The Christian Empowerment Council, an Israeli Christian group headed by Father Gabriel Naddaf, has released a new guide to help Christians better understand the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The 12-page guide titled “Test the Spirits: A Christian Guide to the Anti-Israel Boycott Movement” seeks to challenge Christian anti-Zionism “on an ideological level” following the “recent discussions concerning BDS in global churches,” including in the Mennonite and Episcopalian churches and the United Church of Christ.

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The Christian Empowerment Council is focused on working to integrate Israel’s Christian community into the wider Israeli society and to support young Christians looking to serve in the Israel Defense Forces.

The guide tackles a wide array of questions, such as “How does a boycott of Israel impact the church?” and “Does the Bible encourage boycotting nations?” In answering the questions, the book draws from both the Hebrew and Christian scriptures.

“As the spiritual leader of the Christian Empowerment Council here in Israel, it is my responsibility to encourage Christians across the world to think about Israel in Biblical and moral ways,” Father Naddaf writes in the introduction. “As you consider personally your own spiritual towards Israel, it would be prudent to consider these points. I pray God will guide you in great wisdom.”

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  1. Poor Carol, se misguided and deluded. You have no idea what IS wrong over there, it is not the Israeli who are living there, they want peace more than any one, the problem is the two taled tongue of these palestinians, they sau to you we are so poor and miserable because of this occupation by the Jews, but hey if there was no Israeli guard over there they would slaughter each other. And I was in Yericho when is was handed over to these palestinians, what e celebrations there where, but they shouted death to the Jews as well, and they let bombs go of in the busses in Tel Aviv, Yerushalayim and Haifa, with dozens of death people. Oh they want peace these palestinians but they can achieve it only when they will love their children more than bringing them up withg pure hatred to other people and when they want to work for their own little piece of dirt that is supposed to become a state. Have you seen the pictures from gaza, there are more millioners in gaza than is Israel, and they are richer as well, more expensive cars than in Israel and beautifull malls with expensive shopping centers. But hey, Carol this should not with hold you as a real and true Jew hating person to start your little pitying boycot. But will you boycot the medical findings, the medicines and the software business as well? So no heart treatment for you or your dear ones, let alone the ones you do not know. No cancer treatment for you or who ever was using this and hey last but not least no Iphones or such stuff for you as well because the software comes from Israel, engineered and made. So little sad Carol, do not come and but cry when your health is not so good any more and you want these medicines or this cancer treatment or this stuff against insulin definciency.

  2. Easy to write Mekhdi, easy to write, did you throw away your cell phone? Are you using a computer, or some thing similar? Throw it away. Do you or a family member is in need of medicines? Big shot they were or engineered in Israel or manufactured there. So start dying moron, because you just need these Jews so your little ass can have a save going towards its end.

  3. We just received word from our friends who are registered Democrats that they received an automated call from Congressman Steve Israel’s office asking them to call in and register support for the nuclear “deal” that was presented to Congress.

    The call claims that the “Republicans are derailing this signing of an agreement that will stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power.”

    CALL STEVE ISRAEL AT 1-631-777-7391 AND TELL HIM:

    1) THE PROPOSED AGREEMENT GUARANTEES THAT IRAN WILL HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO PRODUCE NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

    2) THE PROPOSED AGREEMENT GUARANTEES NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION IN THE ALREADY DESTABILIZED MIDDLE EAST.

    3) YOU PROMISED THAT ANY DEAL WITH IRAN WAS NOT GOING TO ALLOW THEM TO HAVE THE MEANS TO DEVELOP NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

    WE HEARD YOU SAY THOSE WORDS WHEN YOU SPOKE AT GREAT NECK SYNAGOGUE!

    PLEASE DON’T BETRAY US! WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU TO REJECT THIS DEAL WITH IRAN AND TO HAVE THE COURAGE TO LEAD YOUR DEMOCRATIC COLLEAGUES IN THE HOUSE TO DO THE SAME!

    A VOTE FOR THIS DEAL IS A VOTE AGAINST THE STATE OF ISRAEL, A VOTE AGAINST THE SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES, AND A VOTE TO REVERSE THE LONG STANDING POLICY AGAINST NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION.

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