Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christians for Yesha As Viewed by the Christian Science Monitor

On the Christian Friends of Israeli Communities (CFOIC), on whose executive board I sit, or:

Why some Christians back Israeli settlers in the West Bank - US Evangelicals' support for Jewish settlement of the West Bank has grown in the last decade or so, giving Israel greater traction in Washington.

...Kim Troup, director of the North American office for Christian Friends of Israeli Communities (CFOIC) Heartland, argues that God keeps his promises: both that Jesus is the Messiah and that Abraham's descendents – the Jews – would inherit this land forever.  "Either God is true, and His word is true, or it's not," she says.

CFOIC Heartland was founded in the wake of the 1993 Oslo Accords...With so many biblical sites located in the West Bank, many Christians and Jews see it as a biblical heartland that is irrevocably tied to the Jewish people. Some Jews say as many as 80 percent of the events recorded in the Hebrew Scriptures took place there ['say'? can't the reporter check facts?].

Ms. Troup says her group's efforts, which include bringing Christians to meet settlers in the West Bank, are to show gratitude for all the Jewish nation has done for the world and also are a way to make up for centuries of anti-Semitism. Her group also says that God is working through the Jewish people to fulfill a promise that they will be a "light unto the nations."

"God is doing something in Israel today, and God's not done," she says...

Related material here and a picture collection including this taken at Shiloh junction:-


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