Christian organisations side with radical Islam in conflict over Temple Mount!!!
Brussels – Christian organisations, from the Vatican to the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva, have sided with radical Islam rather than with Israel in the recent conflict over the Temple Mount. The conflict erupted at the beginning of July when the Israeli government decided to install metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount, one of the world´s most contested holy sites, after two Israeli soldiers had been killed by Palestinian terrorists.
In several press releases and statements, the Geneva based WCC accused Israel of inciting the conflict, indirectly supporting the claims of radical Islam over those of the Jewish state.
WCC has a long track record of working against the State of Israel. It has been widely seen as one of the main instigators behind the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and has often joined forces with Islamist groups in the on-going diplomatic war against Israel. Through its activities WCC has managed to give modern anti-Semitism a Christian face.
Earlier this summer WCC published an open letter from its member organisations in Israel and the Palestinian territories, which blamed the current Israeli-Arab conflict on the Balfour Declaration of 1917 (!) and by doing so rejected any rights for the Jewish people to self-determination in their historical homeland. The letter advocates for more BDS activities to isolate Israel, similar to the tactics against South Africa in the era of Apartheid. In their letter, Israel is called both a “racist” and an “apartheid” state.
This was all pointed out in a press release which we released on July 24th and which was later picked up by the Jerusalem Post and other international media outlets. When Israel is attacked by senior representatives of the worldwide Christian church, we, as Christian believers in ECI, have a responsibility to voice our own opinion.
The political intervention of WCC in the recent conflict around the Temple Mount is in stark contrast to its lack of interest in the fate of Christian communities elsewhere in the Middle East and their silence as UNESCO issued several new resolutions rejecting any Christian or Jewish history in the Holy Land.
The events of the last few weeks have made it perfectly clear that we need to form a credible line of defence, as long as such Christian organisations continue to make false accusations against the Jewish state.