Taking a moral stand with Israel- no strings attached

At this challenging time, Jewish Israel would like to express appreciation to all good people across the political and religious spectrum – Jew and Gentile alike - who are taking a moral stand with Israel.

It’s heartening to hear the many voices who respect individual and national borders; who can discern right from wrong; and who strive for a humane and civil society.

We ask those Jewish community leaders who choose to work with evangelical organizations to try and ensure that Christian friends express their support in a manner that respects the unique nature of Judaism. Gentile support for Israel need not be couched in terms of “covenantal” or “biblical” mandates, or tied to “Judeo-Christian” ideologies that would cause the Jewish people to cross forbidden lines and in turn exacerbate disunity among our Jewish brethren.

It’s a well-known precept that unity among the nation of Israel will bring unity and peace to the entire world.

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Comment by Jewish Israel on June 7, 2010 at 9:18pm
We appreciate your honesty, Mordechai Yaakov. Utlimately you may very well be correct.
But many Jewish leaders continue to partner with vocal, bible-thumping evangelicals at a time when the Jewish world - which is often divided- is starting to come together. So rather than rock the boat ( no pun intended under the circumstances), we're asking those Jewish leaders to
act responsibly and be sensitive to the language being used - so as not hinder the healing process taking place between varying Jewish sectors at this time. This is a moral issue and that's the common denominator between all good people. Gentiles taking a sincere stand with Israel over the Gaza flotilla episode should be able to do so without the new testament. If they can't, then the relationship should be called into question.
Comment by Mordechai Yaakov Allen on June 7, 2010 at 7:17pm
I’m really trying to be nice here, but this is extremely difficult. I’m not certain it is possible for Torah observant Jews to maintain ANY relationship with the evangelical organizations without “taking into our bosom” the forbidden taint associated with the terms “covenantal or biblical mandates”, or “Judeo-Christian ideologies”. We may be able to secure some measure of assurance that those words will not be used in mixed company, but the agenda behind such careful discourse is nonetheless the same: Biblical Judaism is dead and needs to go. The term “Judeo-Christian” is possibly the most debilitating oxymoron in the universe! This isn’t supposition or hype, I believed that nonsense for years, and I know what they think and what they want. It is my opinion that a truly united Israel cannot accommodate an evangelical agenda. Pardon me for being blunt, but after leaving behind all that I had, all that I knew, and all that I once was in exchange for all that I longed to become (a bargain at twice the price), it’s difficult to simply stand by and watch as members of my adopted family insist on fouling the nest.

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