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Thursday, July 11, 2002
Effort to support Israel led by Daniel Lapin, Gary Bauer
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© 2002 WorldNetDaily.com
Two influential leaders in the traditional-values
policy arena have
launched a new effort to promote a Jewish-Christian partnership in support
Rabbi Daniel Lapin, head of Toward Tradition,
and Gary Bauer, former GOP
presidential candidate, will co-chair the American Alliance of Jews and
Christians, or AAJC. A statement released yesterday calls the effort "a
unique synthesis of Jewish authenticity and Christian grass-roots muscle."
"Let us remember that friendship is
a two-way street," Lapin said in the
statement. "American Christians consistently stand by Israel, and while
they ask nothing in return, they deserve friendship and support from
American Jews. Christians seek an America that is strong both morally and
materially, as do Jews, and such an America is the best friend Israel can
The new cooperative, headquartered in
Washington, D.C., will have an
immediate constituency via Bauer's approximately 100,000-strong e-mail
list. According to the statement, the advisory board of the organization
will include Dr. James Dobson, Charles Colson, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, the
Rev. Pat Robertson, Pastor Rick Scarborough, as well as Rabbi Barry
Freundel, Rabbi David Novak, Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Michael Medved, John
Uhlmann and Jack Abramoff.
Said Bauer, "I believe this new project
will help ensure the alliance of
America and Israel while also building a movement of Jews and Christians
for traditional values. These values come from the God of Abraham, Isaac
and Jacob, Who gave Israel to the Jewish people and Who inspired the
founding of America."
Bauer led the Family Research Council
for several years before running for
president in 2000. He also is a former domestic policy adviser to President
As reported by WorldNetDaily, Toward
Tradition last month published a
pamphlet entitled "Enemies or Allies? Why American Jews Should Learn to
Stop Worrying and Love Conservative Christians," a document that embodies
the guiding principles of the new organization. Toward Tradition describes
itself as a "national coalition of Jews and Christians advocating practical
Torah solutions to modern American problems."
Tuesday, June 25, 2002
Message to Jews: Embrace Christians
Group's pamphlet says supporters of Israel should thank Evangelicals
By Mandi Steele
© 2002 WorldNetDaily.com
A coalition of Jews And Christians has
launched a campaign to convince
American Jews that the pro-Israel stance and objectives evangelical
Christians hold are a "blessing" to both the U.S. Jewish community and the
nation of Israel, and need to be rewarded as such.
Toward Tradition, a national educational
movement of Jews and Christians
that strives for a "moral public culture," plans this week to send a
52-page pamphlet to certain Jewish organizations in the hope of creating a
more positive Jewish view toward Christians. The pamphlet entitled "Enemies
or Allies? Why American Jews Should Learn to Stop Worrying and Love
Conservative Christians" focuses on the recent change many Jews have had in
their perspective of Republican politics and asks for the Jewish community
to both support, thank and help conservative Christians.
David Klinghoffer, author of the pamphlet
and editorial director with
Toward Tradition, says Christians are "the most logical allies that Jews
"Israel's greatest ally, Israel's only
ally, really, has been the United
States," he said.
A lot of Christian, pro-Israel constituents
vote for the Republicans who
support Israel's right to defend itself, Klinghoffer explains, and these
same people are the ones who are helping Israel in its current time of need.
"Somehow there was just sort of a cultural
confluence of forces that just
really woke a lot of American Jews up," he said. "Israel depends on
American favor and American favor is a function of Christian, pro-Israel
Since most Jews seem to have Democratic
and/or liberal leanings, says
Klinghoffer, they tend to have an ingrained attitude against Christians.
Organizations such as the American Jewish Congress and the Anti-Defamation
League view Christians as a problem and feel negatively about conservative
politics, he says.
"There was a large number of people
in the Jewish community who felt a
certain distrust or worry about the cultural influence of conservative
Christians," Klinghoffer told WorldNetDaily.
Rabbi Daniel Lapin, president of Toward
Tradition, said in a written
statement that the pro-Israel stance many Christians carry "led to
soul-searching among Jews who have been accustomed to think of Evangelicals
and Republicans as villains."
The change of attitude in Jewish society
toward conservatives has not gone
unnoticed. As Klinghoffer points out in his pamphlet, the Fox News Channel
aired a report showing the recent switch many Jews have made to the
Republican Party. Also, the New York Times ran an article titled, "Israel
winning broad support from U.S. Right" reporting on Evangelical Christian
Gary Bauer's recent ideological partnership with William Kristol, Jewish
editor of The Weekly Standard, and noted the many other conservatives who
have championed the pro-Israel cause.
With Republican support for Israel holding
strong and the Democratic
sympathy for Palestinians rising, Klinghoffer says, the Jews need to
rethink their loyalty to every whim and prejudice the Democratic Party
extends. "Enemies or Allies?" calls for not only a thank-you for Christian
support of Israel, but also for the Jewish community to take action.
"Being merely a taker rather than a
giver is a betrayal of Jewish values,"
American Jews need to get behind conservative
politics and suggest to
organizations like the Anti-Defamation League to desist from defaming
Christians like they've done in the past, says Klinghoffer. He sees no
reason why the Jews can't work with Evangelical Christians when it comes to
politics, because, he adds, both Jewish and Christian value systems stem
from the Hebrew Bible.
Toward Tradition expects to receive
both support and resentment in response
to their new pamphlet. Free copies of "Enemies or Allies?" can be ordered
by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mandi Steele is an editorial intern
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