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  • Jesus, the Jew

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    August 7, 2013 | 10:03 am

    Reza Aslan, an author and scholar of religion, has established himself as a familiar face and voice on American television, the go-to guy for commentary on the Islamic world, and he embodies all the right stuff: youthful good looks, depth of knowledge and the kind of media savvy...

  • Christians honor Israel

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 1, 2013 | 12:36 pm

    Hundreds gathered in Beverly Hills on April 28 to hear from John Hagee, the Evangelical pastor who founded Christians United for Israel (CUFI), at the organization’s second annual Night to Honor Israel in Los Angeles. 

    Speaking to a mostly Christian audience, some of whom had...

  • ADL slams Western Wall replica as part of anti-abortion center

    July 19, 2012 | 2:19 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) described a plan by Evangelical pastors in Kansas to build a replica of the Western Wall as part of an anti-abortion shrine as “an outrageous affront to the Jewish people.”

    The International Pro-Life Memorial & National Life Center is being...

  • In Christian version of AIPAC, CUFI draws 5,600 to Washington for pro-Israel lobbying

    July 17, 2012 | 10:46 am

    Seven years on, many Jews still have lingering questions about the addition to the pro-Israel lobbying scene of Christians United for Israel, the project of evangelical leader Rev. John Hagee.

    Hagee believes he has a biblical mandate to press on and is undeterred.

    “As Isaiah...

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  • Western Wall replica to be part of anti-abortion center

    July 17, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Evangelical pastors in Kansas are planning to build a replica of the Western Wall as part of an anti-abortion shrine.

    The International Pro-Life Memorial and National Life Center is being planned by anti-abortion activists in Wichita, which is known for its anti-abortion activism.

    ...
  • Visit to Israel gives Romney chance to shore up foreign policy, evangelical cred

    July 3, 2012 | 4:12 pm

    Mitt Romney’s announced trip to Israel, at the height of his campaign to wrest the presidency from Barack Obama, could be a twofer, drawing closer two critical constituencies: evangelicals and foreign policy hawks.

    A Romney campaign official confirmed to JTA a New York Times story...

  • Opinion: Don’t be fooled!

    November 17, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    Evangelical missionary David Herzog stooped to a new low deceiving the Jewish community with ads that intentionally avoided any mention of their Evangelical Christian agenda.

    The half-page ads ran for several weeks in The Jewish Journal. They promoted a Beverly Hills event offering...

  • Evangelical Protestants sympathize with Israel, survey finds

    June 23, 2011 | 11:37 am

    Evangelical Protestant leaders from around the world said they sympathize more with Israel than with the Palestinians, although a small majority said they sympathize with both sides equally, a survey found.

    Thirty-four percent of respondents in a new Pew Research Center global...

  • VIDEO: Palin Pastor: ‘Israelites’ run the economy

    October 1, 2008 | 9:54 pm



    Yes, he says 'Israelites'! (MSNBC)


    A pastor who blessed Sarah Palin's run for Alaska governor said Christians should emulate "Israelites" and run the economy.

    The 2005 video of South African Pastor Thomas Muthee laying hands on Palin, the Republican vice-presidential pick, surfaced...

  • Report: Respect for religious freedom down in Israel; Grandfather, mother charged in girl's murder

    September 24, 2008 | 11:38 pm

    Report: Respect for Religious Freedom Fell in Israel

    Respect for religious freedom in Israel has declined, according to a new U.S. State Department report.

    An increase in "societal abuses and discrimination" against "some evangelical Christian groups as well as Messianic Jews" has...

  • John McCain is in big trouble

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    September 21, 2008 | 4:22 pm

    Even from Paris, I can tell that John McCain is in big trouble. 

    As the Wall Street crisis hit like a tidal wave, Obama’s support has jumped.  Meanwhile, Sarah Palin’s support has dropped like a stone.  The ABC talking heads tore McCain apart this morning.  (I can pick this up...

  • There's too much religion in presidential campaign, says ADL's Foxman

    September 9, 2008 | 1:46 am

    NEW YORK (JTA)—The political campaign season is now in high gear as the curtain falls on the Democrats in Denver and the Republicans in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

    While much of the media’s focus has been on handicapping the candidates and their chances in November, we would like to...

  • The Great Awakening

    By Rob Eshman

    August 14, 2008 | 12:53 am

    The Rev. Rick Warren of Saddleback Church will hold back-to-back public conversations this Saturday, Aug. 16, with the two presumptive presidential candidates, Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain. The conversations, on the topic of "Compassion and Leadership," will be broadcast...
  • Messianic truth in advertising

    June 26, 2008 | 11:31 am

    The growth of the Jews for Jesus and messianic movements in Israel, especially during Israel's 60th anniversary, is unprecedented and an outcome of unrestrained relationships with fundamentalist Christians.

    There are more than 15,000 messianic Jews residing in Israel and more than...

  • A Jew,  a Catholic and a film crew walk into a born-again summer camp

    By Jean Oppenheimer

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    What are a secular Jew and a lapsed Catholic doing making a film about born-again Christians?

    "We were interested in exploring children and faith," explained Rachel Grady, co-director of "Jesus Camp," a documentary about a summer program at which evangelical children are taught to...
  • Holy Moly! Robertson Apologizes

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The Rev. Pat Robertson has long preached as though God is on his side -- including when he recently cast the stroke suffered by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as God's punishment for "dividing" the Holy Land by pulling Israel out of Gaza.

    But last week, Robertson apparently...

  • Battle Lines Emerge on Marking Holiday

    By Matthew E. Berger

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The sound of angry Christians railing against the marginalization of Christmas has become the new tune of this holiday season.

    Across the country, from department stores to town halls, battle lines have been drawn over how to mark the winter holidays.

    Led by evangelical groups,...

  • Interfaith Dialogue Can Bring Change

    By Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "Teshuvah," turning, repentance, reconciliation, is a gift given to all people. People change, institutions change, policies change.

    Consider the largely unreported and unheralded change in the Presbyterian Church (USA). By a vote of 431 to 62 in July 2004, the church voted to begin...

  • Not Another Teen Movie

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Seventy-four percent of all evangelicals feel the mass media are hostile to their moral and spiritual values. -- Religion and Ethics Newsweekly/U.S. News and World Report Poll, April 2004.

    With its satiric take on the zeal of the Christian youth movement, and more broadly, religious...

  • Evangelical Media Gather Around Israel

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "FIree soup's on us!" That was the invitation David Suissa's Los Angeles-based charity Meals 4 Israel extended to all 5,000 participants of the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Charlotte, N.C. last month -- and it was pastors and ministers who made...

  • Jerusalem Mayor’s Visit Sparks Snub

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert will appear in San Diego Oct. 15, but there will not be any official representatives from the Jewish community to welcome him at the $1,000-a-plate dinner.

    However, Olmert will not find an empty room. The mayor was invited by the Mission Valley Christian...