Did you realize that Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a very strong and vocal supporter of Israel and the Jewish people?
The Jewish community has suffered for millennia from the evils of racism. There is no community that should care more or fight more fervently beside those expressing the dream of American equality.
The story of Black-Jewish relations is a long and complex one—from helping found the NAACP and marching arm-in-arm in the civil rights movement to helping stop the slavery and genocide in Darfur, Jews have taken the lead in helping the black community both in America and throughout the world.
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In response, PJTN has issued a press release to publicly condemn the Black Lives Matter movement’s anti-Semitic manifesto and the silence that ensued after numerous Synagogues and Churches were attacked and defaced with antisemitic and anti-Christian statements during their protests last week. We must as Christians, Jews and people of moral conscience decry the hypocrisy of the movement which has led the charge against racism while standing by anti-Semitic positions and remaining silent as Jewish and Christian houses of worship were vandalized and desecrated across America during the recent riots.
All true American patriots wept bitter tears at the brutal and needless death of George Floyd. As a course of humanity, we understand the inherent problems within our society that need to be addressed and healed. Racism of any kind does not belong in America and must be relegated to the annuls of history. By the same token, it is hypocritical of Christian leaders to support the Black Lives Matter movement while ignoring their past calls to boycott the one and only Jewish State, outrageous claims that Israel has perpetrated genocide and their total denial of the Jewish people’s right to self-determination. We are reminded in Deuteronomy 16:20 Justice, justice, thou must pursue. These positions are anti-Semitic to their core and cannot be ignored by Jewish and Christian leaders.
Black Lives Matter cannot say they are leading the charge against racism while advocating the destruction of Jewish communities in the U.S., as well as the only Jewish State and looking the other way when churches and synagogues come under attack during their protests.
Historically Jews and Christians of all backgrounds have stood toe-to-toe in the American civil rights struggle. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. stood alongside respected Rabbis in his peaceful marches for justice. Allowing the legacy of Reverend King and this movement to be hijacked by anti-Semitic, anti-Christian and anti-American forces is a great injustice in itself that needs to be rectified for the sake of our shared Judeo/Christian values and the future of these United States. There is a vacuum of spiritual leadership in this movement and it's time for Jewish and Christian leaders to unite publicly to call upon the leadership of the Black Lives Matter movement to fully renounce all hate from their platform and condemn hate crimes perpetrated in their name immediately so that the process of healing and restoration can begin.
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