Welcome Newsletter

Dear Christian Leaders,

Welcome to CAMERA’s Christian Leadership Network, an outreach of CAMERA’s Partnership of Christians and Jews!

You are receiving this email because you have either met with one or  both of us, you have attended one of our conferences or events, or we  know you as a friend and ally in the fight for Christian support of  Israel.

This is the first email in what will be a regular series of emails that will be sent for the purposes of:

  • Informing you about current events in relation to Israel

  • Equipping  you as Christian leaders with necessary information that will enable  you to counter efforts to demonize and delegitimize the Jewish State

  • Arming  you with material that will help you protect those in your circle of  influence from the veritable storm of anti-Israel propaganda, which  inevitably turns adherents of that propaganda into anti-Semites as well.

You don’t need to be told that we are living in perilous times. Jews and  Christians around the globe are under attack simply because of their  identity as Jews and Christians.

Recently, close to home, we have been horrified by the murder of eleven  Jews, shot to death while worshipping in their synagogue in Pittsburgh  in late October, 2018. Six months later, a woman was shot to death in  her synagogue in Poway, California, and a few days after that, an  elderly Jewish woman was nearly stabbed to death by an assailant in  Malmo, Sweden. These are just a few examples of anti-Semitic attacks  that are increasing at an alarming rate, both here and around the world.

In the world of academia, professors and student activists portray the  Jewish state as a singularly evil country in the Middle East, while  ignoring mass-killings by the Assad regime in Syria and the murder of  thousands of Christians by Boko Haram in Nigeria. As a result of  increased anti-Israel activity on campuses, hostility toward Jews on  campuses is skyrocketing and Jewish students are regularly threatened  and harassed.

Newly elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives speak with  open contempt for Jews and their homeland even as Hamas fires thousands  of rockets at civilians in Israel.
One new Congresswoman even attempts to rewrite history with the  outrageous claim that her ancestors actually welcomed Jews to  “Palestine,” when in fact it is a well-documented fact that Arabs under  the leadership of the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Mohammed Amin al-Husseini,  collaborated with Hitler in plans to annihilate the Jews.

And  commentators on YouTube pollute the minds of their followers with  anti-Semitic arguments lifted nearly word-for-word from tracts written  by anti-Semites in Europe before the Holocaust.

Even as all of this unfolds, anti-Semites tell us it’s not Jews they hate, but “Zionists.”

But, we have eyes to see and ears to hear and we know better.

These are the signs of the times and they are not good. In such a time  as this, Christians are called to lead! We are called to step into the  public square and speak with a clear and simple message: “Stop. No more  of this!” We are called to support the words, “Never Again,” with  action! We must say to the Jewish people, “You are not alone,” and back  up those words by taking a stand against anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism  wherever and whenever they appear.

In the weeks and months ahead, this newsletter will provide the  information necessary to inform, equip and arm everyone in your circle  of influence as we work together to counter hatred fomented against the  Jewish homeland and the Jewish people.

Stay tuned for informative articles, resources and news about upcoming  events designed to encourage and strengthen Christian support for  Israel. And please feel free to forward this email to others.

For the sake of Israel,

Tricia Miller and Dexter Van Zile
CAMERA’s Christian Leadership Network
CAMERA’s Partnership of Christians and Jews