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Religious leaders call on Congress to re-evaluate military aid to Israel

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Fifteen leaders of U.S. churches and other faith-based organizations have asked Congress to re-evaluate U.S. military aid to Israel.

The religious leaders sent a letter to members of Congress on Oct. 8, calling for an investigation into possible violations by Israel of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Act and the U.S. Arms Export Control Act, which would make Israel ineligible for U.S. military aid.

“As Christian leaders in the United States, it is our moral responsibility to question the continuation of unconditional U.S. financial assistance to the government of Israel,” the letter, signed by leaders of the Lutheran, Methodist, UCC churches, and the National Council of Churches, said.

The letter was criticized by Jewish groups, including the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the American Jewish Committee.

The Rabbinical Assembly, the umbrella organization of Conservative rabbis, called for a re-evaluation of the interfaith partnerships between the assembly and the denominations represented in the letter. — jta


Posted by Frank
10/12/2012  at  01:23 AM
Leftist "progressive" Jew-hatred is growing

The antisemitic progressives are emboldened after Obama has lead the way by making it “politically correct” to throw Israel under the bus.

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Posted by Jack Kessler
10/12/2012  at  11:24 AM
It's actually true...

Usually it is a weak rationalization to say, “Only the leaders are anti-Semites, the rank-and-file are not.”  My experience is that there are a handful of leftists and faux intellectuals who infest the leaderships of many Protestant churches.  The people in the pews rarely share the points of view of the leftists and anti-Semites.

Which means that we must not turn off to Protestant churches that take anti-Israel positions.  Instead we must work to lobby and write letters to urge more representative members of their leadership to make their weight felt.

A number of these BDS resolutions by churches have been reconsidered and rescinded.

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