Friday, March 25, 2005

Interfering with the Peace Process

Common Dreams has posted a story about Christian Zionists and Jewish extremists making preparations to stand in the way of peace in the middle east.

I must confess that I am disturbed by Christians who insist on giving more weight to some obscure and fanciful interpretations of end-times prophecies than to the clear and direct teachings of Jesus' sermon on the mount.

Israeli's are also troubled by U.S. extremists meddling in their affairs. Gershom Gorenberg, the associate editor of The Jerusalem Report and the author of "The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount," is quoted as saying,
"U.S. Jewish radical right groups have a very bad image here (in Israel) -- a combination of resentment of the radical right with a generalised dislike of people who don't live here, don't serve in the military, don't take the risks, then try to force Israel to take their positions."

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