Presbyterian Church Vote to Divest from Israel a Wicked Act – Editorial
(dailyalert.org, Jun. 26, 2014)
There are some 200 nations in the world. Many of them are very bad actors: dictatorships, terror states. And it is tiny, democratic Israel that is the focus of the world’s hostility. If Israel did not exist, the UN might not have much to do. Last year the General Assembly adopted 25 resolutions against particular countries – 21 were against Israel.
Anti-Israel boycotts perpetuate two myths. The first is that the Arab-Israeli conflict is Israel’s fault, instead of the fault of people who refuse to coexist. The second is that the Arabs’ lamentable condition is Israel’s fault, instead of the fault of people who refuse to reform, liberalize, or democratize.
One opponent of anti-Israel boycotts is PLO chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Maybe he could have a word with the Presbyterians? These boycotts undermine a country whose very existence is threatened every day. The Presbyterian Church (USA) has now joined a nasty and growing mob. (National Review)