Christian Issues

      Christian Century Misreports Israel’s Response to Settler Violence While Downplaying Palestinian Attacks

      In an article about Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (above), Christian Century misleads its readers about violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, falsely declaring that Israeli officials have not responded publicly to these attacks. The same article omits numerous attacks on Israelis, falsely declaring that Israeli attacks on Palestinians are "unprovoked." Why is the magazine omitting this context from its reportage on conflict in the Holy Land?

      Updated: CAMERA Warns New Zealand Film Festival About Deceptive Zinshtein Documentary

      The New Zealand Film Festival (NZFF) is currently showing the dishonest film, "'Til Kingdom Come" produced by filmmakers Maya Zinshtein and Abraham (Abie) Troen. CAMERA has sent a letter NZFF asking that it warn its viewers about the problems with this film, which was marred by two doctored quotes and numerous other problems when it was first shown to viewers in late 2020.

      CAMERA Op-Ed: William Barber Distances Himself From Anti-Zionism at Lecture Honoring Elie Wiesel

      It appears Rev. Dr. Barber, II has concluded that Israel-bashing and Jew-baiting are losing strategies when it comes to garnering influence and prestige in American society. It might even be reasonable to hope that Barber has learned the lessons of the Women’s March in 2018 and the Black Lives Matter Movement which suffered irreparable damage to their credibility by becoming vehicles for Israel-bashing and Jew-baiting in American society.

      CAMERA Fellow Featured in ISGAP Book

      In an important essay, CAMERA's Shillman research fellow Dexter Van Zile writes that a mainline Protestant peacemaking journey “that began, in part, with an innocent ideological impulse to stand with the weak and powerless—and a not so innocent desire to use Israel as a proxy for the Christian right—brought mainline churches to a place where Israel, and Jews, could be vilified in good conscience, in the pursuit of peace and justice in the name of God."

      What Rabbis Need to Know About the United Church of Christ: A Primer

      With its mendacious and one-sided activism, the United Church of Christ has been a negative force for peace in the Middle East and on Jewish life in the United States. With is ongoing polemics against Israel, the UCC has brought wood to the fire of antisemitism.

      Lebanese Patriarch’s change of heart is a real miracle

      In 2014, Lebanon's Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rahi declared he would make common cause with Hezbollah to fight against Isis and spoke of Israel as an obstacle to peace and development in the Middle East. Seven years later, he has condemned Hezbollah for risking a war with Israel.