Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Israel Gets Froggy With Christians. Again.

The State of Israel is not the cleanest little place on Earth.

...The Council of Jerusalem Churches has achieved a new victory against the Israeli government, with an “unprecedented number of US churches condemn[ing] Israeli attempts to confiscate church lands,” a Council statement – a copy of which was sent to MEMO – said on Friday.
The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, who heads the Council of Jerusalem Churches has toured the USA and EU countries to lobby against an Israeli law – known as the “Properties Bill” – which was recently advanced in the Knesset to target church property.
Following the tour, a group of US churches sent a letter to the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemning the Israeli move, the statement said. The US churches wrote in their letter: “The extent to which the Jerusalem Patriarchs and Heads of Churches consider this legislation to be an existential threat cannot be overstated”....
 This is not new; Israel has been yanking the chains of Catholic and Orthodox faithful for years.  It's no small irony that Israel talks up its alleged 'freedom' for all in its borders while bullying Christians regularly.

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