Dexter Van Zile

Christian Adversary Ignores Israeli Efforts to Combat COVID-19

In addition to omitting the role the Assad regime has played in aggravating the pandemic in Syria, Rev. Dr. Peter Makari ignored altogether the role that the Iranian government has played in ensuring the mass infection of the COVID-19 virus in its own citizens and its spread to other countries in the region.

Italian Bishop Condemns Antisemitic Painting

By condemning Gasparro’s lurid and pornographic painting in such an explicit manner, Bishop Spreafico removed the controversy out of the realm of Christian-Jewish relations and placed it where it belongs –into the realm of Christian doctrine. Gasparro is not speaking on behalf of the Catholic church, but merely revealing his personal bigotry toward Jews in a manner that violates the tenets of the Church.

Questions Lawmakers Should Ask CMEP Leader Mae Cannon

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?

World Council of Churches Considering BDS Supporter for Top Post

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.

With Fager’s Departure, A Less Hostile, But Still Problematic Segment from 60 Minutes

There were a few problems in this week’s 60 Minutes segment on the construction of Rawabi, a planned city in the West Bank by Palestinian-American businessman Bashar Masri. But overall, the sneering and aggressive tone the television news magazine historically directed at Israel under the leadership of now-disgraced executive producer Jeff Fager — and correspondent Bob Simon — seems to have greatly diminished.