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Finding a Unified Voice

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A growing number of fringe anti-Zionist groups are also protesting Christian support for Israel, Breaking News Israel's Eliana Rudee reports. But the reporter spoke with Fellowship Senior Vice President Yael Eckstein, who said that Christians and Jews must stay united in their support for the Jewish state:

The growing phenomenon of fringe anti-Zionist Jewish groups, evidenced by organizations such as IfNotNow and Jewish Voice for Peace which protest Christian support for Israel, is representative of the greatest challenge of the Jewish people in reaching geula (redemption)...

Yael Eckstein, the Senior Vice President of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), an interfaith pro-Israel organization, also believes that such recognition amongst non-Jews is part of the Biblical prophecy coming to fruition, although, unlike Rabbi Winston and Dr. Laitman, she does not view Jews who hate Israel as part of Biblical prophecy. “Throughout history there have been Jews who have disagreed on every single topic – that’s not new. Something we have to work on is finding a unified voice,” she told Breaking Israel News.

On a practical level, Eckstein suggests that while the Jewish people must approach anti-Zionist Jewish groups authentically and with conviction, they must not offer credibility to groups that “hate those who love us and love those who hate us by legitimizing terrorists, terrorism funders, and giving credibility to terrorist movements and actions.” She suggests not giving much attention to enemies, while reaching out to friends...

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