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The anti-Israel boycott campaign: a study in failure
Shahid Alam, writing this week in a Cairo magazine, Al-Ahram, declared that "slowly but steadily, the Western people are throwing their support behind the campaign to divest from, boycott and impose sanctions on Israel." It certainly seems that way. I've read often, over many years, about students demanding that their universities sell whatever stocks they own in Israeli companies and in corporations supporting the defence of Israel. I've read, too, about boycotts of Israeli products and attempts to get churches and corporations to sell Israel-connected stocks.
In Canada, a union proposed that Israeli professors not be allowed to lecture here. And of course, everyone knows that Elvis Costello recently deprived Israelis of the two performances he was scheduled to give in Israel, on grounds of "conscience."
Given the publicity BDS has received, the program should be on the way to success. And...
Neil wrote: If so, this is only a problem for those who think churches are made of bricks & mortar.
I dont think any born again person ever thinks a church "is" bricks and mortar. But its not and sin to build a house to worship in it.Is IT ? When we allow jews to build buildings anywhere in the world when they want.They dont have to get around "it". The danger of some christian going over to a mixture which is what Peter was upbraided for moving the church to semi Judaism in Galatians by Paul.There is no diference between Jew or Greek all under sin . All need Christ and no other. No more showdows - The True. Not all Israel is Israel. God Bless the Israel of God.Both Jew and Gentil. The Church - whom Christ died for. Thank God not all jews are rejected for there rejection - a remnant "shall" be called. GOD SO LOVED THE "WORLD" not just you Nicodemus your blood.God Call both Jew and Gentile praise Almighty God that even me a rejector of law has found Grace in the person of Christ Jesus.
Cezar, do you actually read what you post links to? The 1st discusses Jewish marriage & interfaith marriages, not the legal status of Gentile marriages in Israel (unsurprising, since the site is called Judaism 101, not "Israel 101"). And your 2nd doesn't refute what I said. BTW, videos can be staged, so why should I trust these more than Wikipedia, which at least has references?
I never denied that Christians are persecuted there, but it doesn't mean they can't work around problems, esp. if they heed Scripture. It certainly didn't stop the 1st Century church.
'If you're not a 'Jew' in Israel your marriage is not legally recognized.'
This contradicts the first paragraph in Marriage in Israel, though I admit that only sacramental churches "count" here. But perhaps Wikipedia is unreliable, as some think, so I would be happy to see a more reliable source.
"Christians can't build churches in Israel."
If so, this is only a problem for those who think churches are made of bricks & mortar.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Margie, I'm not sure what you are arguing for?
Mrs Thatcher is prepared to go along with most parts of the package. but not with the sanctions. She is opposed to economic sanctions in any form, and even to the threat of sanctions, because she believes that they would not work ...
Margie, I'm not sure what you are arguing for? But of course sanctions against Israel is nothing more than Antisemitism in politically correct clothing. As the former mayor of New Work City has put it in, Tide of Anti-Semitism Follows Flotilla Incident.