And as the Church Times, Britain's Anglican weekly, reports, he
'has said that he should have voted against a General Synod motion that endorsed the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI).
Archbishop Welby abstained on a private member's motion on Palestine and Israel that was passed by the Synod last year ( News, 29 June 2012, Synod, 13 July 2012). The Board of Deputies of British Jews objected to the motion's calling for the Synod to "affirm its support" for EAPPI. It said that EAPPI's "ecumenical accompaniers", who monitor human-rights abuses of Palestinians, had "almost no grasp of the suffering of normal Israelis".
In an interview with The Jewish News, published on Thursday of last week, Archbishop Welby, who is scheduled to visit Israel in June, said: "On reflection, I'd have voted against. I wasn't quite up to speed when I went into that vote. I think the situation in the Holy Land is so complicated . . . and I don't think the motion adequately reflected the complexity."
He said that he would have added to the motion that Israel had the right to "live in security and peace within internationally agreed borders, and the people of the region have the right to justice, peace, and security, whoever they are"....'Read more here
Galloway tweets Hamas some love
There are some great comments there so far!Delete
From the guy who proposed the EAPPI motionReplyDelete
"When he visits Israel and Palestine, I hope Archbishop Justin, like Archbishop Rowan before him, will visit the West Bank and speak to ordinary Palestinians whose lives are disrupted by the separation wall built on their land, deep in their territory, and by demolitions, movement restrictions, and other manifestations of the military occupation of Palestine. I hope he will see the work of EAPPI and will meet Palestinians and Israelis working for a just peace."
Wouldn't it be nice if EAPPI iniatativees met some Israelis and Palestinians working for a just peace? Some Israelis at all really.
Another county heard from, Geoff!Delete
Richard is just so tiresome.Delete
geoffff 04.03.13 at 5:08 pm
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How many lives has this “barrier of wire and concrete” saved? Hundreds? Thousands? How many wars has it stopped?
You can tell it is doing its job by the loud low and incessant bleating of the “antizionists” who just itch for the good old days when antizionists weren’t afraid to call themselves what they are and Jews knew their place.
Three loud long cheers for the peace barrier.
He's replied to the Christian poster but has pointedly (it seems to me) ignored the three Jewish posters!Delete
Also he snipped the link to where last year I awarded the security fence a peace prize.Delete
Richard has a thin skin for someone so outspoken and not much of a sense of humour. He will never understand why Jews need both a thick skin and a sense of humour. Born with them I suppose.
And he's censored my riposte to his reply to Mark, by the look of things. I suppose the reference to the Mufti's collaboration with Hitler and the examples of hardcore Palestinian antisemitism were too much for a man in denial to handle.Delete
Meanwhile, across the Herring Pond:ReplyDelete