The Elder and I, happily enough, have agreed to an arrangement wherein I will write a regular and exclusive Sunday column for the popular and influential Elder of Ziyon blog and he certainly has my thanks.
I will also, you can be sure, promote JDU. Shirlee has created something pretty great and she did it primarily out of her own imagination and desire to communicate with the larger Jewish community, which is how we became friends.
In any case, the first piece is entitled, Presbyterian Aggression, and is concerned with “Zionism Unsettled,” a booklet written and published by the Presbyterian Church (USA), which blames the failure of Arab-Jewish relations in the Middle East on the Jews.
Here is a tid-bit:
As people who follow the ongoing Arab aggression against the Jews in the Middle East know, the Presbyterian Church (USA) recently published a booklet entitled “Zionism Unsettled” in which the American branch of that denomination condemns Israel and Zionism for the deterioration of relations between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East.
As the JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa) author of the piece writes:
“But instead of recognizing the reality of rampant, deep-seated anti-Semitism in the Middle East & North Africa, “Zionism Unsettled” places blame on the State of Israel and presents a revisionist history of the Mizrahi refugee experience. Among many unfounded claims, the blooklet states that Mizrahis “share a history of largely harmonious integration and acculturation in their host countries. Sadly, this model of coexistence was destabilized by the regional penetration of Zionism beginning in the late 19th century.”
It staggers the imagination to realize the degree of hatred, ignorance and moral stupidity required of the Presbyterian Church for them to publish such toxic rubbish under their official seal. Whatever their reasonings or excuses or justifications or apologetics, this little “booklet” is nothing less than a true kick in the head to the Jewish people.
Read the rest at the Elder of Ziyon and drop in there regularly because it is the foremost site devoted specifically to the Arab-Israel conflict from a pro-Israel perspective.
Also, needless to say, please drop in on Sundays.
I may have a word or two.