Pro-justice for Palestinians = anti-Semitic?

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  1. Matt Black

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    This thread has arisen out of the closed thread in News/ Current Affairs, wherein it was claimed that, because the Anglican Church had withdrawn funding from certain Israeli charities which turned out to have links to companies participating in the illegal destruction of Palestinians' homes, that the Church was somehow being anti-Semitic. I fail to see the connection and would like someone to try to explain it to me. Perhaps they would also like to explain how the organisation Jews for Justice for Palestinians are anti-Semitic? They oppose Israeli policies that undermine the livelihoods, human, civil and political rights of the Palestinian people.

    What about Rabbis for Human Rights, are they anti-semitic, too? Amongst other things,Rabbis for Human Rights "works to prevent demolitions through education, lobbying, legal appeal, publicity, protest and, as a last resort, civil disobedience. RHR also protests the policy of home demolitions by helping to rebuild destroyed homes, and to ensure the rights of the cave dwellers in the hills north of Arad. With this project, RHR seeks to ensure equality under the law and to prevent the suffering, financial loss, and hatred that result from administrative home demolitions.

    There is also the Israeli Committee Against House Demolition.
     
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    You've opened up a can of worms here brother. Most American christians who are of the dispensational sort believe that any crime ccommited by the Israeli government is acceptable. In action they seem to believe that the Palestinians are less than human. I recently listened to a Pastor of a church(who was a coverted Jew) in Palestine tell of the horrible persecutions they suffer from the Israeli government.
    The good news is not everybody over there has lost thier humanity especially in the Jewish community.
     
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    Seems to me that in 1946 American orthodox rabbis did not support the creation of an independant nation.
     
  4. Matt Black

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    Brother James, would these dispensationalists therefore call the Jewish organisations I listed in the OP anti-Semitic? I mean, how can a Jew be anti-Semitic?!
     
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    Why would you post this ? Can you prove MOST Christians believe this ? Or are you just trying to make a certain group sound bad ? :rolleyes:
     
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    Sorry for the offense Bro. Curtis. None was intended.
     
  7. Brother James

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    The label is generally thrown at anyone who disagrees with Israeli government policy period.
    Just see what has happened to people in this country who have dared to expose AIPAC like Paul Findlay.
     
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    What has happened, in the past, was that Palestinians have recieved millions in foreign aid, for the people. But the money was kept, by Arafat, who lived like royalty off it, and blamed their problems on the Jews. The slums in the Palestinian areas are not Israel's fault. Bill Clinton proved that the PA is not willing to co-exist with Israel. The strikes at the Gaza strip are retaliatory. All the PA would have to do is recognize Israel. Problem solved.

    The people of Palestine deserve better, no doubt. Too bad their leaders won't let them have it.
     
  9. Matt Black

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    Pretty much agreed with you there. The tragedy is that the Palestinians rightly voted against Fatah in the recent elections and as a consequence ended up with Hamas. What a choice!
     
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    The P.A. is still recieving support from some countries. Do you think that money is going to hospitals, & schools ? Will they re-build the greenhouses left by the Israelis, that the people destroyed ? Or will they recruit more children to blow up schoolbuses & pizza parlours, build more bombs to try & tunnel into Israel ?
     
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    Hopefully they will do better. I hope the Israeli army quits shooting children in the head for throwing rocks as well. There are a lot of christians in Palestine who suffer from the Jews and the Muslims. They need our prayer and support. It must be a hard thing for them to live between two anti-christ systems bent on killing each other.
     
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    You do have credible links (other than PA propaganda sites) to back up this assertion?
     

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