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Propaganda Against Israel
I reached the Jerusalem Connection Report through Jan Markel's Olive Tree Ministries.( http://www.olivetreeviews.org ) James Fletcher has an article titled, "Evangelical left Voices and Israel".
This is a must read, IMO, for all Christians.
PARTIAL QUOTES: "The rise of young leaders in the church who identify (more or less) as evangelicals, and who seem to have a bone to pick with Israel".
As just one example, Margaret Feinberg. It is important to understand that this generation will do everything in its power to separate itself from the fundie meanies of the previous generation. This move away from traditional church began in earnest with writers like Philip Yancey.
Feinberg (whose books appear in LifeWay Stores, along with Iranian-apologist Hank Hanegraaff’s who declared on Twitter that much of what we hear in the negative about Iran is simply not true,) wrote a piece for the Catalyst website in which she cleverly used what I’d call “Jesus language” to convey two ideas: Jesus is the Good Shepherd, and, Israel abuses the Palestinians.
This last point has become a rallying cause for the New Evangelicals. For decades, the Palestinian leadership—aware that head-to-head battles with the Israelis don’t end well for them—have cultivated relationships with American religious leaders.
An aside: as with most of the New Evangelical charges against Israel, there is seemingly no documentation for the Feinberg story. It is akin to the stories of Palestinians who watch in horror as Jews inhabit their ancestral homes; inevitably, the title deed and actual key to the property is “somewhere in Turkey,” and so these unsubstantiated stories serve to portray the Jews in a most negative light.) Feinberg relies on the details of this story from a Wheaton professor, Gary Burge,
For example, among the other organizations bringing in Feinberg to speak is Focus One, a mentoring project based in Rockford, Ill.. Other guest speakers include Shauna Norquist, daughter of WillowCreek co-founders Bill and Lynne Hybels. While Shauna Norquist doesn’t blog much about what the New Evangelicals call “Israel/Palestine,” her husband, Aaron, does. & Lynne Hybels is a leading light in advancing the Palestinian cause and mainstreaming the Palestinian Authority in American churches.
Gabe Lyons (founder of “Q” and also a frequent contributor to Catalyst) has endorsed Focus One. Lyons recently interviewed Palestinian Christian Sami Awad for Q; Awad is perhaps the point man for spreading the Palestinian narrative—with its smoothly slanted view of the Arab-Israeli conflict—throughout American churches.
If pro Israel advocates care about the generation that comes after them, they’d better get in the game and meet the challenges presented by the heirs to Yasser Arafat’s slick propaganda.END OF QUOTES
We know that God gave the Gentiles the chance of salvation to make the Jews jealous to bring more back to Him. How can we ignore so great a salvation?
I agree we need to learn more and begin to warn people of what is going on in our Church leaders and others they are associated with. God has very harsh words and warnings of ones that go against His chosen people. Such a small country with so much hate against it. We know where that comes from. Satan and his minions!.