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Church leaders urge members of Congress to reconsider US aid to Israel

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(Worthy News) - Leaders of several major US Christian denominations — including Protestants, Presbyterians, Baptists, Lutherans and Methodists — have asked members of Congress to reconsider US aid to Israel in light of “widespread Israeli human rights violations.”

In a letter dated October 5, the signatories say “unconditional US military assistance” to Israel is a factor in “deteriorating conditions in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories” that threaten the “realization of a just peace.”

The Church leaders missive asks for “an immediate investigation into possible violations by Israel of the US Foreign Assistance Act and the US Arms Export Control Act, which respectively prohibit assistance to any country which engages in a consistent pattern of human rights violations and limit the use of US weapons to ‘internal security’ or ‘legitimate self-defense.'” [ Read More -- Source ]

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3 thoughts on “Church leaders urge members of Congress to reconsider US aid to Israel

  1. This does not say who wrote this article or who these so called high ranked Christian leaders are. It looks to me like some one's excuse to show this Israel hate as mainstream, which it is not.

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