Christian Issues

The Episcopal Church’s Anti-Israel Media Campaign

The Episcopal Church's leaders and constitutive bodies routinely issue one-sided anti- Israel statements, and church publications portray Israel as exclusively responsible for violence in the region. The church has also provided substantial support for anti-Israel activists in both the U.S. and the Middle East. Its so-called peace activism amounts to an ad hoc anti-Israel media campaign that serves to delegitimize Israel's rightful place amongst the nations of the world.

Arab Christian Groups Villify Israel

Palestinian Christian leaders are offering a distorted narrative of the recent round of fighting between Israel and its adversaries, Hamas and Hezbollah, demonstrating once again their propensity to denigrate the Jewish homeland to Western audiences.

Mainline Christian Churches Respond to Hamas and Hezbollah Aggression

Mainline Christian churches and their umbrella organizations have routinely characterized the Arab-Israeli conflict as a consequence of Israeli intransigence and have ignored Arab refusal to accept the existence of a Jewish State in the Middle East. This trend persists in the face of recent attacks by Hamas and Hezbollah.

Presbyterian (PCUSA) Leaders Should Be Urged to Reject Divestment

From June 15 through June 22, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), a Protestant denomination with approximately 2.3 million members, will pass judgment on the defense policies of Israel as it defends itself from terror attacks from the Hamas-dominated Palestinian Authority. The leadership of the PCUSA should consider more than just the Palestinian perspective, to acknowledge the 58-year history of Arab rejectionism toward the State of Israel, and to vote to rescind the unfair and counterproductive selective divestment initiative begun in 2004.

Christian Century Magazine Allows Wall Error

Columnist James Wall of Christian Century magazine claimed that Israel's security barrier "completely surrounds" Bethlehem. Although this is patently untrue—even according to PLO maps of the Israeli barrier—editors refuse to correct the error, simply because Wall, a regular critic of Israel, "stands by" his observation.

Hastings’ Mideast Expert Wrong on U.S. Aid

In a recent Op-Ed, George Bisharat, a professor at UC Hastings College of the Law, vastly overstated U.S. aid to Israel and entirely misrepresented Arab and Jewish demographics in Jerusalem.