Opportunistic alliance

Inter Press Service News Agency:

“After more than 30 years of organising testimonial dinners for right-wing Israeli politicians, handing out checks to Israeli charities, and forming alliances with conservative Jewish leaders and groups, evangelical Christians may finally be getting a chunk of the ‘Promised Land’.

“In a move geared toward solving northern Israel’s unemployment crisis, increasing tourism to the country, and solidifying relations with U.S. evangelical Christians, the Israeli government has offered 35 acres of land on the shore of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) for development by Christian evangelicals.”

The ever-increasing relationship between Israel, the Christian Right and Zionists may seem beneficial in the short-term, but it will inevitably result in tears: vastly different ideologies and radically varying religions. A mutual dislike for Palestinians is common, however.

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