Israel Gives Mixed Messages on Messianic Lobby

Israel Gives Mixed Messages on Messianic Lobby

The Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA) has opened an Israel advocacy group in Washington, DC.


The goal is to promote a biblical solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, namely, that the Land of Israel, in its entirety, belongs to the Jewish people.


“A two-state solution is contrary to the Bible,” the group’s executive director Paul Liberman told Israel Today. “The Palestinians are sojourners in the Land and should have permanent resident status in Israel.”


Called the Alliance for Israel Advocacy, the group has an office and staff in Washington where they are lobbying for a one-state solution, though officially, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to back the idea of a Palestinian state.


When Ilan Sztulman, head of public diplomacy at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, heard about this Messianic effort, he said, “We don’t have any contact with them. Their belief in a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is against what we believe. The official position...