November 18, 2005

ACTUALLY, THEY DISAGREE ABOUT THIS TOO:

Israel finds an ally in American evangelicals (PAUL NUSSBAUM, 11/17/05, Knight Ridder Newspapers)

This is the home of the Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, a conservative evangelical Christian organization dedicated to supporting the Jewish state. With $8.5 million a year raised largely from evangelical donors, it airs pro-Israel broadcasts on 700 radio stations, publishes Israel My Glory magazine for 200,000 readers in 151 countries, and takes hundreds of American evangelicals each year to tour Israel.

"Our Christian Zionism - and we readily endorse that term - grows out of God's promise in Genesis 12:1-3," executive director William Sutter said, flipping his Bible open to read the vow from God to Israel's patriarch Abraham: "'And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing. And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee.'

"We take this literally," Sutter said. "The land of promise is Israel, and the recipients of the promise are the Jewish people."

Conservative evangelical Christians, who disagree with liberal American Jews on almost everything else, have emerged as some of the staunchest supporters of Israel.


Liberal Jews are Zionist?

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 18, 2005 1:42 PM
Comments

don't tell me you expect accuracy from a newspaper ?! liberal jews in israel don't even support israel, much less their liberal brethren in the u.s.

Posted by: guttenberg at November 18, 2005 3:06 PM

Silly Rabbi, all Jews are Zionists.

Everybody knows that.

/sarcasm

Posted by: BrianOfAtlanta at November 18, 2005 3:07 PM

If American Jews would come to their senses and stop supporting Democrats, the left would totally collapse. Dare we hope?

Posted by: erp at November 18, 2005 3:24 PM
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