Evangelical Lutherans to US: End Israel aid if settlements stay

By Jewish Telegraphic Agency— The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America approved a resolution calling on the US government to end all aid to Israel if Israel does not stop building settlements and “enable an independent Palestinian state.” Voting at its triennial assembly in New Orleans that ended Saturday, the church also sought a halt to…

Shattering the tidal wave of anti-Semitism

By Avner Boskey, Final Frontiers— World anti-Semitism is on the increase in numerous areas – Islamist jihadi terrorist attacks (Sunni and Shi’ite) against Jews and Israelis Riotous demonstrations in Western cities which attempt to catalyze public economic and political warfare against the Jewish state Coordinated international political moves to isolate, weaken and divide both the…

In birthplace of Jesus, evangelicals gather to reject Israel, embrace Palestinian cause

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, BIN— Evangelicals are the strongest supporters of Israel, so it is particularly disturbing when a group from within their midst aligns with the Palestinians – even going so far as to support acts of violence against Jews while accusing Israel of violent crimes. Yesterday, while the conference was at its peak,…

UCC Advisory Panel Debates Israeli Boycott and Apartheid

By BRYAN BALLAS, JUICY ECUMENISM— The United Church of Christ (UCC) is considering two resolutions concerning Israel at the denomination’s upcoming June 26-30 General Synod in Cleveland, Ohio. The first calls for the UCC to boycott Israeli products from Palestinian lands and divest from the corporations who receive profit from the “occupation” of said lands.…

Liberation theology denounces Netanyahu’s reelection

By MARK TOOLEY, SPECTATOR— The reelection of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will certainly inflame the small but outspoken segment of American Protestantism that is anti-Israel. Mainline Protestant elites, undeterred by their empty pews, have been ideologically hostile to Israel for decades. More politically significant is the growing segment of Evangelical elites, many of them shifting…