate many of the above measures are not terrorism, but rather legitimate resistance:

“Israel justifies its actions as self-defense… In our opinion, this vision is a reversal of reality. Yes, there is Palestinian resistance to the occupation. However, if there were no occupation, there would be no resistance, no fear and no insecurity.”

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4 comments for “‘Christians’ of the Holy Land denounce Israel

  1. March 24, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    The problem is the Church, and what is being taught. People are getting second had feed from replacement theology, and most people just don’t know.
    I can’t stress to our readers enough you are accountable for your self. Get into the Bible and start reading! Hosea say ” My people will perish for lack of knowledge.” More than ever before you need to know that you know, don’t take anyone’s sermon as truth, check it out.
    Blessings, Jodie

  2. March 22, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Unfortunately, I am afraid this will be sooner than later.

  3. March 18, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    I know, how can the delte the teaching thoughout the Bible. Is this what we call selective reading? Go figure. They all will have to stand before the almighty, and sure hate to be in their shoes.

    Blessings, Jodie

  4. March 12, 2010 at 1:31 am

    I wonder what bible they are reading. Did these Christian leaders forget that Obadiah 1:15-16 As you did, so shall it be done to you;Your conduct shall be requited. Yea,against all nations The day of the Lord is at hand. That same cup that you drank on My Holy Mount Shall all nations drink everymore.

    It is also written in the bible judgement will begain in the house of God. This must study the truth so the truth about Israel will make them free. God says I hate those who hate Israel. I love those who love Israel.

    Actions speaks louder then words.

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‘Christians’ of the Holy Land denounce Israel

In a lengthy declaration labeled as a message of “faith, hope and love,” dozens of Arab Christian leaders from various churches represented in the region denounced Israel as the main obstacle to peace and rejected the validity of the biblical link between the Jews and the land.

Published on Friday by regional leaders of the Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Lutheran, Anglican and Baptists churches, the document, titled “A Moment of Truth,” lamented that the Israeli-Palestinian peace process had reached an impasse, and that there was now little hope of reversing “Palestinian suffering.”

after prayer, reflection and an exchange of opinion, cry out from within the suffering in our country, under the Israeli occupation, with a cry of hope in the absence of all hope, a cry full of prayer and faith in a God ever vigilant, in God’s divine providence for all the inhabitants of this land,” read the statement. “Today we have reached a dead end in the tragedy of the Palestinian people.”

Israel was solely blamed for the situation. In a section titled “The reality on the ground,” the Christian leaders listed the reasons peace had not been reached, including Israel’s security wall, the presence of Jews in Judea and Samaria, Israeli checkpoints, the jailing of Palestinian terrorists, and Israel’s control of a unified Jerusalem.

Like their Muslim counterparts, the Christian leaders insisted that the suicide bombings and other attacks against Israelis that necessitate many of the above measures are not terrorism, but rather legitimate resistance:

“Israel justifies its actions as self-defense… In our opinion, this vision is a reversal of reality. Yes, there is Palestinian resistance to the occupation. However, if there were no occupation, there would be no resistance, no fear and no insecurity.”

Read Entire Story in Israel Today http://www.israeltoday.co.il/default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=20149

Anglican and Baptists, Arab Christian, Jerusalem, presence of Jews in Judea and Samaria, Palestinian

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