The Middle East is going to hell in a handbasket. Turkey and Syria are shelling each other, which might bring NATO into the clash. There is now a team of American military planners in Jordan in case Syria implodes and spills over into our ally there. The security situation has deteriorated overall, resulting in the deaths of an ambassador and four Americans in Libya, attacks on embassies throughout the Middle East, and Egypt now under control of the Muslim Brotherhood. So whose aid does a group of fifteen Christian church leaders want to cut off?
The religious leaders sent a letter to Congress members on Monday, calling for an investigation into possible violations by Israel of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Act and the U.S. Arms Export Control Act, which would make Israel ineligible for U.S. military aid.
“As Christian leaders in the United States, it is our moral responsibility to question the continuation of unconditional U.S. financial assistance to the government of Israel. Realizing a just and lasting peace will require this accountability, as continued U.S. military assistance to Israel — offered without conditions or accountability — will only serve to sustain the status quo and Israel’s military occupation of the Palestinian territories,” the letter, signed by leaders of the Lutheran, Methodist, UCC churches, and the National Council of Churches, said.
“We request, therefore, that Congress hold Israel accountable to these standards by making the disbursement of U.S. military assistance to Israel contingent on the Israeli government’s compliance with applicable U.S. laws and policies.”
Have they sent a letter to the U.S. about Egypt, Afghanistan, and Iraq attacking and murdering Christians? Nope. Because none of the above are “oppressing” the Palestinians.
How very Christian of the churches to show such utter disregard for their coreligionists at risk in the region. Why, it’s almost enough to make one think that the only reason they care about what Israel does is because Israelis are Jewish. Almost.
Two words for you, church leaders, and the first one starts with an F.