The Wayfarer's Creed

Can you explain it?

Posted on: 14 April 2008

So, I just finished reading a book about a man named Zvi Weichert.  Zvi was a Jew of Polish origin, who managed to escape to the Levant where he participated in the establishment of Eretz Yisrael.  This is all good, but what’s the deal with nicely forgetting that the Jews hadn’t lived in this region for centuries, and that there were others that had.  And then to top it off, the people who just wanted to remain in their homes are labeled terrorists?  This book was published by the Christian Zionist organization, the Friends of Israel.  So can someone explain to me what the problem is with these people.

Now don’t get me wrong. The Jews have had a rough history, and I find nothing wrong with the fact that they want to have their own place, where they have no problem with being Jews.  But for being a persecuted people, they have pretty quickly forgotten what its like and have now embraced the role of oppressor.  I just wish that right wing Christians would realize this and stop ignoring it.  And I wish they would realized that the Palestinian people have just as much right to the land as the Israelis.

A few weeks ago in church, Kathy a member of CPT was asking for our prayers with one of Israel’s recent atrocities.  That day the plan was to evict the children from a West Bank orphanage and demolish it.  This was all these children had, and they had nowhere to go.  How can anybody stand this nonsense?  How can the Christian church stand by and let the Chosen People commit these atrocities.  Fortunately, the eviction has not happened, but the thought that it could even be considered is an outrage to my sensibilities, and I hope to yours.


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