Reform Leader 'Can't Cooperate with Christian Zionists'
(IsraelNN.com) American Reform leader Eric Yoffie told the annual conference of the movement's leaders Wednesday night that he "cannot cooperate with the Christian Zionists." What they mean by support of Israel and what we mean by support of Israel are two very different things," Yoffie said in his speech in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He charged that aligning with evangelist Pastor John Hagee and other self-acclaimed Christian Zionists is harmful because the movement has a political agenda and does not express "unconditional support for the Jewish state." Among other platform planks, pro-Israel evangelists reject the two-party solution, which would divide Israel and create a new Arab state within its current borders.
However, Hagee previously has stated he would continue to support Israel if the government surrenders part of the country to Arabs. Yoffie is adamantly against development of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
Evangelist Hagee in Ariel Thursday
(IsraelNN.com) Pro-Israel evangelist Pastor John Hagee is scheduled to appear at the city of Ariel in Samaria Thursday night to express his support for the Jewish state. Hagee recently backed Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain.
The city of Ariel will hold a special event "to honor those who honor Israel." Hagee and Christian fundamentalists have been active in supporting Ariel, and a new sports ands recreation building will be dedicated in Hagee's name.