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March 16, 1984 - Image 50

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-03-16

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Friday, March 16, 1984


Falwell Explains Israel Stance

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The Rev. Jerry Falwell,
president of the Moral
Majority, sought to allevi-
ate concern within the
Jewish community that
Christian fundamentalist
support for the state of Is-
rael may be based on efforts
to have the Jewish people
return to Israel for enmasse
"While I do believe in the
imminent return of Christ, I
do not believe that there is
anything in relation to the
Jewish people of the state of
Israel that must yet occur in
order for the Messiah to
come," Falwell told some
200 persons at the Theodore
Herzl Institute last week.
"So the devotion of most
Christians to the state of Is-
rael is not tied to that."
Falwell also distanced
himself from Christian
groups whose primary ac-
tivity is to proselytize Jews
and engage in missionary
activity. He described the
Moral Majority as a "politi-
cal organization" and said
his group does not provide
any financial support to
these groups.
While acknowledging
that his mission is "to pre-
ach the Gospel," Falwell
said that Moral Majority,
"is not singling out or zero-
ing in on any segment of the
population, and that in-
cludes the Jewish people."
He said he is an advocate of
"religions freedoms
everywhere," and called on
Israel to "go the extra mile
in the area of religious lib-
"To ask Conservative
Christians to reject what
they feel is part of their re-
sponsibilities to their belief
is unrealistic," Falwell said.
"No, we do not support Jews
for Jesus. Yes, we do want to
evangelicalize the world
No, we're not zeroing in on

are, who its enemies are and
who can be counted on in
Speaking with reporters
before addressing the insti-
tute, Falwell described the
Palestinians as a
"genuinely suffering
people." But he asked why
Israel is being asked to solve
the Palestinian problem
and suggested that Jordan
is a Palestinian state. He
also rejected the idea that
Israel should relinquish the
West Bank, saying it would
be a fatal mistake.


Falwell, who was warmly
received by the audience,
was speaking on his
"perspective of U.S.-Israel
relations." He himself
brought up the topic involv-
ing the reason for Christian
fundamentalist support for
Israel, and this issue was
also discussed during a brief
question and answer period.
Falwell reiterated his
strong support for Israel,
saying, "I would think that
every American should be
totally committed to the
welfare of the state of Is-
rae." He said he and the
Moral Majority support the
bill now in Congress which
calls on the Reagan Ad-
ministration to move the
U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv
to Jerusalem.
He called U.S. policy in
Lebanon an "embarrass-
ment" and "liberation" of
Lebanon from Syrian and
Palestine Liberation organ-
ization "slavery." According
to Falwell, the Israeli inva-
sion was "surgical" in its

Falwell said that among
Israel's best friends in the
United States are "Bible-
believing conservative
Christians." He added: "The
time has come for Israel to
recognize who her friends

Anti-Semite is Applauded
Outside Canadian Court

Keegstra, the former high
school teacher fired for
preaching anti-Semitism in
his Eckville, Alberta
classroom, emerged from a
courthouse last week to the
cheers of supporters who
carried signs charging that
he was being "persecuted by
Keegstra, who had also
been mayor of Eckville and
was defeated in a re-election
bid last year, faces charges
of violating Canada's anti-
'hate laws. He appeared in a
Red Deer, Alberta, provin-
cial court only briefly to of-
ficially state his preference
for trial by jury instead of a
trial before a judge.
The Red Deer courthouse
was packed with spectators
as Judge Ben Casson. ,$et
aside the week of June 4-8
for a preliminary hearing.
Keegstra will be charged
with promoting hatred
against a religious group,
which is a crime under
Canadian law. Keegstra
was fired for telling his stu-
dents, that the Holocaust

was a hoax, that Jews are
the root of all evil, and that
there was an international
Jewish conspiracy to control
the world. His anti-Semitic
indoctrination raised pro-
tests from Eckville parents
although no Jews live in
that tiny Alberta village.
But Keegstra apparently
has friends. As he left the
Red Deer court with his
lawyer, Doug Christie, a
Western Canada separatist,
about 40 of them burst into
applause. They had been
picketing the court with
signs reading, "Cowardly
politicians crucifying Jim
Keegstra" and "Who's
Next? Keegstra persecuted
by Jews."
broadly, refused to talk to
reporters except to say he
was pleased by the amount
of money people have do-
nated for his defense. His
wife, who says she is "sick"
of the publicity, confirmed
that he was received hun-
dreds of letters of support
from all over Canada and
only a few critical ones.

Israel Linked
to U.S.-Latin
Policy by Envoy

Ambassador William Mid-
dendorf, the U.S. represen-
tative to the Organization of
American States, mein-
tained last week that the
United States and Israel
have a mutual strategic
interests in Central
Addressing a luncheon
sponsored by the Center for
International Security, a
Washington-based non-
partisan organization
headed by Dr. Joseph
Churba, Middendorf said:
"Soviet-prompted activi-
ties, coupled with the cur-
rent instability in Central
America, have the potential
for causing a diversion of re-
sources needed to contain
the USSR in the Eurasian
theater and to weaken our
response to Soviet proxies in
the Middle East, Africa and
He said the Soviets have
promoted violence in Cen-
tral America and the
Mideast "through a net-
work of surrogates and ter-
rorists. For this reason, the
Jewish community and
Americans in general need
to devote careful attention
to Central America which,
like the Mideast, is vital to
our natioal security."
Middendorf noted that in
Central America today a
battle is being waged by
"atheistic Communism to
destory our Judeo-
Christian civilization." He
said that Communism in
Central America is facing
opposition from religious
people — and therefore the
church is often Com.;
munism's target. He cited
Nicaragua as the example,
"Among the most outspo-
ken anti-Sandinista forces
in Nicaragua have been
some of the churches and
clergy in that country .. .
The Sandinistas have made
the religious institutions of
their country a principal
target of their activity and

Abraham Melnikov,
commander of the Jewish
self-defense group in the
northern sector of
Jerusalem in 1920, sculpted
a monument in tribute to
Joseph Trumpeldor and
other members of the
Jewish Legion who died in
the defense of Tel Hay.

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