Leisurely scanning about some news aggregator website recently, I noticed the following ad graphic:
That’s good. Inter-faith comity is something we should all support. And this instance, in particular, being an irenic example. Because it’s obviously quite a concession for Jews to accept the assistance and support of Christians in securing a homeland for Jews. But sometimes compromise is necessary: you work for us; and we’ll let you.
At any rate, the organization has a website that readers are encouraged to visit. The left sidebar features brief bios on its founders and directors. You may be assured the following quotes are not contrived by this author.
Founder May Long
“I am a Zionist because Israel is my history, the land of my people. Israel continues to be the safe haven for persecuted Jews forced to flee anti-Semitism worldwide. Israel is freedom, a light unto the nations. Stand with me to fight for Israel’s security and survival.”
That sounds disturbingly nationalistic, with a thick lacquer of supremacy. A light among the nations?
Rev. Fumio Taku
“As a Christian, my faith rests on the God of Israel and His holy scriptures, which clearly state that the Land and people of Israel are inseparable. It is my joy to stand with our Jewish neighbors in support of Israel and of our Judeo-Christian values.”
Blood and soil huh?
“As a child survivor of the Holocaust my life has been profoundly defined by the persecution of the Jewish people. The rebirth of the Jewish State of Israel as an idealistic democratic country, and as a haven for Jews compels my support. With enthusiasm, I joined CJUI in the fight to preserve Judeo-Christian democratic values because the defense of these values is the defense of Israel.”
Finally, some Judeo-Christian values. Ms. Lustig keeps her New Testament always close at hand.
Zionism is the marrow of my bones, the blood of life that pulses through my veins.”
Wow. Just wow. It doesn’t take an Einstein to understand what she’s saying.
So obviously this organization is one committed to advancing the interests of both Christians and Jews mutually. We could see that from all of the testimonials about protecting Christian heritage and their traditional lands. So one can understand the appeal. Quite like if Bob and Steve established the “Institute for Getting Steve Filthy Rich.” It wouldn’t take much cajoling to get Bob on board.
Though I was curious as to the extent of this alliance. And so ran a few searches that will simply be pasted below without comment.
No results found for “Christians and jews united for Sweden”.
No results found for “Christians and jews united for Italy”.
No results found for “Christians and jews united for Portugal”.
No results found for “Christians and jews united for Austria”.
No results found for “Christians and jews united for Lichtenstein”.
No results found for “Christians and jews united for Rhode Island”.
No results found for “Christians and jews united for Tucson”.
No results found for “Christians and jews united for Neptune”.