Posted: May 1, 2012 by Ty in Spirituality

Israel is a conundrum, in which both sides have equally to make amends for…yet we seem to forget that the Palestinians were informed in 1948 that they had just lost their land and Israel was now here…and the list of horrors on both sides goes on and on…much like Northern Ireland once was/is and South Africa. The church is meant to be a prophetic voice for justice in the world, so are we ignoring the prophet or is the prophet off point?

National Post | Life

The United Church of Canada has been hijacked by a small group of anti-Israel activists who have become obsessed with doing harm to the Jewish state and in the process have blackened the church’s reputation, a prominent Jewish leader charged Tuesday.

“Israel has become an obsession for a small vocal group,” said Shimon Fogel, CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs. “I think frankly it betrays the sensibilities of the vast majority of ordinary members of the United Church.”

The comment came in response to the release Tuesday of a United Church report on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that calls for a boycott of Israeli goods produced in what the authors call illegal Israeli settlements, including East Jerusalem.

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The report will be voted on at the church’s general council meeting in August.

This is the fourth proposal concerning sanctions against Israel in the past six years.

In 2006…

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