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Canadian Protestant Church Launches Settlement Boycott Campaign

By: JTA

Canada’s largest Protestant church launched a campaign to boycott goods made in Judea and Samaria.

The United Church of Canada campaign, dubbed “Unsettling Goods: Choose Peace in Palestine and Israel,” encourages “economic action” against three Israeli companies: Keter Plastic Ltd., SodaStream and Ahava, which all have factories in Judea and Samaria.

“With these efforts, we join with many others striving to bring peace with justice to the Holy Land,” the church’s moderator, Gary Paterson, wrote in a November letter to church members announcing the launch of the campaign.

Churchgoers are also urged to avoid retailers carrying the products, such as Canadian Tire, The Bay, Home Depot and Walmart.

The church effort is “nothing less than an assault on the Jewish people,” said a statement from the Toronto-based Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center.

“The echoes of the past history of Church-sanctioned anti-Semitism continue to grow stronger,” said Avi Benlolo, president of the center, who accused the church of giving “tacit support for the hatred and terror” against Israel.

Frank Dimant, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada, noted that SodaStream, which makes products to carbonate tap water, employs close to 1,000 Palestinians at its Ma’ale Adumim manufacturing facility alone.

“If individuals and groups, such as the United Church, who promote boycotts of Israeli products would only take the time to examine the facts, they would realize who they really are hurting,” he said.

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, which runs BUYcott Israel, an initiative to encourage Canadians to buy Israeli products, called the church initiative “an abysmal failure.”

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26 Responses to “Canadian Protestant Church Launches Settlement Boycott Campaign”

  1. They do not Know HaShem G-d forgibe them.

  2. I like this for one reason: When will Jews and Israel finally get it? Christians aren’t ‘good guys.’ Protestant, this church or that, or otherwise.

  3. Alan Kardon says:

    Nobody ever said these people where very bright. Ask them how many Palestinians they employ?

  4. Les Le Gear says:

    These christian hypocrites don't say a word about the innumerable arab and african atrocities that have been going on for decades, They're only concerned about Israeli (Jewish) issues with the so-called palestineans. Why? Cause many christians still harbor deep seated hatred of Jews, which have been inculcated by christian scripture and christian leaders for centuries.

  5. Dennis R. Laffer says:

    Guess certain members of the Protestant Church have not learned the lessons of the Holocaust. Funny how they remain silent at the anti-Semitism that spews out of the Palestine Authority, Syria and Iran. Funny how they ignore that the PA calls for the destruction of Israel and Jews and espouses genocide. Another grand example of selective morality. Funny how they ignore the persecution, imprisonment, torture, murder and expulsions of the Christian brethren. Such hypocrisy.

  6. Edward Lobel says:

    the people who run the United Church are anti-Semitic low forms of life!
    If they were really genuine in their beliefs they would also boycott everything from Palestine and boycott the retailers who carry products from them. By doing so they would show that the problem rests equally with both countries. Since they are only blaming Israel, they are proving that they are not in favor of Israel and they should be hit back very hard!

  7. Terry Beals says:

    Nothing but blindness from the great deceiver himself!

  8. It's called the Christian Martyr Syndrome–Give in to the ennemy and do your own people in.. Very Christian indeed– thank You.

  9. Larry Singleton says:

    Open Letter to the Canadian Protestant Church:

    Letter to The United Church of Canada 12-5-13

    Regarding: Canadian Protestant Church Launches Settlement Boycott Campaign
    http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/canadian-protestant-church-launches-settlement-boycott-campaign/2013/12/07/

    This is one of the most disgusting movements I've ever seen; taking sides with terroists and Jew-Haters against Israel. I guess you of that denomination which believes that Jews are opostates who are going to get it in the shorts in the “End Times”.

    Have you ever considered that the Antichrist isn't going to be a person or man so much as it will be an “ideology”?

    I'm sure you'll agree with me that most Pastors “don't do” Revelation. Most have read it. They may even study it. But you won't find many who go into it in any great depth. Indeed, where can you find a “Revelations study”? Personal experience tells me you can't.

    Read “Unsealed: A Closer Look at Revelation 6 And 'The four Horsemen of the Apocalypse'”. By ICA (Google it.)

    It's an interesting article. And to tell you the truth it was almost a revelation all by itself after having studied Islam these last few years.

    Do you have ANY idea what you're doing? Do you simply dismiss Israel as being a bunch of “sinners” hence your willingness to throw them to people who would want nothing better than to exterminate every Jew in Israel? Do you know who Haj Amin al-Husseini is? He was the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. He plotted with Hitler to do his own “Final Solution” in Palestine.

    Is this what Jesus would want? You DO know that Palestinians feel that Israel, let alone Jews, have no right to exist don't you? You have to know that much jumping on the BDS bandwagon. I guess you don't have a problem with the fact that Palestinians are fed Jew hatred, literally, with their mother's milk. I guess the mass murder of every man, woman and child in Israel doesn't disturb your conscience. I assuming you don't read Raymond Ibrahim who documents the daily atrocities inflicted on Christians and Jews. Or check out sites like Jihad Watch, Middle East Quarterly or MEMRI with an open mind. Would “Islamophobia” happen to be part of your vocabulary?

    And what happens when Palestinians get their own “homeland”?

    Here's something I throw out there in the blogosphere every once in a while:

    Martin Kramer:
    Gaza is a place with no Israeli settlements, from which Israel has totally withdrawn to the 1967 lines, and which nonetheless has become a Hamas terror state. That’s what happens in conditions of Gazafication. So when people say that in a two-state solution, Palestinians would have a "right of return" to the West Bank and not Israel, I do not find that particularly reassuring either. Any influx of Palestinians across the Jordan poses a problem for Israel, and it is naive to dismiss it. I would like to hear how, in a two-state scenario, Gazafication of the West Bank can be prevented. I haven't heard it yet.

    Neither have I.

    Read The Haj by Leon Uris. And ask these questions:

    What year did the nation of Palestine come into existance?
    What were its national borders and what year did it cease to exist?
    What currency did the nation of Palestine use and why is there no history of it?
    Name one leader to the “nation of Palestine” prior to Yasser Arafat.

    Have you read The Haj? Or “The Source” by Michener, who actually praised Mohammad?

    Have you EVER considered Every Single Palestinian response to Israel's offers of peace and concessions to Gaza? Have you? If there were one question I'd like for you to answer this would be it. What is your response to Gaza's doubling down on its terrorist activities and Jew Killing after they ceded all of Gaza to the Palestinians? Can you answer Martin Kramer's question? What would happen were Israel to give up its right to defend itself and cede the West Bank to the Palestinians? What would happen to Jordan? Are you an honest person?

    The History of the Middle East Conflict in 11 Minutes

    Why Israel is the Victim by David Horowitz (Front Page Mag.)
    http://frontpagemag.com/2013/david-horowitz/why-israel-is-the-victim/

    The war against the Jews by Efraim Karsh (MEF)
    http://www.meforum.org/3299/war-against-jews

    Delegitimizing the Jewish State by Bat Ye'or Middle East Quarterly
    http://www.meforum.org/2813/delegitimizing-the-jewish-state

    From Muhammad To Jesus (Robert Spencer interview with Kamal Saleem ex-terrorist) Must See Video
    youtube.com/watch?v=LJIRsyFTnZo

    I could list over a hundred articles I've read and added to my “files” regarding Islam, its treatment of women, jihad, the Muslim Brotherhood and on and on and on.

    Have you done ANY soul searching as I have done? Remember I started out truly looking for the truth until I found it in Humaid's article on jihad.

    Do you actually take what people like Reza Aslan say about Islam as gospel? Most religious scholars in the Arab world would call him a heritic and a blasphemer if it weren't for the fact that they know he's lying to the Kafir and trying to mislead them.

    Have you ever done a “side by side” as I have done with Emmet Fox and Sheikh Humaid? Or Jesus and Mohammad. Or even LoonWatch and Jiahd watch? EVER???

    The bottom line is what is going to happen to the Jews if you ever get your way and allow the Palestinians to put Israel on a course of self-destruction by taking away their right to defend themselves. Which is exactly what will happen if they get the West Bank. Can you honestly answer that?

    What you're doing is evil. I'm sorry to say that but it's true. Read The Haj by Leon Uris. It's not just a novel.

    I'm wondering if you'll show me the courtesy of addressing the issues I've submitted give me a response.

    Sincerely,

    Larry A. Singleton

    The following is my “education” regarding Islam:

    The Haj by Leon Uris (A Primer on the “right to return” scam)
    The Source by James Michener
    The Book of Jewish Knowledge by Nathan Ausubel
    Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld, (CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood), That's Conspiring to Islamize America by Gaubatz and Sperry
    CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment by Daniel Pipes and Sharon Chadha (MEQ article)
    meforum-org/916/cair-islamists-fooling-the-establishment#_ftnref60
    Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America by Brigitte Gabriel
    Slavery, Terrorism and Islam, (and Holocaust in Rwanda), by Peter Hammond
    The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism by Andrew G. Bostom (Read the "Note on the Cover Art-Execution of a Moroccan Jewess")
    Supplemental Article “The First and Last Enemy: Jew Hatred in Islam.” by Bostom
    http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=28549
    The Legacy of Jihad by Andrew G. Bostom MD
    A Concise History of the Crusades by Thomas F. Madden

    Indoctrination U: The Left's War Against Academic Freedom and The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America by David Horowitz
    Ivory Towers On Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America by Martin Kramer
    (The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men by Christina Hoff Sommers)

  10. Larry Singleton says:

    HISTORY OF ISRAEL (and Fabricating Palestinian History) PART I

    The "Right of Return" Is Suicide for Israel by Jonathan Schanzer (MEF)
    http://www.meforum.org/334/the-right-of-return-is-suicide-for-israel

    History of Israel & “Palestine” in VERY Easy To Understand Maps
    masada2000-org/historical.html

    The Prophet Muhammad's 'Night Journey' was Not to Jerusalem but to Medina
    by Ahmad Muhammad 'Arafa
    http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/941.htm

    The History of the Middle East Conflict in 11 Minutes

    Founding National Myths Fabricating Palestinian History by David Bukay
    http://www.meforum.org/3273/palestinian-founding-national-myths

    Palestinians, Jebusites, and Evangelicals by David Wenkel Middle East Quarterly
    http://www.meforum.org/1713/palestinians-jebusites-and-evangelicals

    Why Israel is the Victim by David Horowitz (Front Page Mag.)
    http://frontpagemag.com/2013/david-horowitz/why-israel-is-the-victim/

    U.S. Aid to Israel: Why It’s a Must by David Meir-Levi (FrontPage Mag.)
    http://frontpagemag.com/2011/david-meir-levi/u-s-aid-to-israel-why-its-a-must/

    Myths & Facts Online by Mitchell G. Bard (Jewish Virtual Library)
    https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths3/MFindex.html
    https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths3/MFexclusives.html

    The war against the Jews by Efraim Karsh (MEF)
    http://www.meforum.org/3299/war-against-jews

    Delegitimizing the Jewish State by Bat Ye'or Middle East Quarterly
    http://www.meforum.org/2813/delegitimizing-the-jewish-state

    The revisionist history of Sari Nusseibeh by Efraim Karsh (Middle East Forum)
    http://www.meforum.org/3068/sari-nusseibeh-revisionist-history

    Are the Negev Bedouin an Indigenous People? Fabricating Palestinian History
    by Havatzelet Yahel, Ruth Kark, and Seth J. Frantzman MEQ
    http://www.meforum.org/3254/negev-bedouin-indigenous

    The Smoking Gun: Arab Immigration into Palestine, 1922-1931 by Fred M. Gottheil (MEQ)
    http://www.meforum.org/522/the-smoking-gun-arab-immigration-into-palestine

    How Many Palestinian Arab Refugees Were There? by Efraim Karsh (MEF)
    http://www.meforum.org/2875/how-many-palestinian-arab-refugees

    Rewriting Israel's History by Efraim Karsh (MEQ)
    http://www.meforum.org/302/rewriting-israels-history

    Hamas from Cradle to Grave by Matthew Levitt (MEQ)
    http://www.meforum.org/582/hamas-from-cradle-to-grave

    PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: I Will Never Recognize a Jewish State
    http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/3163.htm

    PLO ambassador says Palestinian state should be free of Jews
    http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2011-09-13/palestinian-israeli-jews-future-state-israel-PLO/50394882/1

    Arafat's Swiss Bank Account by Issam Abu Issa (MEQ)
    http://www.meforum.org/645/arafats-swiss-bank-account

    Palestinians by Eli E. Hertz (“All [that Palestinians] can agree on as a community is what they want to destroy, not what they want to build.” (pdf)
    http://www.mythsandfacts.org/Conflict/7/palestinians.pdf

    Jordan Is Palestinian by Mudar Zahran (MEQ)
    http://www.meforum.org/3121/jordan-is-palestinian

    The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem by Daniel Pipes
    http://www.danielpipes.org/84/the-muslim-claim-to-jerusalem

    More on the Muslim Claim to Jerusalem by Daniel Pipes
    http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2001/11/more-on-the-muslim-claim-to-jerusalem

    Constructing a Counterfeit History of Jerusalem by Daniel Pipes
    http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2002/05/counterfeit-history-jerusalem

    The Battle over Silwan by Shaul Bartal (MEF)
    http://www.meforum.org/3281/silwan

    Myths and Facts UN Resolution 181 – The Partition Plan November 29, 1947
    http://www.mythsandfacts.org/conflict/10/resolution-181.pdf

    Palestinians ‘Peoplehood’ Based on a Big Lie Eli E. Hertz (Front Page Mag.)
    http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=30960

    The Hostages of Hatred – full documentary
    http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2009/02/hostages-of-hatred-full-documentary.html

    Hostages of Hatred Part 1

    United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA)

    UNRWA Betrays Its Mission by Nitza Nachmias (Middle East Quarterly)
    http://www.meforum.org/3354/unrwa-mission

    Some UNRWA Refugees Have Resettled by Emanuel Marx (MEQ)
    http://www.meforum.org/3364/unrwa-refugees-resettled

    Why a Special Issue on UNRWA? by Steven J. Rosen
    http://www.meforum.org/3344/unrwa-special

    UNRWA's Anti-Israel Bias by Arlene Kushner
    http://www.meforum.org/2996/unrwa-anti-israel-bias

    Teaching “The Right of Return” in UNRWA Schools by Dr. Arnon Groiss (pdf)
    The Center for Near East Policy Research LTD.
    http://israelbehindthenews.com/library/pdfs/RightofReturninUNRWASchools.pdf

    UNRWA Resists Resettlement by Alexander H. Joffe
    http://www.meforum.org/3350/unrwa-resettlement

    Washington's Failure to Rein in UNRWA by Asaf Romirowsky
    http://www.meforum.org/3367/unrwa-state-department

    Lessening UNRWA's Damage by Steven J. Rosen and Daniel Pipes
    http://www.danielpipes.org/11583/unrwa-damage

    Anne Bayefsky-Islam Hijacking the UN Human Rights Council

    Full Lecture
    http://fora.tv/2007/10/30/Islamophobia

    Anne Bayefsky spoke against top UN Official Richard Falk's report on supposed Israeli human rights abuses at the 23rd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. (Brilliant!)
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/06/10/Anne-Bayefsky-Stands-up-Against-Hours-of-UN-Israel-bashing

    Anne Bayefsky Stands up Against Hours of UN Israel-Bashing (Richard Falk)
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/06/10/Anne-Bayefsky-Stands-up-Against-Hours-of-UN-Israel-bashing

    The Cairo Speech by Anne Bayefsky
    http://www.nationalreview.com/node/182912/print

    Camp Jihad UN/US Palestine Probaganda and brainwashing

    Michael Coren & David Harris – Palestinian terrorist training camps for kids

  11. Larry Singleton says:

    Indoctrinating Children: 'Palestine Solidarity' in the Classroom
    By Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/02/indoctrinating_children_palestine_solidarity_in_the_classroom.html

    Hamas from cradle to Grave by Matthew Levitt
    meforum-org/582/hamas-from-cradle-to-grave

    Jew Hatred is Part of an Arabs DNA; In Their Own Words
    http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/736.htm

  12. Larry Singleton says:

    Sorry, forgot to add this:

    “An appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile hoping it will eat him last. Victory will never be found by taking the line of least resistance.” Winston Churchill

    “What the horn is to the rhinoceros, what the sting is to the wasp, the Mohammedan faith is to the Arabs of the Sudan-a faculty of offence. All the warlike operations of Mohammedan peoples are characterised by fanatacism” Winston Churchill

    “While Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Parsees and Jews, along with several million adherents of an animistic religion, all coexisted in relative harmony, one religion that would not accept compromise stood out from the rest: Islam.” Mahatma Gandhi

    “we may describe it, (jihad), as a surgeon's lancet and not a butcher's knife.” Mahmoud Mohammed Taha (I'm sure there are about 200 million dead people that would disagree with him. And this from the guy who's been called the Mahatma Ghandi of Islam.)

    About two years ago I ordered some reading material, including Taha's "Second Message", and a “study” Koran to find out what this "Islam thing" was all about. When I was sixteen I was chanting nam yo ho renge kyo to a piece of paper, (gahonzen?), having NO idea what I was doing. A few years later I hitchhiked cross country, got saved in Nashville Tenn. and went to live on a Christian farm in Mansfield Ohio. (Not the prison.) My gra'mom called me a "seeker". As I said, there came a time when I wanted to understand this "religion of peace". It was Humaid's article on jihad I found in my Summarized Bukhari that decided “things” for me.

    If Islam is the “religion of peace”, where in Sheikh Abdullah bin Humaid's article on jihad can I find the equivalent of “Love Thy Neighbor” and “good will toward men”? And explain its prominence, and significance almost as an “Introduction”, in a book that's described as “the most authentic and true among the books of the Prophet”: My Summarized Sahih Al-Bukhari. Also address “jihad” as it's defined in Reliance of the Traveller and answer the same question. (Chapter O-9.0: Jihad O: “Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada signifying warfare to establish the religion.” And explain why the “greater” jihad is only mentioned once here and never seen again in this “Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law”.) Also compare Humaid's “jihad” and Emmet Fox' Sermon on the Mount and tell me which one best represents a spirit of Love and compassion. Lastly; would you pick Sheik bin Humaid to sit on a Human Rights Commission? (That's a trick question by the way.)

    Maybe you can throw in an explanation of the Jews are “monkeys, pigs and rats” on page 656 and the part where Mo says, “if somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him” on page 613 in the chapter on Jihad.

    Also, explain why Humaid's “jihad” shouldn't be “Exhibit A” in refuting the “religion of peace” claim.

    Jihad in the Qur'an and Sunnah by 'Sheikh Abdullâh bin Muhammad bin Humaid
    ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?233460-Jihad-in-the-Qur-an-and-Sunnah&s=4df3fc2e4e0596eb3b38115ef4b8f506 ),

  13. protestants. way worse than catholics. shudder. of course, the lefty Jews who don't get it at all are delusional that goyim like them. if one thinks about it, isn't it odd hundreds of millions of "ididn'tdoit" yet The Righteous Among Nations all fit in one garden.

  14. don’t generalize…Hasidim have been spotted in NYC calling for a boycott of Israel too..they were either Neturai Karta or Satmar.

  15. I know about Neutrei Karta. Believing Israel will only be legitimate with the arrival of the messiah, doesn’t compare with thinking Christians are the “real Israel” and all the anti-Jewish slander in their book. Neither have the ‘morality’ and ‘spirituality’ of these ultra-orthodox killed millions of Jews. And the point was that it goes much farther than a boycott. In fact a boycott is almost superfluous.

  16. I was booted out of this church also, as I did not agree with them ordaining homosexual ministers and pastors, they condone abortions, etc, they have fallen by the wayside and are no longer under grace see revelation letter to the churches.

  17. les le Geur am no longer a member for at least 15 years now.

  18. Yechiel Baum says:

    Once again the church is against the Jews!

  19. Yechiel Baum…the Canadian Protestant Church IS NOT "THE CHURCH". It's a way off center gathering, close to a cult. Much wrong has been done to the Jews in the NAME of JESUS for centuries and nothing can change that. However, the wall that separates Jew and Christian is breaking down, developing a "ONE NEW MAN" that Paul talks about. JESUS did not preach separation. Things are changing brother….have hope. "It is good for brethren to dwell together" "Many will be called, few will answer". We love GOD!!!

  20. Henna du Plessis says:

    All enemies of Israel perish. Read the history of all the peoples who tried to destroy us. They have all gone or suffered horribly and we are here with the abundant blessing of GOD. Pray for these blinded folk that the Creator GOD may open their eyes. They are blinded. God blesses those who bless Isreal ……

  21. Myriam Obadia says:

    Dixie, we do know that not all who call themselves Christians behave in a "Christian" way and that Israel does have Christian friends, but some churches propagate the hurtful lies which have already cost Jews Millions of lives. Try to understand that we can't leave their lies unchallenged.

  22. Maureen Moss says:

    The Church in Canada and around the world needs to read Romans 11. The Church's roots are JEWISH, and in Ephesians 2 Paul tells us we are to become 'one new man' with Jewish believers in Messiah. ENOUGH of the lies of Replacement Theology! Our friends are the Jewish people, not the Palestinians.

  23. Larry Singleton says:

    What the hell is wrong with this comment feature? It won't allow the page to go up or down! It's got no horizontal or vertical bars to move the page.

  24. Kitti Michaud says:

    I live in Canada and the United Church is VERY liberal. They don't believe in being born again, filled with the Spirit or anything or living holy. Its a dead church and isn't to be admired for anything. "By their fruit you shall know them."

  25. AMEN Myriam Obadia…I totally agree. In the so called "end times" GOD will send a delusion upon people. BUT I will not argue with a delusion…it is a spirit. The HOLY SPIRIT is fully capable of directing a person out of a delusion…THAT IS WILLING TO FOLLOW our LORD GOD and HIS WORD. <3

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