A Tale of Two Christians in the Holy Land

A Tale of Two Christians in the Holy Land

In early April of 2013, I visited the town of Eilat in southern Israel…

At the guest house, I encountered an American who introduced himself as “George” from Virginia. As we tried to access the free wifi near the office, George said he was in Israel as part of a mission group that was observing what he claimed were rampant Israeli human rights abuses in the West Bank. He later identified himself as an Elder of the Presbyterian Church (USA). He was intimately involved in the effort to get the church to divest from American companies that, as he put it, supply materials the IDF uses to perpetrate human rights abuses against the Palestinian people.

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