Jewish Leaders Outraged Over Presbyterian Leaders’ ‘Zionism Unsettled’ Study Guide

Posted By on February 19, 2014

(Photo: Reuters/Ammar Awad) An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man takes a picture in front of the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif, and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City Sept. 18, 2011. February 19, 2014|12:55 pm Jewish leaders have expressed outrage of a study guide Presbyterian Church (USA) recently released regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying that the publication is "sending Jews to the trash-heap of history." Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, and Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, the Center's director of interfaith affairs, wrote a column on Fox News website denouncing a guide titled "Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study." In their column, Cooper and Adlerstein said that the "Zionism Unsettled" study guide was "sending Jews to the trash-heap of history." "Presbyterian churches are teaching that their Jewish neighbors are inherently racist and prone to abusing the rights of others," wrote Cooper and Adlerstein."To be clear, this is no mere attack on Israeli policies, but rather on the very legitimacy of the Zionist enterprise." Cooper and Adlerstein added that with the publication of "Zionism Unsettled" PC (USA) leadership "have crippled dialogue with the Jewish people." "Our outrage over 'Zionism Unsettled' is directed at the leaders of PCUSA, not its members.

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