Disciples latest to critique Israeli tactics

A resolution against the security barrier
Despite lobbying pleas from a noted Jewish organization, delegates to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Assembly have passed a resolution calling on Israel to stop construction of a security barrier intended to stop suicide bombers.

The statement, adopted July 27 in Portland, Oregon, urged Israel to “cease the project to construct the barrier, tear down the segments that have already been constructed, and make reparations to those who have lost property.”

“The resolution is an abomination,” said Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an educational foundation that runs the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. “It demands that Israel take action that would put millions of its citizens in immediate harm’s way,” said the rabbi, who, with foundation associates, passed out flyers at the assembly.


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