Another revered institution drops its “Christian” association in favor of a left-wing “Platform.”
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Not only does this document not say one word about Israel’s right to exist, even with its original borders, it implicitly denies it, claiming:
“The Palestinian people have faced oppression, displacement, suffering and clear apartheid for more than six decades” – i.e. since the founding of Israel in 1948 — “The suffering continues while the international community looks on at the occupying State, Israel.”
The report goes on to claim: “The document also demands that all people, political leaders and decision-makers put pressure on Israel and take all legal measures in order to oblige its government to end its oppression and disregard for international law. The document also holds a clear position that non-violent resistance to this injustice in a right and duty for all Palestinians including Christians.” The logical end of this demand is that Israel has no right to any territory.
It continues; “It is hoped that by learning from Palestine voices we can develop a better understanding of the ways in which trapped Palestinian communities and individuals… living in enclosed enclaves in East Jerusalem are not only controlled, restricted and excluded, but also survive and resist traps.” It is not stated what these traps are, nor is there any suggestion that the Arab countries might take in the Palestinian refugees as Israel took in about a million Jewish refugees when it was formed and has taken more since.
There is in this not one word of condemnation, or even mention of, the violent and indiscriminate terrorist attacks which have been made on Israeli civilians by rockets and suicide bombers. The document makes no pretence of balance or even-handedness, or suggests that Israel has any right to exist behind secure boundaries, or at all. Admittedly I have not read all its literature, but in what I have read there is not a single word about Islamic oppression and intolerance.
Those who have supported the YWCA in the past in the belief that it is a non-political Christian organization might care to think again.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?