There is never a good time for me to leave Israel. It has been a trip filled with fulfillment as I’ve been in the presence of the Prime Minister, the President of Israel and top leadership who have for me further underscored the value of and need for PJTN at this moment in world history. While in Israel, I was filled with renewed energy and commitment with each step taken in the Holy Land and I have re-dedicated the mission ahead of us to the hands of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I am accepting only victories for PJTN on the march forward!
As I stood in the city of Jerusalem this past weekend with the privilege of personally addressing Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu standing before me, it was not lost to me that God has truly birthed a miracle with PJTN. What a fulfillment of promise has been birthed from the vision God gave me less than twenty years ago to begin an organization dedicated to educating Christians on the biblical mandate to support Israel and the Jewish brethren.
From small seeds of long hours of dedicated work from my kitchen table, PJTN has grown to encompass the world and this week bring our message before the Prime Minister of Israel. I am truly humbled and reminded of the promise of God in Proverbs 18:16: “A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.”
As I write to you, I am embarking on the first day of what will be an intense two weeks for PJTN, as we take our message international—first to Israel and then to South Africa.
My first stop will be in Israel for a summit gathering of Christian leaders who are standing on the forefront for Israel and the Jewish people at this critical time. Orchestrated by the Government Press Office of Israel, four full days of meetings are on my schedule, including what I hope will be time for me to personally greet both Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Rivlin. On Monday of next week, I am representing PJTN in a centerpiece moment—a panel convened to discuss the rising tide of antisemitism being seen globally. The panel discussion "Hitting Back at BDS: Facts, Funding & Terror Ties" will be a moment where I can share a core mission of PJTN Watchmen around the world as you have been faithful to stand with me on the frontlines in this ongoing battle 24/7. Your voice will be carried to high level listeners on this panel with me including the Director of Ministry of Strategic Affairs for Israel and a principal editor at the Jerusalem Post.
Over the five days we will spend in Israel, PJTN will also be in the field with taping for a new series of episodes of Focus On Israel.
The “silver lining” to the dark cloud that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has attempted to cast over PJTN continues to rain blessings in the form of new and renewed commitments to our work!
We have had an outpouring of international press that brought our messaging to a new world of awareness. Major Jewish press outlets from Jerusalem to New York posted stories on PJTN and the attack we are under in being named a “hate group” for supporting Israel and the Jewish people. You can click here to see highlights of this global coverage.
News has reached around the world within the past 24 hours of PJTN being targeted as a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)!
As I write this, United With Israel has posted this news article on their Facebook page for viewing by their 6 million followers—and already PJTN’s story of the attack on our organization by the SPLC has been shared over 200 times!
PJTN PRO-ISRAEL EVANGELICAL ORGANIZATION PUT ON SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER LIST OF HATE GROUPS
LAURIE CARDOZA-MOORE: “IF BEING PRO-ISRAEL IS A NOW CONSIDERED A HATE CRIME, I WILL WEAR THE SPLC LISTING AS A BADGE OF HONOR”
(NASHVILLE,TENNESSSEE) 10-24- 19 --Proclaiming Justice to The Nations (PJTN) has recently been placed on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of hate groups, which is ironic since PJTN exists to fight the world’s oldest hatred - antisemitism. PJTN has gained wide international media acclaim as it encourages state legislators to act against antisemitism and BDS. However, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) seems to believe that being pro-Israel and against antisemitism is now a hate crime.
Certainly it was with a lot of gratitude I read the flood of incoming emails in support of PJTN—the situation with the Southern Poverty Law Center announced last week, has really hit a chord with loyal PJTN Watchmen who value our liberty of freedom of speech!
Here’s just a sample from the mailbag on reactions to PJTN being deemed a “hate group”:
Hatred has a face behind the mask of the "protection of freedom of speech.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has placed PJTN on their national "hate list”— a list that currently totals 1,026 organizations, highlighted by groups that include the KKK, neo-Nazis, racist skinhead organizations, anti-government movements, Neo-Confederates and Christian identity adherents. The hit list of Christian organizations includes not only PJTN but organizations such as the Family Research Council; ACT for America; the Center for Security Policy and the Alliance Defending Freedom, the latter an organization that has been successful in defending America’s Judeo/Christian values.
As I prepare to leave for South Africa next month for speaking engagements set by our PJTN Chapter in Johannesburg, comes the unwelcomed headline that the Anglican Church in SA (ACSA) has decided to support the BDS Movement against Israel by formally passing a resolution entitled “Time To Act In Solidarity With Palestine.”
Could it be any more obvious that God is orchestrating this mission for PJTN for "a time such as this?”
At a time when PJTN is on the frontlines in educating and motivating Christians, Jews and all people of conscience on the need as never before to be supportive of Israel and the Jewish people, I was outraged to learn that last week a delegation from the Vatican visiting the Temple Mount remained silent as a Muslim cleric in their presence made an address that denied Jewish ties to Jerusalem. The cleric at the Al-Aqsa Mosque went on even further to declare that the Jews have been attacking the holy sites of Jerusalem and have no right to be there.