Evangelical Christians voice support for Palestinian state

Monday, July 30, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

In an open letter published in the Sunday edition of the New York Times, dozens of prominent Evangelical Christians from across the United States expressed their support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The letter urged President George W. Bush to “not grow weary” in his efforts to facilitate a final status agreement between Israel, the Palestinian Arabs and the wider Arab world.

The authors also took at fellow Christians who oppose the creation of an Arab state on Israel's biblical heartland, insisting that it is a “serious misperception” that all Evangelicals support Israel's right to all the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

Christians United for Israel (CUFI) director Pastor John Hagee told The Jerusalem Post that the letter was a misrepresentation of mainstream Evangelical beliefs.

“The authors of this letter do not represent the views of the vast majority of Bible-believing mainstream Evangelicals in America,” said Hagee, who blasted as “absolutely incorrect” the assertion that the Palestinian Arabs have a historic right to the land equal to that of the Jews.

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