|Why I Call on All Christians to Denounce Anti-Semitism in the Strongest Possible Terms in 2020|
(Reuters)I am outraged at the recent anti-Semitic attacks in New York—one a day for the past week. The worst, of course, was a machete attack at a Hanukkah party in Monsey on Saturday injuring five people.
Public officials and Jewish leaders have decried the attacks, but I believe the Christian community must also speak up. We cannot tolerate anti-Semitism becoming the new norm. Charisma condemns anti-Semitism in all its forms, not only in the United States but around the world.
Charisma and I have long supported Israel and tried to build bridges with the Jewish community. Because of that, we have even more motivation to let our voices be heard—we stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters and condemn anti-Semitism. We also believe the perpetrators must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Sadly, a New York law allowed the perpetrators of some of the less violent attacks (hitting a woman with a bag and another hitting an elderly Hasidic Jew) to be released without bail. That makes their arrests a mere slap on the wrist.
Politicians on the left were quick to blame the attacks on Donald Trump (as they seem to do for anything bad that happens). However, the president is a strong supporter of Israel and went out of his way to show support for Jews with the massacres in Pittsburgh and San Diego in the past year. He has also been supportive of his daughter Ivanka, who converted to Judaism.
The left puts forward the narrative that anti-Semitism is a right-wing or white-supremacist phenomenon. While it is in some instances, the perpetrators in New York this week were not white. And anti-Semitism takes many forms besides violence—the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (advanced by many of the elites on the left) is anti-Semitism at its worst. It is designed to help destroy Israel by hurting it economically.
In a totally separate event, a gunman killed two people at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, on Sunday. Thankfully, the church’s head of security, Jack Wilson, killed the gunman in six seconds, but not before the gunman killed two other armed security volunteers who were attempting … read more
Why All Christians Must Condemn Ant-Semitism, and Now 16 Minutes – January 1st, 2020Charisma has long supported Israel and tried to build bridges with the Jewish community. That’s why we are outraged at the latest anti-Semitic attacks in the New York City area, and we’re calling on all Christians to support the Jewish Community and denounce these acts of terrorism. Listen Now
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