A Christian group calling itself the Disciples of Christ recently decided to jump on the Israel-bashing bandwagon:
The general assembly of the Disciples of Christ has adopted a resolution calling for Israel to dismantle its West Bank security barrier, passing the measure by a clear majority on Wednesday in a vote that was postponed by a day.
Although amended slightly before the vote, the resolution was nearly identical to the one adopted earlier this month by the closely related United Church of Christ.
Looks like Israel will have no choice but to act. They adopted a resolution!
The [Simon Wiesenthal C]enter had arranged for Tzippi Cohen, a survivor of the Cafe Hillel bombing in Jerusalem in 2003, to address the assembly before the vote, but the Disciples of Christ denied her that privilege in a late schedule change.
Which tells you all you need to know about the Disciples of Christ. God forbid they should allow someone who actually survived a terrorist attack to clue them in as to the reasons for constructing a wall designed to keep terrorists out.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned the Vatican envoy to Israel on Monday and complained that Benedict “deliberately” didn’t mention a July 12 suicide bombing in Netanya while referring to recent terror strikes in Egypt, Britain, Turkey and Iraq.
“It’s not always possible to immediately follow every attack against Israel with a public statement of condemnation,” a statement from the Vatican press office said Thursday night, “and (that is) for various reasons, among them the fact that the attacks against Israel sometimes were followed by immediate Israeli reactions not always compatible with the rules of international law.”
“It would thus be impossible to condemn the first (the terror strikes) and let the second (Israeli retaliation) pass in silence,” said the statement, which had an unusually blistering tone for the Holy See.
There’s your cycle of violence: terrorists murder Israeli citizens, Israel retaliates against terrorist targets, and the International Community condemns Israel’s actions as going against international law.