There has never been any doubt about our primate's sympathies for the Jewish community. What concerns me is the imbalance in the wider context of the appeal by the Anglican bishop of Jerusalem and his Palestinian people.
Archbishop Hutchison rightly makes the distinction between the policies of the Israeli government and the Jewish communities. One wishes for similar distinction between the Hamas-led Palestinian government and the Palestinian people whose plight Bishop Riah Abu El-Assal has highlighted. I must ask: Who will reassure him and the Palestinian people? And when?
The leadership of llamas in Palestine has assisted well-meaning people and governments, including our own, to strangle the Palestinian people. If wiser counsels do not prevail, Darfur and Ethiopia will pale into insignificance in comparison to the starvation of the Palestinian people in the biblical land of milk and honey that was promised to the children of Abraham.
Rev. Philip J. Santram
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|Author:||Santram, Philip J.|
|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Date:||Sep 1, 2006|
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