Jewish Journal


July 4, 2012

by Shmuel Rosner

July 4, 2012 | 3:06 am

American Christian supporters of Israel attending a rally in Jerusalem. (Photo: Reuters)


Religiously Targeting Israel

Mark Tooley of the Weekly Standard looks at the new efforts to enlist evangelicals and other religious Christians in the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel.

Increasingly, anti-Israel activists are targeting evangelicals, especially young people. Kairos USA organizer Gary Burge, who teaches at prestigious evangelical Wheaton College outside Chicago, helped produce “With God on Our Side,” a 2010 anti-Israel film faulting Christian Zionism in the U.S. for Palestinian suffering and still being widely shown.  Burge is the author of the 2010 book, Jesus and the Land: The New Testament Challenge to “Holy Land” Theology, which criticizes pro-Israel evangelicals.

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Put Allies at Odds

Writing in the Huffington Post, J Street head Jeremy Ben-Ami takes a strong stance against boycotts, divestment and sanctions targeting Israel.

Advocates for peace and two states are fighting an uphill and increasingly urgent battle. Just as the opportunity to achieve a two-state peace grows narrower, the debate over BDS is sapping the resources of those working for peace by creating new and deep divisions among those who should be allies working together for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.


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