November 20, 2009

Churches call for 'resistance' against Israel

Press TV - November 20, 2009 01:14:00 GMT

The logo of the World Council of Churches (WCC)

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has called for "resistance" against Israel's decision to expand its settlements in east Jerusalem Al-Quds.

WCC declared that the expansion of the Israeli settlements "may destroy any chance for peace", AFP reported.

Secretary General Reverend Samuel Kobia called on organizations related to the Council "to act with resolve, in concert ... to reverse this decision of the Israeli government and the settlement program it represents."

Israel on Wednesday announced that it will build 900 new homes in east Jerusalem Al-Quds, which it occupied in 1967.

Expressing "great disappointment", Kobia said the leading council of Christian and Orthodox churches "strongly condemns the decision ... to expand the illegal Gilo settlement as we believe that this decision will hinder attempts now in process to restart the peace negotiations."

"If settlements continue to expand and proliferate, they will further complicate negotiations and may destroy any chance for peace" Kobia said in a statement.

The WCC brings together 348 Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican churches representing about 560 million Christians in 110 countries.


  1. 'World christianity' should come together in direct opposition to the Zionist state. Something has to be done because Israel simply does what it wants and doesn't give two figs about anyone else. But what else can you expect from a country founded upon terrorism (yes - terrorists who murdered British troops) and the immoral displacement of the entire Palestinian population. I am slowly and reluctantly being forced to believe that Israel has no interest in peace whatsoever until it has stolen all the prime land for itself.

  2. Ah, another convert to the belief that this apartheid entity does not want peace. Peace would be inimical to its land-grabbing interest. Remember, a settler by this or any other name is a land thief.

    And, Christians, awake from your slumbers.