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Blowback [Jewish groups and the Anglican Communion]
Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 6/27/2005 | Christopher Johnson

Posted on 06/27/2005 8:51:37 PM PDT by sionnsar

Not that he cares but Rowan Williams better not count on getting together with Jewish groups any time soon:

Jewish groups reacted angrily today against a motion passed by senior Anglicans urging all provinces around the world to reconsider their investments with Israel.

Rabbi Barry Marcus, the spokesman on Israel for Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, said: “Moves towards divestment represent a flawed and disastrous course.

“They will do nothing to advance the twin causes of security for Israel and statehood for the Palestinians.

“The report itself took a one-sided and subjective view of the situation, and did not reflect the present reality.”

Jon Benjamin, chief executive of the Board of British Deputies of British Jews, told The Guardian: “That Israel alone should be singled out for such treatment, particularly at a time when dialogue is beginning to prevail, shows an inequality in the treatment of the Jewish state which must raise concerns about the Church’s relationship with our community.

“Once again, the outrageous falsehoods levelled against Israel are used by the enemies of peaceful co-existence to undermine the genuine goodwill of those who want to see an end to conflict in the region.”

I fervently hope that British Jews actually refuse to meet with Dr. Williams or withdraw from any meetings already planned if only for a limited time.  They should not let my gracious lord of Canterbury talk them out of their anger or listen to the Anglican spin which will tell them that this resolution doesn't actually say what it obviously says.  Let the Jews inform the Anglican Communion in no uncertain terms that since the Anglicans have taken sides in the Middle East, the Jewish community no longer trusts them and that if interfaith relations with the Jews interest the Anglicans at all, it is up to the Anglicans to repair the damage.

TOPICS: Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: anglican; divestment; ecusa; israel

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