Anti-semitic Wall display at London St James Church

This is the anti-Semitic – anti-Israel Wall display at London St James Church

 

It is  appalling to see such anti-Semitic and anti-Israel rhetoric coming from a country that used to be very Pro-Israel during the “Balfour Declaration” days of 1917. With the onslaught of Islam into British society where more Mosques are being built than churches; where apostate denominations have corrupted the spiritual senses of society; it is of no surprise such one-sided and unfair characterization of Israel has been demonstrated by London’ St James very liberal and apostate church.  I want to make it very clear that true Bible Believing Christians condemn such satanic motivated behavior against the “Apple of God’s eye” – ISRAEL .

Such Apostate churches do not represent the old-time, Bible Believing, Historic Baptist position towards the Jewish people or Israel. True Baptist have always stood with Israel and always will. If you are Jewish and reading this article, please realize the mark difference between true and false Christianity. False Christianity represented by mostly  ecumenical type churches are not a friend of Israel and never have been. The reason they are ‘Apostate’ is because they departed long ago from clear teachings regarding the Bible and especially God’s special covenant relationship with the Jewish people.

If you are a Baptist or Bible Believer, you must condemn such anti-semitism at every opportunity, and in some cases create the venue to express outrage. Let us not commit the sin of silence!

HIBM Editorial by:

Dr. K. Daniel Fried  ~

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 |  Israel Today Staff

London’s iconic St. James Church joined the growing trend of utilizing the Christmas season to criticize or outright slander Israel.

In the days leading up to the Christian world’s biggest holiday, St. James erected a massive replica of the portion of Israel’s security wall that divides Bethlehem from Jerusalem. Under the banner “Bethlehem Unwrapped,” the wall served as the backdrop for a festive Christmas gathering that put Israel directly in the crosshairs.

Visitors were invited to write messages of solidarity with the Palestinians or condemnations of Israeli security measures on the replica wall, Palestinian children’s art highlighting their victimhood was on display, and a popular Palestinian singer performed.

As usual, the security wall and the current situation in the land were grossly misrepresented.

Similar to other events of its kind, “Bethlehem Unwrapped” presented Israel’s security wall as an arbitrary act of cruelty. There was seemingly no mention of the fact that the wall wasn’t there 10 years ago, or that Israel only reluctantly decided to build the barrier following a major escalation in Palestinian terrorism. At one point in the mid–2000s, Jerusalem was being attacked by gunfire and suicide bombers on an almost daily basis, many of those attacks originating in Bethlehem or areas beyond in Judea.

Most Jerusalemites don’t like the wall, either, but very few would trade it for a return to nearly unchecked terrorism that until recently plagued our city (Israel previously tried to stem the attacks with anti-terror military operations, but was similarly condemned for that).

A good read regarding the topic, and St. James’ deplorable foray into this political issue was penned by Jewish terror victim Kay Wilson, whose Christian friend Kristine Luken was murdered when the two women were attacked by knife-wielding Palestinians south of Jerusalem in 2010.

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Washington Times

London’s St. James Church chooses Hitler as its savior, sparks outrage

NEW YORK, December 29, 2013 by Jack Engelhard  Maybe it is time for British Jews to start packing again. Surely there are millions of Muslims ready to replace them.

Hundreds of churches and synagogues throughout Britain and the rest of Europe are already being supplanted by mosques.

This certainly ought to gladden the leadership at St. James Church, Piccadilly. They chose Christmas to prove their loyalty to Palestinian Arab terrorists, whose godfather will always be Adolf Hitler. To scorn the Jewish State, they have festively replicated the “wall” (Israel’s security fence) on Church grounds to symbolize Palestinian “suffering” and Israeli “occupation.” In fact, the “wall” is a chain fence that only touches Bethlehem from where Muslim terrorists emerged.

Thousands of Israelis were murdered before the barrier went up. That does not concern this particular Anglican Church, which was designed and built by Christopher Wren in the late 1600s. So it is famed and historic and sits in the heart of London. Worshippers and passersby are able to rejoice and fill their hearts, once again, with baseless hatred.

The Jew Jesus, would He approve this message of loathing against His kin?

The extravaganza will run until January 5. The replica, we are told, is as large as the Church itself and features anti-Israel images and slogans.

Britain’s finest singers have been assembled to joyfully denounce Israel.

The party includes dancing, as there was dancing in Gaza and Ramallah when New York’s Twin Towers were taken down.

St. James apparently does not object to Christians being ethnically cleansed out of existence by Palestinians in total control of Bethlehem. Why worry?

Nor do Christians being murdered in Egypt and elsewhere throughout the Muslim world trouble St. James. Why be concerned?

Within the region, only in Israel are all religions welcomed and protected. This obviously goes blithely without notice at St. James.

Instead, find the usual suspects, as this Church has done, and draw upon a tradition that has bloodied Europe throughout the ages.

Back in 1290 King Edward I expelled all Jews from England. This edict lasted throughout the Middle Ages — which never seems to end in Europe. England was the first European nation to force Jews to wear an identity badge, later to be favored as the yellow star by Hitler.

Aside from the fact that the Holocaust happened only yesterday in terms of history’s calendar, without doubt St. James is operating on historical reflex.

Does St. James speak for a minority or for a majority point of view, even among its own congregants? On that, we suspend judgment.

But from someone who has been to hell and back, it appears to upset the totality of Europe, first, that the Jewish people are no longer wanderers. They actually have their own country. Most disturbing, this! Second, it vexes so many around the world that these Israelis actually have the chutzpah to defend themselves. How awful!

It was not like that in the good old days. Jesus’ kin were fit for slaughter as the world joined in or looked on.

This time around, however, stouthearted voices are being heard in protest. Australian journalist Elaine Black has been alert on this and shares a sampling of what is crossing the wires to reprove St. James for what many see as vicious falsehood and outright bigotry.

Like this to the Church, from Ireland’s Denis MacEoin, editor Middle East Quarterly:

“In an age when anti-Semitism is growing daily… Why do terrorists win your sympathy more readily than Jewish children murdered in their beds?”

Also this, from Michael Dickson, director for Stand With Us, Israel:

“Dear Pastor [Lucy] Winkett and St. James Church staff,

“What a mean-spirited, one-sided and divisive stunt you chose to politicize your Church with this Christmas.

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“In an ideal world there would be no walls. In an ideal world there would also be no suicide bombers – radical Islamist Palestinians who hate Jews that live close to them so much that they are willing to indiscriminately kill them and others – be it in a shopping centre, disco, pizza restaurant or if they are sitting at their Passover Seder.

“Be in no doubt that Israel built a security barrier only after enduring a wave of horrific terrorism that left thousands dead and maimed for life.”

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