Monday, September 9, 2013

The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the PCUSA: Is their hate this great?

I published a slightly different posting under this title several hours ago. I was extremely angry. I still am. But in my anger I did not write a clear posting about the actions of the Presbyterian organization that is called to minister to Palestinians. I have rewritten my material.

The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) linked to this page “Why Didn't the U.S. Invade Israel When it Used Chemical Weapons on Palestinians?” The pictures, the lies, and the comments are so terrible I won't place them on my blog. They have chosen pictures of a charred baby, a very damaged, with burns, young man, explaining that the Israelis use of white phosphorous was the cause of all this horror. There are other pictures. But white phosphorous does not fall into the category of chemical warfare, and the Israelis used it as smoke screen.

The IPMN has also linked to another story, "Israel's Weapons A Crime on Humanity." In this article the authors are accusing Israel of using depleted uranium.

Quite a few years ago when I had just gotten my first computer I went looking for a paper I had written for Christian Research Journal. It was about racist groups called 'Christian Identity.' I discovered an Islamic group had taken my paper and so edited it as to make it slam all Christians. They had multiple articles and pictures they were linked to including some Islamic Chechen rebels groups which they seemed to be involved with. On their page they had the same kinds of pictures with blame that had nothing to do with the pictures. They insisted, like the article and pictures linked to by IPMN that the United States had used depleted uranium against other people groups.

Without proof of any kind the IPMN is willing to use the pictures against Israel. They have moved into the world of radical Islam. The article is found on many radical Islamic sites such as this one, Electronic Resistance, which is a Lebanese site . Is the IPMN's hate that great?

The IPMN has fallen far from their Christian calling. Do they know about the blood libels of the medieval age? Do they know any of the history of the persecution that the Jews have suffered. They were blamed for the plague in the Middle Ages and driven out of country after country including Arab lands after the 1948 War in which five Arab countries attacked Israel.

A Christian organization called to a ministry of reconciliation does not use such vile links and propaganda to achieve their goals. When they do they walk away from both their calling and their Lord. They are placing themselves in a position where they are only able to cause animosity and hatred among the people in the Middle East.

How low will we as Presbyterians go to defame Israel. May our Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on us.


Anonymous said...

Depleted uranium is used in anti-armor artillery. It is commonly used as an armor penetrating shell due to its weight - quite a bit heavier than lead. It is not significantly radioactive - hence the term "depleted". There are no laws against it.

Viola Larson said...

Thank you Anonymous for the information. I have changed my posting some if you care to reread. Please leave your name, city and state when commenting.

Anonymous said...

"Depleted uranium" is one of those things that Israel-haters (and America-haters, too, since our military has been "accused" of using it in Iraq) love to throw around for the benefit of low-information voters. It sounds scary–uranium is used in nuclear weapons!–and implies that radiation is being used against civilian populations. Practically defines "war crime," don't you know. Whereas throwing conventional artillery in the form of mortars and Katushya rockets at civilian populations is hardly worth taking any notice of.

IPMN has repeatedly demonstrated its willingness to accept propaganda assistance from the lowest of anti-Semites. That PCUSA does not defund and repudiate this group is a blot on its reputation that will never be exorcised.

David Fischler
Woodbridge, VA

Anonymous said...

Well, Israel may have used white phosphorous as a smoke screen (the exception in the prohibition against white phosphorous as a chemical weapon), but they did it on top of a heavily populated urban area. So much so that it was falling even on the UN compound in Gaza on live television. It's nasty stuff. But its not like poison gas.

Viola Larson said...

Here is a JP article about the use by the IDF of WP.

If you put it into Wikipedia you will get all kinds of information with blame toward Israel and Hamas and good and not so good sources.
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