The main challenge to Churches for Middle East Peace and other Christian peacemakers is this: Can Christian peacemakers work in good conscience to achieve the rights of self-determination of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza when their leaders have refused to acknowledge the same right of Jews living in Israel?
If Dr. Jerry Pillay is chosen as the World Council of Churches' next General Secretary, it is reasonable to assume that the organization will continue to use anti-Zionism as a unifying agenda, just as many Arab and Muslim leaders have done in the Middle East.
By restarting dialogue with IJCIC, the WCC was able to tell the world that despite some difficulties, it was still able to maintain decent relations with Jewish leaders. It didn’t last long.
Elle has tried to distance itself from a list it published, promoting BDS activist Linda Sarsour.
Eli Valley and Norman Finkelstein appeared on campus the same week. Shortly afterwards, students created a memorial for Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists.
A Wicked Local editorial falsely claims the Trump administration's anti-Islamic sentiment and support for Israel is the reason the United States Department of Education warned Duke University's Middle East Program that it was in danger of losing federal funding.
The Washington Post is unwilling to provide readers with the facts about the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. Worse still, the paper takes claims by BDS supporters like Omar Shakir and his employer, Human Rights Watch, at face value.
Mennonite peace activists use Mennonite pacifism to critique the behavior of Israelis Jews, but not Arabs and Muslims who seek Israel’s destruction. Similar behavior can be seen from other Christian “peacemaking” activists who regularly vilify Israel while remaining silent about the misdeeds of its adversaries.
An attempt by radical educators to inject anti-Israel propaganda into California's public schools was derailed by the Jewish community's strong response. In Newton, Massachusetts, a divided Jewish community has had less success in its schools.
Rolling Stone continues its recent, unfortunate trend of promoting BDS goals in its coverage of the Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Demi Lovato’s trip to Israel