The Jewish people face a serious threat that has eluded the notice of all too many. Israel faces a serious blow and time to act is now.
As you will see when you click the brief video tutorials linked below, the Presbyterian Church (USA) is on the brink of adopting a position that favors the Palestinians in the Middle East conflict to the complete exclusion of the Israeli point of view. This includes accepting the Palestinian historical narrative that defines the creation of the State of Israel as a post-WWII concession and denies the Jewish people’s historic connection to the land of Israel.
The committee report making recommendations for PC(USA) is both biased and flawed. As the Presbyterian Church has 2.3 million adherents in the US and Puerto Rico, adopting the committee recommendations will have serious negative repercussions on US-Israel relations. Additionally, if PC(USA) adopts this position, they would be the first major Protestant church to do so, setting a dangerous precedent for other denominations.
We thank Rabbi Yitzchak Adlerstein and Reverend Bill Harter for their diligent efforts in preparing the brief video tutorials and fact sheet. We urge all local rabbis to review these materials and reach out to local Presbyterian clergy and lay leadership with the facts in an effort to prevent the PC(USA) from adopting these heinous proposals.
Click here for PC(USA) Proposal on Israel: Talking Points .
Rabbi Steven Weil
Chief Executive Officer