A New York Times Artcile discribes the weird situation where Evangalical Christians and American Jews support Israel for two different reasons.
"This is a grim comedy of mutual condescension," says a Jewish scholar. "The evangelical Christians condescend to the Jews by offering their support before they convert or kill them. And the conservative Jews condescend to Christians by accepting their support while believing that their eschatology is nonsense. This is a fine example of the political exploitation of religion."
By Maureen Dowd, Washinton, New York Times, October 6, 2002
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September 27, 20023459 readsAn Editorial at the Jerusalem Post describes the roots and the evolution of the support Israel is getting from Evangalical Christians.
"Bible-believing Christians throughout the US hold firm views regarding the State of Israel's role in the divine plan for history and, more than ever before, they have begun to put their money, and their political clout, to work on its behalf."
Jerusalem Post, Sep 24, 2002
September 23, 20026630 readsDr. James Dobson sends a reply to Dr. Bishara Awad's letter to Dobson that was published first by 'Come and See' and published in Christianity Today and other magazines.
"I was especially troubled by your characterization of me as "an instrument of hate and division." Founder and President of "Focus on the Family" argues with Dr. Awad over the "controversial figure of Dr. Hanan Ashrawi who is on the payroll of the father of modern-day terrorism" and quoting articles from Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (!!)
Christianity Today Weblog, Sep. 23, 2002
September 08, 20025298 readsDr. Bishara Awad, President of Bethlehem Bible Collge writes to Dr. Dobson: "You as my hero, have fallen and had become a part of the hate propaganda and deceitful ways of the enemy of righteousness".
I promise to pray for you and for America. I pray to God that 911 would not become a tool to spread hate, war and destruction, but a tool where the love of God can be spread among all peoples
Bishara Awad, Special For Come and See, Sep 8, 2002
July 17, 20023880 readsAn Israeli Columnist writes in Israel's Elite Newspaper about the activity of the Evangcalical Christians in support of Israel.
"There are increased expressions of gratitude from Jewish organizational leaders in North America. But, if truth be told, they are also to some extent embarrassed by the support"
By Eliahu Salpeter, Haaretz, July 17, 2002
April 29, 20023366 readsHoward Bass is one of the Messianic leaders who signed the letter of appeal and the newspaper announcement of support for Israel.
He writes a letter to his brothers and sisters, leaders of Palestinian Christian Churches who were hurt by the letter:
"I want to express my deepest sorrow and regret for the unnecessary hurt"
Howard Bass, Special for Come and See, April 29, 2002
April 25, 20023653 readsA Christian Arab American writes about some "televangalists", that instead of preaching peace and reconciliation, as they must, they continue to promote hate and division among the two cousins and descendent of Abraham.
Ousama Kawar, Echo of Christ Open Forum, April 25, 2002
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April 05, 20023385 readsSaed Awad, a Christian Palestinian and President of "Echo of Christ Minsitries" writes his opinion about "Whose side would Jesus take in this struggle between Israel and Palestine?"
Saed Awwad, Special for Come and See, April 5, 2002