(VIDEO) Britain's Fourth Largest Church Votes in Favor of Boycotting Israel

...while some Christians claim they are the greatest friends of Israel and the Jews, what about these guys?
(Totally Jewish) Britain's fourth largest church has voted in favour of a motion that questions the "definition of Israel as a Jewish state".

The motion, passed yesterday afternoon by 800 delegates at the Methodist Church Conference contained 11 resolutions, including a boycott of "Israeli goods produced in illegal settlements".

Jewish community leaders described it as "a very sad day for Jewish-Methodist relations" and heavily "anti-Zionist". Entitled "Justice For Palestine And Israel", the motion urges members to write to MPs, MEPs and Government ministers "to help those who are suffering as a result of the occupation".

The report also questions the historical link between "the Israel they (Jews) read about in their Bibles from the modern state of Israel". It states: "Does this covenant still operate in the contemporary world and, if so, how and by what means?" It also argues that "the Jewish state has profound implications for the rights of the 1.4 million members of the Arab minority".

Jeremy Newmark, chief executive of the Jewish Leadership Council, described the 54-page report as "totally unbalanced". He said: "The extreme anti-Zionist discourse used is normally the preserve of trade unions, not churches." He also expressed shock that the premise of Zionism as a movement was being examined by the Church's Faith and Order committee, which has previously questioned the dogma of the BNP.

A joint Board of Deputies and JLC statement said: "The Methodist Conference has swallowed hook, line and sinker a report full of basic historical inaccuracies, deliberate misrepresentations and distortions of Jewish theology and Israeli policy.

"The deeply flawed report is symptomatic of a biased process. The authors have abused the trust of ordinary members of the Methodist Church, who assumed that they were reading and voting on an impartial and comprehensive paper."

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