Anti-Israel Influence in American Chruches: A Background Report

By Judith Hershcopf Banki

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 1979

Ever since the very first discussions of a Jewish state, American Christians have been divided in their views on Middle Eastern affairs. This report describes the major sources of anti-Israel, pro-Arab sentiment within the organized Christian community in the U.S., the church institutions on which Arab sympathizers exert significant influence, the religious organizations which they have created or with which they are allied, and the ways in which they seek to win American public sympathy for their views through religious channels. In this evaluation, certain criteria have been used to distinguish between anti-Israel and voices that are merely supportive of the Palestinian refugees, and likewise, between voices that are explicitly anti-Israel and broader anti-Jewish legacies inherent in parts of the Christian tradition.

Topic: Arab-Israeli Relations, Anti-Zionism, Christianity, Communications/Marketing, Anti-Israel Sentiment, Israeli-Arab Relations, Marketing/Communications, Public Opinion, US-Israel Relations

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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