Yes, Christian antisemitism is still with us, but it’s now in a morphed form that’s wrapped in the guise of ”legitimate criticism of Israeli policies. One of the culprits named in the piece is Mounib Younan, who’s long known to Tundra readers as one of the Lutheran Church’s biggest propagandists for the Palestinian Authority. He is one of the rare Arab bishops (a Lutheran) who speaks fluent Finnish, and is responsible for the indoctrination and aiding and abetting countless Lutheran EAPPI volunteers who flock from Finland to do pro-bono pro-Palestinian activism under the guise of ”aid work” in the PA administered areas.
NOTE: I couldn’t help noticing a portion of Seth Frantzman’s text in today’s JPost:
”In 1869 Scottish adventurer John MacGregor was navigating the upper reaches of the Jordan river. An excellent marksman and canoe enthusiast, he had come to see the biblical land. In his recollection The Rob Roy on the Jordan he describes an argument between his Arab attendants where one shouted, “Dogs, brutes, pigs, Jews!” MacGregor notes that “men in Palestine called their fellows ‘Jew,’ as the very lowest of all possible words of abuse.”
Anti-Jewish text will shame the Church of Scotland
Terra Incognita: This is not the time of the Crusades; no church has a right to tell the Jews where they may live.
A recently publicized document set to be debated by the Church of Scotland General Assembly on May 18 claims: “As long as Zionists think that Jewish people are serving God’s special purpose and that abuses by the state of Israel… don’t invalidate the Zionist project, they will believe themselves more entitled to the land than the Palestinian people.” The document goes further, attacking the Jewish people, their “disobedience,” and arguing that “the promise to Abraham about land is fulfilled through the impact of Jesus, not by restoration of land to the Jewish people.” It has been produced by the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland, with the cooperation and support of the World Mission Council, two of the five main councils of the Church, as such it has not yet been ratified by the full Church. NGO Monitor points out that the document may have been influenced by the Palestinian- Christian activist organization Sabeel, however an examination of the Church’s historical role in Israel reveals disturbing issues.
In 1869 Scottish adventurer John MacGregor was navigating the upper reaches of the Jordan river. An excellent marksman and canoe enthusiast, he had come to see the biblical land. In his recollection The Rob Roy on the Jordan he describes an argument between his Arab attendants where one shouted, “Dogs, brutes, pigs, Jews!” MacGregor notes that “men in Palestine called their fellows ‘Jew,’ as the very lowest of all possible words of abuse.”
He pondered the irony that “the Jews in this very land, their own, were once the choice people of the world.”
Later MacGregor came to Tiberias which he noted was “chiefly remarkable for the exceeding filthiness of its streets and especially in the Jews’ quarter. How any civilized European Jew can see his people degraded as they are in Tiberias and then come back to his gilded home in the west and leave his brethren to wallow… is beyond conception.”
The Scottish adventurer wondered how, despite “their patience, pluck, learning, science, art, military prowess” the Jews “never ask the world for what the world would give them for free, their own beloved Palestine.”