Eight places Christians shouldn’t go – high/lowlights of Christian Hate?’s case against Christian Aid
Over the last seven issues of Christian Aid News more than 17 pages were devoted to Israel and Palestine. Most of this coverage involved political criticism of Israel. The most coverage any other conflict zone got was 4.5 pages for Angola – barely a quarter as much. Sudan, scene of more than two million deaths in the civil wars of the past two decades and, in the UN’s words, “the worst humanitarian crisis in the world”, got 2.5 pages. These include a full page feature about a woman who makes perfume. It tells you her recipe.
Partners in denial
Partnership with Christian Aid helps the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights maintain a website where it lists by name every single Palestinian killed by the Israeli security forces during the Intifada – and not one of the Israelis killed by terrorism (sorry, I should say “hostilities against Israeli targets”).
Israel screws up the whole Middle East
“A key to lasting peace and justice in the Middle East is an end to Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territories through a peace process based on international law” says the postcard Christian Aid printed for its supporters to send to Tony Blair in 2002. Dictators? Fundamentalists? Suicide bombers? Don’t blame them, they’re all just doing what they do because they’re so upset about Israel.
Christian Aid takes a bishop to view Israel’s security fence, and he tells them it’s like the Berlin Wall only worse. Hmmm, run that past me again - one built to keep in people who wanted to be free, the other to keep out people who want to commit murder. Did the Right Rev forget to pack his brain? Read more...
The Archbishop of Canterbury has some hard things to say about the security fence. He has hard things to say about Palestinian terrorism too – but Christian Aid don’t seem to want us to know that. Read more...
The power of the image
Take a large picture of an armed Israeli soldier at a checkpoint, and put it alongside a picture of Palestinian women taking their babies to a clinic. Then protest that you condemn all violence equally. Read more...
A Muslim writes to congratulate Christian Aid for its anti-Israel stance. Jews are welcome to the love feast too – so long as they join in the Israel-bashing. If our correspondent finds anything sub-optimal in the Muslim world he keeps it to himself. Read more...
Child of Bethlehem Christmas appeal
The Christmas baddies are Jewish, the Christmas child isn’t. Sorry Christian Aid, this won’t do at all. Read more...