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Church of Scotland Thinks Twice, Grants Israel the Right to Exist

The Church of Scotland has called last week’s publication of a Church and Society Council report that denies Israel’s right to exist a “misunderstanding” and now says the Jewish state can remain as part of the world.

The Jewish communities of Scotland were shocked by the report, and the local Council of Christians and Jews helped arrange a meeting between officials of the Church and the Jewish community.

A statement after the meeting explained that the Church has not changed its “long held position of the rights of Israel to exist.”

It added, “The Church condemns all violence and acts of terrorism where they happen around the world. The Church condemns all things that create a culture of anti-Semitism.”

The statement added that the Church of Scotland is concerned over what it calls injustices of Palestinian Authority Arabs that “should not be misunderstood as questioning the right of the State of Israel to exist”.

The 10-page report published last week was entitled “The Inheritance of Abraham” and rejected “claims that scripture offers any peoples a privileged claim for possession of a particular territory.”

It also suggested that some Jews believe they have a right to the land of Israel “as compensation for the suffering of the Holocaust.”

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8 Responses to “Church of Scotland Thinks Twice, Grants Israel the Right to Exist”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, It's nice know somebody at the church of Scotland finally took the time to read scripture.

  2. Charlie Hall says:

    They don't take the prohibition of eating pork or shellfish seriously, why would they take the give of Eretz Yisrael to the Jewish people seriously?

  3. Alan Kardon says:

    Why was the comment made in the first place? I did know that the Church of Scotland makes world policy.

  4. Alan Kardon says:

    Why was the comment made in the first place? I did not know that the Church of Scotland makes world policy.

  5. Tim Upham says:

    It is like when Mary, Queen of Scots was beheaded. They had to swing several times to actually sever her head. But Mary, Queen of Scots was Roman Catholic. It does not seem like the Presbyterian Church of Scotland is any different.

  6. Israel the G-D given Land ofthe Jews Fact Like it or not.Read the scriptures to learn more.Church of Scotland must have some missing pages.

  7. Hebb Debra says:

    When did anyone of any faith or nationality need permission to exist in this world? Careful….this is history repeating itself again from the early days of this century…cant help but see just how many people resemble the monsters of WWII and 1492 etc….

  8. Judi Fenley says:

    How arrogant if they think they have the right to tell nations whether or not they have the right to exist!

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