We ask that you consider the following urgent matter.
The very essence of Klal Yisrael is at stake.
Due to the numerous political, economic and security hardships
facing both Israel and the Diaspora, large sectors of the Jewish
community in Israel have become dependent upon evangelical
Christian political influence and charity.
While much of this support appears to be benign and benevolent -
and some is indeed sincere - Israel's embracing and accepting of
Christian fundamentalist sponsored activities and philanthropy has
been exacting a serious cost and adversely affecting both religious
and secular individuals and groups throughout the private and
public sectors of Israeli society. Our Jewish values and
heritage are being compromised.
* There are ongoing and rampant - overt and covert -
attempts to proselytize new immigrants; victims of terror and war;
the expelled residents of Gush Katif ; and the economically and
socially challenged sectors of Israeli society.
* Under the guise of "Religious Freedom", certain
evangelical groups are behind lobbying and legislative efforts
which challenge halacha and threaten the very nature of the Jewish
state. Christian fundamentalists enjoy U.S. Congressional and State
Department support in their efforts to bolster and legitimize
"messianic Jewish"(Christian) institutions in Israel.
Representatives and supporters of a determined Christian agenda are
actively working in the legislative, judicial and social service
branches of the Jewish state.
[Note: the dependence on evangelical support and pressure
from evangelical factions has prevented the Knesset from enforcing
and adopting appropriate anti-missionary legislation in response to
* Libelous charges of violence and church persecution are
regularly and increasingly leveled against the Orthodox community
and counter-missionary organizations in Israel.
AM YISRAEL IS AT RISK OF SHMAD (spiritual destruction)!
To counter this crisis, JewishIsrael is assembling a team of
community leaders and activists, qualified rabbaim, educators,
counter-missionary specialists, legislators and public servants,
public relations and online marketing professionals, columnists and
investigative reporters, translators, and legal counsel. Please
take the time to review the attached summary of a plan for the
first stage of this ambitious and essential project - the launching
of a dynamic, bilingual public service and information website and
activism hub for addressing this issue.
We at JewishIsrael understand that this is a time of existential
danger and - for many - spiritual confusion. We acknowledge that
there are certain rabbinic and community leaders in Israel and
America who attribute the current outpouring of fundamentalist
Christian support for Israel to a prophetic era of apocalyptic
change. We must remind them that regardless of one’s worldview, we
Jews are obligated to hold our spiritual and physical ground and
there is no rationale for breaking halachic fences, blurring lines,
and jeopardizing or compromising the Jewish faith by openly
embracing and encouraging evangelical designs for Israel.
We are facing an unprecedented challenge to our faith, and there
is nothing more imperative than ensuring Jewish continuity, and
guarding the holiness of Eretz Yisrael.
Please join us in helping us launch and develop this new and
pro-active endeavor to safeguard our heritage.